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4point 01-04-2009 05:40 PM

Last Chance Canyon
 
Yesterday, I left home a 4AM to drive 4.5 hours to Red Rock OHV area. Its about 20 miles north of Mojave,CA. I went with IGOFISHN from MJR, he and some of the local club he belongs to plus Billygoat from MJR also. There were six rigs in total, 1) CJ7, 2) CJ5's, 1) TJ, 1) Sami and 1) Taco. I've never wheeled in the SoCal deserts before and this place is awesome. Its actually referred to as "the high desert" because of its elevation and location. It was great to get out of the ice and snow for just one day. It was mostly sunny all day and hit about 50 at the heat of the day. This area is as typical for desert southwest historic mining country. One of the highlights is Burro Schmidts tunnel, this old miner dug with hand tools a 2000ft. tunnel clean through the mountain chasing a vein of gold. It took him 38 years to do this. :eek: I met a bunch of new people again. Good fun as always.

And yes I had a great time.............


Airing down at the trail head.
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...yon1-09001.jpg

Heading up the canyon.
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...yon1-09002.jpg

Igofishn on the rocks.
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...yon1-09010.jpg

Patching a gash in Pauls tire, if you look close you can see a wad of plug sticking out of it.
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...yon1-09011.jpg

Kyle at the V notch. His rig slipped off the wall in to the notch.
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...yon1-09013.jpg

More.............

distortedtj 01-04-2009 05:44 PM

I'm starting to want to move to California, with all these pic's and wheeling threads there.

orange05tj 01-04-2009 05:47 PM

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Originally Posted by distortedtj (Post 302817)
I'm starting to want to move to California, with all these pic's and wheeling threads there.

Dont hit your brakes when your moving, cuz my uhaul will coming threw ya.

Nice pics there, looks like a blast

4point 01-04-2009 05:48 PM

Here you can see his predicament.
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...yon1-09018.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...yon1-09018.jpg

cweed recovering Kyle.
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...yon1-09019.jpg

cweed broke a brake line so he welded it shut to save his brakes and fininshed out the day just fine.
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...yon1-09022.jpg

Here is cweed going into the notch backwards. His first line was not the right one.
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...yon1-09024.jpg

More.................

4point 01-04-2009 05:54 PM

Igofishn and I stood on the back bumper and nerf bar to right him. He backed up took a better line and walked right on through.
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...yon1-09026.jpg

Placard at Burro Schmidts tunnel.
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...yon1-09033.jpg

The tunnel entrance.
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...yon1-09036.jpg

Link to more and better picks.
Trail Run Last Chance Canyon 1/3/09 - MJR

4point 01-04-2009 05:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by distortedtj (Post 302817)
I'm starting to want to move to California, with all these pic's and wheeling threads there.

Transfer to Edwards and you'll be in the middle of all of this. :punk:

Scout 01-04-2009 07:30 PM

I need to give this whole "offroad" thing a try. It looks like fun!

Great pics!!! :punk:

tiny terror 01-04-2009 11:54 PM

Nice Pointy!! Looks like a great day, and a great crew.

Unlimited 01-05-2009 09:38 AM

Nice pics 4Point. I've heard about that trail, I'll have to get up there one of these day and check it out.

ccain 01-05-2009 10:48 AM

Great pics Pointy! :punk: Looks like a blast!

4point 01-05-2009 11:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tiny terror (Post 303080)
Nice Pointy!! Looks like a great day, and a great crew.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unlimited (Post 303141)
Nice pics 4Point. I've heard about that trail, I'll have to get up there one of these day and check it out.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ccain (Post 303183)
Great pics Pointy! :punk: Looks like a blast!

It was nice, one of these days we'll have to meet at a central location and wheel/camp. I'm no rock crawler but I love exploring the desert.

tiny terror 01-05-2009 07:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 4point (Post 303186)
It was nice, one of these days we'll have to meet at a central location and wheel/camp. I'm no rock crawler but I love exploring the desert.


That would be cool!!

1BLKJP 01-06-2009 03:14 AM

Good pics Pointy. You need to get down to JV for a weekend and check out the BIG rocks. :D

steg 06-13-2012 04:05 PM

LOL no wheelin by your self!! got scared and turned around 4 miles into the trail!!

jeff_in_rc 06-13-2012 04:33 PM

I love Last Chance
 
I have been riding LCC for years on dirt bikes and it is always fun, I have yet to do it with my Jeep but I will do it soon. Hell it's in my back yard so to speak.

You can do it alone if you bypass the V notch, which I will as I don't have the skills for THAT yet. Did you all go to Bickle Camp while you were there? It is close to Burro Schmidts and you may have seen the signs.

Another fun canyon is Goler Wash about 5-6 miles to the east, it has a few rock steps that depending on the rain we have had just might stop you in your tracks! :eek:


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