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Old 12-31-2014, 07:33 PM
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Hello everyone,

I just purchased a new Wrangler Rubicon and looking for some adventure. I love the outdoors and previously did a lot of hiking until I developed some foot problems. Owned motorcycles and an ATV when I was younger and have rented Jeeps and ATVs since; love every minute of it. Wife said... "You need to have more fun. All work and no play makes a dull boy!" So... I bought a Jeep! She might rethink her words next time. Looking for some suggestions to keep from becoming a "dull boy". My son is 12 and I want to expose him to more outdoor adventures. I have a stock Rubicon so would like appropriate suggestions and invites. I live in Mountain's Edge in SW Vegas. Can't wait to give ya the Jeep wave and nod.

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Old 12-31-2014, 08:08 PM   #2
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Hey mike welcome. Just keep an eye out here there is a great group of guys here that run all kinds of stuff. Look forward to a new wave on the road scott in hendo

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Howdy Mike and welcome! If you are interested in running some of the trails in Death Valley or the west side of the Spring Mountains, drop me a line. We're in Pahrump so we head into Death Valley this time of year often. There are over 1000 miles of back country roads to explore with some interesting mining ruins if your interested in that sort of thing, I won't go into the old mines, but I understand some of them are "relatively" safe to explore. The above ground stuff interests me more than the holes in the ground.
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Old 01-01-2015, 10:23 AM   #4
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Hi Mike,
I live in the same area. I joined Vegas Valley 4 Wheelers 2 years ago and have had some great rides with the club and the members. There are a lot of trails in our area. Maybe we will see you on them.
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The guys and gals post up trail rides that they do regularly. They will tell you (or you can ask) if the run is suitable to a stock Rubi or not (some are...and some aren't)
If you are looking at good references for lone wolf rides, I suggest the following books for a decent reference. The Nevada Trails: Southern Region I find to be more user friendly and I'll use it first if I have the preference. But there are some definite gaps (no Potato Ridge/Rocky Gap?...really?).





The second one is Great Basin SUV Trails Vol I which while not as slick (black and white throughout), does cover more.







They are both good trip planners to a point. Due diligence and trying to confirm things have changed are still required. I think the most "fun" was coming upon some wanna be militia members running a Class III range on the Anniversary Mine Trail (#37 in the Nevada Trails)...its private and you have a range going? book. No idea if they actually had the right of way, but they had the hardware (and more ACU / Multicam gear than me...and I'm active Army...whatever), so I and the fam politely backed on out (and got a couple terrain features away most rickety tick).

Ahh, good times.

I don't know how familiar you are with off roading (Jeep or otherwise), but if going alone, just ensure you never hit something that you can't make it out of (reverse must always be a COA) and the possibility of mechanicals must always be on the mind. I was "out there" with the fam a long way away from anyone else just yesterday, but I've shaked out my old Rub pretty good in the last four months where the risks are somewhat low. Your newer one? Shouldn't be in the same boat as my '03.
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Old 01-06-2015, 07:30 PM
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Thanks to all for the advice, suggestions and invites. I have been super busy since my daughter got married last week. @icarian, I ordered both books and expect them this week. I plan to go on the 4X4 101 run on January 17th and hope to meet many there. Keep the suggestions rolling.
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Cool Mike. I might make it on Rayne's jaunt then. My build is about to start in a big way (waiting on parts to arrive), so I may or may not have a jeep to wheel then. We shall see...

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Heres a site I started using to find old mine locations. This is a good source for finding obscure locations. Western Mining History
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Hi everyone,

I am looking for someone (or a few) to run a trail or 2 tomorrow (Saturday 1/10). Sorry for the late post but I was unsure of my schedule. I am interested in anything up to Class III and willing to go as far as Pahrump. I can leave my house in SW Las Vegas as early as 10 AM. Please post and I will private message you my contact information or you can private message me.

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Howdy Mike and welcome! If you are interested in running some of the trails in Death Valley or the west side of the Spring Mountains, drop me a line. We're in Pahrump so we head into Death Valley this time of year often. There are over 1000 miles of back country roads to explore with some interesting mining ruins if your interested in that sort of thing, I won't go into the old mines, but I understand some of them are "relatively" safe to explore. The above ground stuff interests me more than the holes in the ground.
This time of the year is great for riding the desert floor . We would like to meet up with you and others for some stock Rubicon rides. We're down on blue diamond....you're just up the road.
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This time of the year is great for riding the desert floor . We would like to meet up with you and others for some stock Rubicon rides. We're down on blue diamond....you're just up the road.
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