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*** Be advised to check this post often as items such as location and times may have changed*****

Meet at Penny's 0830 for breakfast, then to the trail.

Have a military member currently serving overseas that will be back on leave during this period and wants to wheel his rig while he is back. This was one of the trails he chose to do.


Hopefully we can get a nice turn out.

DaK

Oh, I will have a n00b in the passenger seat. If anything come on out just to hear him girl scream.

Attending:
DaK
ChuckMRN
RadarRob
JeeperDave49


Maybe:
Joebot13(hopin ya get your tires mang)
 

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RadarRob2012 said:
Is this on the 25th of this month? If so, if I can figure out a way, I'll be there. If I'm not at Peggy Sue's by 9:00 am, I won't be coming.
Sorry, didn't read all of the thread name. Duh... Still planning on it though.
 

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Hey DaK r u going up Doran?....please!....and down Odessa ...so much more fun that direction ...
O....and Penny's Dinner between the Arco gas station & the Oak tree inn has WAY better food....IMO..
 

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Hey DaK r u going up Doran?....please!....and down Odessa ...so much more fun that direction ...
O....and Penny's Dinner between the Arco gas station & the Oak tree inn has WAY better food....IMO..

Yes, Up Doran, down Odessa... I like that way better as well. So we are all on the same page

This is the loop I plan to run:

Map of Doran/Odessa Loop 4x4 Trail, California | EveryTrail

In a clockwise manner. That is, using this maps waypoints, 1,2,3,7,8 and so on back to the start.

Verified the link, brings up the big man for "old" people to see
 

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You guys doing the Gatekeeper at Doran's opening?

Jerry, the way I go in the Gatekeeper is at the end. We can and will stop there if people wish to attempt the Gatekeeper. Always a good show. To me it is better to do this at the end so if people want to go home or whatever they can and if someome breaks or damages themselves on it the whole day isn't spent on recovery.
 

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Going down Gatekeeper is certainly a better option with the way it is now. Going up is not for the faint-of-heart. I've gone up the Gatekeeper 4-5 times but that was years ago... it's a totally changed beast now. I won't even consider trying to go up it now.
 

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Click the "report post" icon on the bottom left of the first post, which will send a message to all the mods. In the message, request edit privilege to the first post. That's how I do it.
 

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Going down Gatekeeper is certainly a better option with the way it is now. Going up is not for the faint-of-heart. I've gone up the Gatekeeper 4-5 times but that was years ago... it's a totally changed beast now. I won't even consider trying to go up it now.
About a year ago a friend of mine went up and down the gatekeeper and he felt it was scarier going down. I still want to go up the gatekeeper, but I would want a spotter who I know and trust and communicate well with and who knows the gatekeeper (in its current form) well. Problem is only one or two people fit that description, and I rarely wheel with them. I wish I had done it a year ago when I had the chance, but it was at the end of the day and I was getting tired and it was taking a half hour per vehicle to get through the gatekeeper.
 

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I'm a maybe ...

I went up Odessa last time ... would like to try it going down ... but between Big Bear this weekend and Last Chance on the 1st ... I might have my quota filled (plus I don't want to break anything before Last Chance)

But definitely a maybe ...
 

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I went up Odessa last time ... would like to try it going down
Going up Odessa is definitely more fun than going down Odessa, but going up Doran is way waaay more fun than going down Doran. I wouldn't want to go up Odessa with my hard top on though. Too much risk of smacking it on the wall going up the 50/50 Slot. I came pretty close once a few years ago. I slid off my line, nearly all the way into the wall.

 

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Going up Odessa is definitely more fun than going down Odessa, but going up Doran is way waaay more fun than going down Doran. I wouldn't want to go up Odessa with my hard top on though. Too much risk of smacking it on the wall going up the 50/50 Slot. I came pretty close once a few years ago. I slid off my line, nearly all the way into the wall.
XJMAN1 saved my hardtop in that slot while spotting me ... we were able to turn it away with about 3-4" from the wall to spare ...
 

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Haha, that was a close one. Good times, good times. Next time Doran.
That's right, you guys weren't there for Fridays run up Doran and up the Rock Garden offshoot on the left right before the waterfall. Yeah, Good Times.
 

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If that is the spot I think it is, we normally go down that and have not ever had a problem any of the rigs spotted through it.
 
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