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post #1 of 7 Old 08-01-2010, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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Ideas needed for camping trip

Better half is out of town at the end of Oct. Just bought a Jeep, but not new to camping or Ocotillo/Superstition/desert camping. My buddy and I are talking about having a boys weekend where we start somewhere, say off the 8 in Oc or Superstition and drive up towards Palm Springs. Maybe I'm being super ambitious, but the gist is, I want to drive during the day and camp at night and if I can drive from one highway to another through the desert for 2 or 3 days, that is mission accomplished in my eyes. Anyone do anything like this? Any ideas? I'm open to anywhere west of AZ and south of Vegas.

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post #2 of 7 Old 08-01-2010, 12:37 PM
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Look into this. It follows a 19th century trail route from AZ across CA. There are whole books and websites about it. Keep meaning to make time for the trip.

Bradshaw Trail - Dirtopia, the Off-Road Encyclopedia

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Look into this. It follows a 19th century trail route from AZ across CA. There are whole books and websites about it. Keep meaning to make time for the trip.

Bradshaw Trail - Dirtopia, the Off-Road Encyclopedia

Bradshaw's Desert Trail To Gold
It didn't say in the article. Is the town of La Paz still there? Is it a ghost town?

Another trail that can be done in a weekend is the trail from Trona, over the Panamint Mountains into Death Valley. That is a great trail. I've done it four times in an S10 4x4 blazer. Plenty of mine shafts, old mining equipment, ghost town, challenging terrain, and more. Surprise Canyon.

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Thank you both so much. I will start putting the research pen to paper. Google. Go!
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i'm interested in this...it's a great time of the year and lots a time to plan...

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I'm interested in you being interested in it. I'm going to look up some details and open the invite.
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post #7 of 7 Old 08-23-2010, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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Alright. I want to open this up to anyone who wants to go. I have been reading like crazy and it looks like we're going to head to the trail early morning of Oct 22nd. We'll drive most of the trail and spend time doing a lot of the side routes up to the mines and such. I would like to camp on the trail about half way through that night. Sat we'll get up and drive some more side routes and end up at Wiley's Well. I would like to do some geode hunting later that day and then camp at Wiley's Well or Coon Hollow that night. Head back Sunday. Anyone interested/would be interested/suggestions that would make you interested?
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