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Unread 12-12-2014, 12:57 PM   #1
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17th Annual El Pasos/Red Rock Ca. Trip

~HI-N-LO Desert Runners Club 17th Annual El Paso Mountain Range Trip~

Duration:

02/12/15-02/15/15~Heading out Thursday night, February 12, 2015 and packing up and heading home Sunday night, February 15, 2015.

Requirements:

4WD~No Exceptions, each party is responsible for their own traveling and passengers (the 3 immediately confirmed folks/rigs for this trip are full with no room for passengers), food, water, sleeping arrangements and bedding (tents or in your rig as there are no true amenities otherwise), pretty much the basics. It is possible to get to this location with a 2WD with high clearance; however, there WILL be outings that require 4WD period. Thus, I recommend 4WD for the whole trip. Also, small lightweight tent trailers and popups can make it with caution so don’t let that deter you if you prefer to bring a tent trailer or popup. If possible, please try to bring a little firewood for the campfire. One small bundle per night seems to be a reasonable contribution and helps insure no one is left in the “cold” so to speak, LOL. There are numerous exposed mining shafts, both vertical and horizontal, so caution and safety is a priority. Our group usually uses CB Radio for most communications and is more than adequate. We are primarily on channel 18. We will have two FRS handhelds as well while at camp. The only other things I ask are to bring a hunger for getting away from civilization and a happy attitude! That’s what this trip has been, is and shall continue to be about! It will be cold, so keep this in mind when packing clothes and bedding. February can be surprisingly warm both day and night. It can also be colder than a witch’s…well, you know. What's the one thing that it ALWAYS IS? It’s ALWAYS a great time with old friends and making new ones as well.

Location approximated in image below.







For any other questions, email me at hinlodesertrunners@yahoo.com or of course comment/reply here.

Dave / Mojavedave

holland-camp-3.jpg

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Unread 12-15-2014, 05:53 AM   #2
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Im also in Lancaster and would like to join you guys. Its just too far out to commit right now. Are you going to have a set number of vehicles?
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Unread 12-15-2014, 10:20 AM   #3
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kg6bws;

No number restriction for now. Dave may cap the number later.
Just remember this is primitive, so water, and taking care of nesessary sanitation, can be a bit of a worry if you are real shy.
If you bring kids, WATCH THEM! Lots of open mining shafts, and some vertical, or have vertical shafts in them.
Dogs as well must be watched, as they must be both friendly, and kept out of the mines.

Dave and his Dad, and I went up there a couple months ago, and kind of squatted in the ruins for shelter from the wind.
I don't see a wind problem this time, but the idea of cold is a concern. Dress for cold, and pray for NO rain!

Plenty of gullys and stuff to test your abilities, near camp, but the roads into the area are pretty easy once you get up Iron Canyon.
I am bringing my small off road trailer, and made this last time no sweat. BUT...I have a LOT of clearance under my trailer,
And have 16" wheels. this trip is geared for all levels of off road knowledge, so even newbies will have no problems, if a little
common sense is used.

This is the camp area....



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Unread 12-15-2014, 10:27 AM   #4
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As you can see, the area for camping is pretty smooth, but tents campers will need to use a pad.



Here are also a couple of the mines we explored last time...




As I said...lots of vertical shafts as well...beware!!





We always figure on lots of good eats too!...

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Unread 12-16-2014, 06:18 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info. No worries about the camping. Ive been offroading/camping for a long time and Ive never been a big fan of campgrounds. No kids, no pets. I run solo about 99% of the time. This is way out of my comfort zone going on a run with other people but it would be nice to find others to explore with.
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Unread 12-16-2014, 09:55 PM   #6
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Well Justin, you sound like our kind of people.
Come on out, and relax, while your human batteries recharge.
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Unread 12-18-2014, 02:07 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info. No worries about the camping. Ive been offroading/camping for a long time and Ive never been a big fan of campgrounds. No kids, no pets. I run solo about 99% of the time. This is way out of my comfort zone going on a run with other people but it would be nice to find others to explore with.
First, thanks to Steve for gettin' in here and sharing a little info and replying! I have been away from the site for a few, obviously!

Anyway, Steve is right, it's mild mannered and the right type of folks are always welcomed!
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Unread 12-19-2014, 06:24 AM   #8
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Thanks to both of you. I wheel 99% alone so itd be nice to meet a few people. Sitting around a campfire alone all the time isnt all that much fun lol. Ill keep an eye on this. With my work schedule ever changing I just cant make plans until it gets closer.
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Unread 01-15-2015, 10:47 AM   #9
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4 weeks to go!

Yup, 4 weeks and counting and I can hardly wait! I better start getting ready! LMAO!

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Unread 01-20-2015, 10:18 AM   #10
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What no email from you Dave? I'm hurt! LOL I'll check the calendar and get back to you.
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Unread 01-21-2015, 11:57 AM   #11
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Jeff baby! My love, forgive me! Lol

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What no email from you Dave? I'm hurt! LOL I'll check the calendar and get back to you.
Hey, Jeff, I sent you an email as well to sorta exlain. Hope all is well!

Latnerness, Dave
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Unread 02-04-2015, 01:49 PM   #12
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1 week and 1 day!

Counting down...
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Unread 02-04-2015, 02:54 PM   #13
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Well I won't be camping but I should be down for a day run Dave.
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Unread 02-05-2015, 10:05 AM   #14
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Day Run

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Well I won't be camping but I should be down for a day run Dave.
Cool Jeff! It'll be good to see you again. When do ya think you'll grace us with your presence? We will be standing by on channel 18 (occasionally 12) on the CB. Give us a hollar. So far, we should be at Holland Thursday night 2/12/15, fire and dinner, etc. Then the usual breakfast Friday morninging with some relatively local trailing Friday. Saturday looks like a run down from Holland, EP 15 westward to the 26...it's a good trail with some nice scenery, particularly since we've had some rain and the green is popping up. Keep me posted if you can. We can always bounce the schedule around. Incidenally, I will be smoking chicken on Friday, at least so far that's the plan.

Catch ya soon my friend!

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Unread 02-05-2015, 11:13 AM   #15
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It will be Friday if I make it since Saturday is Valentines day and I will be spending it with the wife.
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