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post #1 of 25 Old 03-08-2013, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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Yj Rain report for the high desert

It has been raining lightly for the last hour here in Ridgecrest, how about where you're at?

I don't know about you but we really need the rain so I say bring it on!


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post #2 of 25 Old 03-08-2013, 09:59 AM
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I woke up to see two to three inches of snow covering my jeep here in Phelan, CA. Roads are clear but light snow is still falling.
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You lucky duck! I wish we had snow here.

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post #4 of 25 Old 03-08-2013, 10:54 AM
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You lucky duck! I wish we had snow here.
Snow gets old quick. Lol
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Yea but it never lasts long now does it!

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post #6 of 25 Old 03-08-2013, 11:15 AM
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What elevation are you at Hotshot?
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post #7 of 25 Old 03-08-2013, 11:17 AM
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I kinda want to head out to Mid Hills campground in Mojave to enjoy the desert snow.
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post #8 of 25 Old 03-08-2013, 11:44 AM
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What elevation are you at Hotshot?
About 4500'.
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post #9 of 25 Old 03-08-2013, 11:54 AM
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I kinda want to head out to Mid Hills campground in Mojave to enjoy the desert snow.
Where's this Mid Hills campground? I can't wait until it starts to warm up so I can get some use out my new fifth wheel. I bought it over 6 months ago and have only taken it out twice. Once to Calico, and between Christmas and New Years I slept in it on front of a casino in Laughlin. Lol.

This year I plan on making some trips up 395 with it. Can't wait.
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post #10 of 25 Old 03-08-2013, 12:59 PM
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In Mojave Nation Preserve. Its up in the mountains. About 5500 feet. Its nice and cool in the summer as well.

Dead center here:

http://www.nps.gov/moja/planyourvisi...d/MOJAmap1.pdf

and here are some photos I found of the Campground in winter:

http://www.spiritburner.com/fusion/s...id/16522/tp/5/
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post #11 of 25 Old 03-08-2013, 01:23 PM
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Thanks, as soon as I made that post I hunted it down online. LOL Hows the road going in there?
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post #12 of 25 Old 03-08-2013, 03:06 PM
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basically an improved dirt road. In good weather a 2WD car can do it no problem.
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post #13 of 25 Old 03-08-2013, 07:32 PM
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basically an improved dirt road. In good weather a 2WD car can do it no problem.
Was wondering if I could get the fifth wheel up there.
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post #14 of 25 Old 03-09-2013, 07:27 AM
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I got my 40' horse trailer with living quarters up to "hole In the Wall" campground. Nice place to ride your horses also.
I think the caverns at Mitchell has been closed now though. You can visit the old "Orange Blossom Mine" too.
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What do you pull your 5R with?
My Dodge had no problems, but a friend had some issues with his 2wd Chevy.
A few sandy spots, but "Hole In The Wall" is fairly easy, and going to Mid Hills is is a bit more "off Road"
than I want to try with my rig.

How about Owl Canyon?
Near Rainbow Basin, and access to the Black Mtn area?
Anyone go out there? It is close for us here in Antelope Valley, and the cost of Diesel
is killing me to tow anywhere right now. I want to go up to the eastern Sierras,
or up to around Glass Creek, ( Mammoth area), to explore too, maybe go to the petroglyphs.
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