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post #1 of 28 Old 12-29-2011, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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Red Rock/Goler area camping trip Feb 2012

"February 16-19, 2012 Red Rock, Goler, Randsburg and Surrounding Areas Trip!"
Just gearing up. All are welcome to join for the trip, for a day, for a night, whatever works for ya'll!

Here's a basic map of the area...There will be a sign stating HI N LO with an arrow at the turn off of Garlock Road.




Catcha all soon!

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post #2 of 28 Old 12-29-2011, 12:53 PM
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interested. post more info please
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post #3 of 28 Old 12-29-2011, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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Red Rock and Surrounding Areas

My local group have been going to this area since 1998, when we unkowing precisely where we were at, broke down. We busted a control arm on a Sunday afternoon in Iron Canyon, about two miles north of Garlock Road. After loads of fun mickeymousing the front end enuff to get the truck down the canyon, we located a trailer, had bonfires and laughs in between all this, we have been going back for 14 years now. It took us 'til Monday morning at about 6 a.m. to get home. lol.

The area is full of old mines, cabins (in fact has several cabins in the BLM's Adopt a cabin Program) and lots of trails ranging from 1-4. Red Rock State park has camping and has some extremely beautiful red cliffs and formations. This area is full of history and has been said to be the area of the state's 2nd largest gold mining boom! Randsburg is a "living" ghost town as it has buildings still erect (some even still used) from the 1860s and folks still live there.

Red Rock State Park is located in the El Paso Mountain Range, north of California City, North East of Mojave. The El Paso Mountain Range is also the home of the EL Paso Black Mountains, a closed area that is protected for ecological reasons, including wildlife and the natural terrain and formations itself. It is beautiful in it's own "Desert" way. I have found you don't necessarily have to have loads of trees and streams to view mother nature's beauty, just need to learn to appreciate her different types of beauty.

There is way too much to put here. But I will include a couple links with awesome information of the area.

http://randsburg.com/

http://www.desertusa.com/magfeb98/Randsburg/Ran.html

http://www.desertusa.com/rrsp/rrsp.html

and my personal (under reconstruction) website with a Desert USA article that mentions my club from several years ago...

http://hinlodesertrunnersclub.com/



Hope you enjoy!

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sounds nice. i think i can make it for this. are there minimum vehicle requirements for this trip?
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No minumum rig requirements. I have confirmed about 6 others so far from other sites, neighbors, etc. Our primary "camp" is one of the adopt a cabin sites. I will attach a photo in this post for fun. Where we camp, there are no camping fees and it's a "first come, first served" basis. Just don't trash the place and we usually try to leave it better then it was when we arrived. If you stay at the same site, I recommend bringing a tent, or bedding for sleeping in your rig or a cot maybe lol as the cabin is sorta small but has no bed frames, etc in it currently. However, it does have a KICK BUTT fireplace inside. It's really is a cool spot. Anyway, just a heads up-FYI on the sleeping arrangements lol.

Ok, now for a pic of the cabin...
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Just thought I would add this link since it has quite a few pics of the area from our trips over the years...

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?...00001911731094

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Hey, huitz, I see you are in the San berdoo area (Highland, ca.)...its a hop, skip and a jump up HWY 395 for you! Hope you can make it, to me, the more the merrier. Our 2006 trip was our biggest ever and was just a blast!

Here's a video from the 2006 HI N LO trip. We had folks from San Diego and even as far as Las Vegas show up, it was cool.


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yea i think its a sure thing for me. just have to confirm with my dad. we went to Baja for a run like this a few weeks ago and we loved it. love the whole camping exploring thing. just lmk all the details as the date comes closer, im assuming well need extra gas for this right? pretty excited about this already
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Yeah, Gas~LOl

Yeah, you will need to bring a few extra gallons. What are you and your dad running? I remember when I was running my '88 Suzuki Samurai (it's pics are in that facebook page) and with its stock 10 gallon tank and a 6 1/2 gallon jerry can on the back, I would leave Lancaster, stop in Mojave (for everyone else to top up as my needle hadn't even moved yet) and wheel for 3 days and 2 nights out there not having to get gas til Mojave on the way home! lol. Sadly, with my Cherokee, those 28-32 mpg days are gone haha.

I will recommend the usual items...

1. Bedding (depending on your sleeping arrangements)
2. Food for however many days you plan on hanging out
3. Water for the same~in summer I bring a gallon a day for me to drink and wash and a couple gallons for the rig just in case.

4. Please bring a little firewood, I try to get everyone coming to do this as it makes it easier for the group as a whole

5. For dinner, it depends on the group and personal desire. Tho we quite often all pitch in and share making a big ol BBQ out of it. But, no worries, just whatever works.

Those are just the basics. Being you (and I presume your dad) are both on this site, you likely have plenty of smarts when camping, off roading, etc.

Again, look forward to meeting you AND your dad and anyone else we can get to go on this trip.

Cheers!

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i have a 03 rubicon with 4 inch lift and 33s. got my 2 jerry cans, tent, sleeping bags etc... nah he isnt the internet type of guy...lol... but we have good time together.
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I love Dad-Son crap! lol. I am helping my dad build up a 90 YJ I got a few years ago. Gona be fun.

Yeah, sounds like you're set up, so bueno!

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Checking in

Hey huitzi, just checkin' in...

Looks like the dates (at least for me) are solid, February 16-19, 2012! You had mentioned letting you know as it approaches, so thought I would just throw a confirmation in here.

Hope all is well.

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cant wait!
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post #14 of 28 Old 01-21-2012, 10:33 AM
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Sounds like fun. I'll keep it in mind as the days gets closer.
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post #15 of 28 Old 01-30-2012, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
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Essentials...

Just checkin' in with a half arsed attempt at a Head Count, er, Truck Count as it were, for this trip. For those coming along, I of course recommend bringing the normal essentials, i.e., food, water, bedding, etc. ~ enough for your stay. I am however, asking anyone who can to please bring even just a little firewood.

Anyway, can't hardly wait. Looking forward to this trip and looking forward to seeing ya'll there!

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