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Unread 10-10-2011, 02:54 PM   #1516
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You guys do know that there are mines you can drive up to, right?

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Unread 10-10-2011, 02:58 PM   #1517
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You guys do know that there are mines you can drive up to, right?
lol yea, we talked to some of the towns folk and I checked out the camp sites as well. We ran out of light so we went to the Gold Strike. I expected to see Jack Nicholson with an axe and see twins riding big wheels down the halls. Creepy.
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Unread 10-10-2011, 03:05 PM   #1518
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Yeah, it's an old place. Definitely not the kind of place people stay unless they have to, it's convenient or comped.

There are nice places to explore all over that area. We've been going there twice a week and according to our GPS footprints, we've only visited about 30% of the trails in the area.

We'll be going again over the next few days if anyone cares to join us.
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Unread 10-10-2011, 03:09 PM   #1519
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Yeah, it's an old place. Definitely not the kind of place people stay unless they have to, it's convenient or comped.

There are nice places to explore all over that area. We've been going there twice a week and according to our GPS footprints, we've only visited about 30% of the trails in the area.

We'll be going again over the next few days if anyone cares to join us.
The locals in Greens Springs are the nicest. We met Papa George outside of his house while we were walking around checking out the old buildings. His nephew has a lifted white xj and was getting high centered on some rocks. They added that there are too many cool places to see. A really great, historic, and friendly town.
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Unread 10-10-2011, 07:18 PM   #1520
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I've been reading about the mines around Mt. Charleston. Can anyone tell me about them? I'm having a difficult time finding any info on them.

Griffith Mine
Ada and Edith Mine
Lucky Strike Mine
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Unread 10-10-2011, 08:56 PM   #1521
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Awesome pics guys, I wish that I could have made it. We went up tooling around on the angel peak road today, we did not go all the way up to the summit though, instead we cut off and took the powerline road back to Kyle Canyon. Still pretty good for a quick trip.
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Unread 10-10-2011, 11:17 PM   #1522
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Unread 10-11-2011, 08:35 AM   #1523
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Funny thing about getting onto cotton wood pass was about a quarter mile into it this girl in her compact CAR came from the other direction. I was WTF? Just as I was getting the feeling that "hey I'm off road!" this car comes by. lol
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Unread 10-11-2011, 09:17 AM   #1524
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Polka, since you're new to the area, you have to try Rocky Gap. Every local has to give it a try. Here are the coordinates to the Red Rock Canyon scenic loop. $5 entry.
36 7'54.32"N 11525'17.43"W

Here are the coordinates to the offroad area, Rocky Gap:
36 9'41.86"N 11529'57.44"W

That trail will take you almost to Parhump if you want, but after the summit is when it gets difficult. You'll need good clearance or a good spotter. I usually just go to the summit and turn around. You'll have a good chance of seeing big horn sheep in the area. I always see them when the temps drop and they start moving lower down the mountains.

Rocky Gap has some of the best local offroad views. I use it as a baseline for trails. When someone asks me about the difficulty of a trail, I ask them if they've been on Rocky Gap. If they have, I'll make comparisons to sections of Rocky Gap.
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Unread 10-11-2011, 09:20 AM   #1525
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Funny thing about getting onto cotton wood pass was about a quarter mile into it this girl in her compact CAR came from the other direction. I was WTF? Just as I was getting the feeling that "hey I'm off road!" this car comes by. lol
That's why I brought up Rocky Gap. I once saw a couple teens in a Prius stuck along Rocky Gap. When you see Rocky Gap, you'll understand what makes this so funny. His passenger side IFS came completely off and his front tire was tucked deep into his fender.

He got mad because I wouldn't pull him down.
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Unread 10-11-2011, 09:22 AM   #1526
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That blocked entrance to Potosi mine has gotten much bigger than I remember.
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Unread 10-11-2011, 09:41 AM   #1527
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That's why I brought up Rocky Gap. I once saw a couple teens in a Prius stuck along Rocky Gap. When you see Rocky Gap, you'll understand what makes this so funny. His passenger side IFS came completely off and his front tire was tucked deep into his fender.

He got mad because I wouldn't pull him down.
Haha that is quite hilarious. I don't think my wife would let me pull a Prius! She would probably charge them a pretty penny if she did lol. A lot of the guys I know from Warmachines702 club do rocky gap, so I have heard about it. I was told to get some belly armor first which I am saving up for. Seeing some large wild life does sound very cool. So far we have only seen some hawks, donkeys, rabbits, and some pretty large lizards.
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Unread 10-11-2011, 09:41 AM   #1528
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If rocky gap is the one I'm thinking of, my dad and I did it in my stock tj. Had two wheel action once toward the end though. Right front and left rear floating for about two seconds. It was awesome!! We just took it on into pahrump.
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Unread 10-11-2011, 09:52 AM   #1529
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If rocky gap is the one I'm thinking of, my dad and I did it in my stock tj.
Three years ago, it was borderline stock friendly. Two years ago, the rock garden grew and stock risked getting high centered. Last year to this, stock is out of the question unless you hate your Jeep.

Even now, you can go several miles before you reach the summit and rock garden just after. Still plenty to see before you turn around. You won't need any belly armor for most of the trail. Just that one part past the summit. Just turn around before the summit.
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Unread 10-11-2011, 09:57 AM   #1530
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Seeing some large wild life does sound very cool. So far we have only seen some hawks, donkeys, rabbits, and some pretty large lizards.
Since you live so close to Wheelers Pass, go there and you'll see plenty of wild horses. There hasn't been a time we visited there and not seen horses.

They are wild, but very friendly. Go to Sam's and pick up a couple bags of carrots. 10 pounds is about $5. They'll be your best friends.

Stop here:
3625'15.60"N 11543'55.18"W

There's a creek running through and there are usually horses right around there.
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