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post #1546 of 41897 Old 10-11-2011, 04:57 PM
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I checked out your site. Many trails. Would u mind recommending a few that are close to Vegas? My girlfriend wants to go to Vegas, I wanna go 4-wheeling, so this is the middle ground. Haha. I'm just looking for moderately difficult trails for a day (or two) run in a JK Rubicon. Thanks!
For stuff right around the dam, you could make a day of the following trails, which I would do in the following order:

First, the Old Ranger Station Road takes you down close to the Colorado River, and puts you into an interesting canyon. If you want, a short hike down a great canyon gets you to the water.

http://davidson-law.net/blogs/jeepla...-station-road/

The Kingman Wash Mine Road takes you along to top of some ridges and into some steeper grades to an old mine site. Lots of fun.

http://davidson-law.net/blogs/jeepla...ash-mine-road/

Then, back on the Nevada side, the Black Canyon Overlook Trail lands you into one of the most impressive views of the dam/bridge/canyon. Plus the road is a bit of fun.

http://davidson-law.net/blogs/jeepla...overlook-road/

To get to the overlook road, you need to go up Goldstrike Pass Road, the KML is on this page. If you still want to do some more wheeling, check out the other alternative routes to Boy Scout Canyon, but you want to make your way to the southern end of the Goldstrike Pass Powerline Road, which also has a KML file on the page below.

http://davidson-law.net/blogs/jeepla...-scout-canyon/

If you still have a bit of daylight, check out the Canyon Point Mesa Roads.

http://davidson-law.net/blogs/jeepla...a-north-route/

http://davidson-law.net/blogs/jeepla...a-south-route/


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post #1547 of 41897 Old 10-11-2011, 09:30 PM
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Is there still a shooting trip this Sunday. It seems like there was one last week but no one could go and rescheduled for this Sunday.
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post #1548 of 41897 Old 10-11-2011, 10:12 PM
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Yep yep, shooting on Sunday morning!

The difference between stupidity and ignorance. Ignorance is doing something wrong and not knowing better. Stupidity is knowing better, but doing it anyway. Don't be stupid!
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Well guess I better get loading up some 223 for the mini 14. Oooh or see if I can get some .41 loaded up I'll have to check to see what I've got. I should be free Sunday as long as the wife doesn't have any surprise plans for me.
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post #1550 of 41897 Old 10-12-2011, 11:45 AM
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Good Run with YSB yesterday. He Toured me in those Awesome mines, Told story about the mountains and whats the history of it. Really Nice and Cool Couple. Lots of Knowledge about mines, terrain, rocks, and Jeeps. I learned a lot. I would have been careless it its just me. And finally seen the Pioneer Saloon, sucks that i haven't get the ID replacement yet. Could have got a beer to make it complete. Looking forward to do it again....

Pictures coming soon....
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Question: Im planning to swap axles on the rear. I need to shorten my rear Drive shaft, but i cant get it until tomorrow. Is it Ok(or will i be able to) to drive with just the front(4Hi engaged. Isther anything i need too be cautious with when driving just the front. Thank Y'all..

PS. of if you know anyone selling a Cherokee drive shaft with 32 spline. Tnx
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where we meeting sunday morning and what time? im going to the gun show sat to get 1000 rounds of .223 and .22 so im ready to shoot. i also have a few cardbord targets to kill.
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Question: Im planning to swap axles on the rear. I need to shorten my rear Drive shaft, but i cant get it until tomorrow. Is it Ok(or will i be able to) to drive with just the front(4Hi engaged. Isther anything i need too be cautious with when driving just the front. Thank Y'all..

PS. of if you know anyone selling a Cherokee drive shaft with 32 spline. Tnx
I would search the tech forum for WJ's and maybe drop this question over there. The tech forums can get snipey if you don't search first, but it's a great resource.

http://www.davidson-law.net/blogs/jeeplaw/
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Not to pimp my website too much, but check it out. For a list of trails I've done in Clark County, go here. Not comprehensive, and it's a work in progress, but here's a lot I've done.

http://davidson-law.net/blogs/jeepla...y-jeep-trails/
I've already told quite a few people about your site. I thought Dirtopia's list was fairly complete, but yours really is the most complete listing of local trails out there.

If I could make a request about your list, please. Alphabetical is fine, but could you also arrange the trails by direction? Like, west of town, south of town. It would make planning trips a little easier. Maybe a plotted map might make it easier.
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Good Run with YSB yesterday. He Toured me in those Awesome mines, Told story about the mountains and whats the history of it. Really Nice and Cool Couple. Lots of Knowledge about mines, terrain, rocks, and Jeeps. I learned a lot. I would have been careless it its just me. And finally seen the Pioneer Saloon, sucks that i haven't get the ID replacement yet. Could have got a beer to make it complete. Looking forward to do it again....

Pictures coming soon....
I just have plenty of time to read these days. I focus on one thing and read everything I can about it. The result is a head full of useless info.

Anytime you want to go again, just let me know. There is still plenty out there we haven't seen.
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Here is where we began our trail:
3547'50.71"N 11532'39.15"W
Follow that and every trail ends at a mine. Some are small, prospect mines that only go back a few feet. Others, like that one below went back several hundred yards.

Coordinates to the mine are here:
3545'9.80"N 11530'0.60"W

Here is the view from the top of the tailing pile and in front of the mine entrance. The wood structure you see there is part of the air tramway that carried ore up and over the mountain.
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Here is one of the more interesting areas inside that mine. It didn't appear to be sturdy, so we stopped there. Just below that bridge was a drop of only a few feet, but just off from that was another drop that seemed to keep going.

There was also an area near there that seemed to only be covered by wood. That wood was covered by dirt and barely noticable.
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Last picture for now. As we were leaving the area, this guy ran across the road. I originally thought it was a fox, but after seeing the picture closer, it's a coyote.
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I've already told quite a few people about your site. I thought Dirtopia's list was fairly complete, but yours really is the most complete listing of local trails out there.

If I could make a request about your list, please. Alphabetical is fine, but could you also arrange the trails by direction? Like, west of town, south of town. It would make planning trips a little easier. Maybe a plotted map might make it easier.
I am playing around with a couple of options on this front ... Not sure what I think works best yet.

http://www.davidson-law.net/blogs/jeeplaw/
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Last picture for now. As we were leaving the area, this guy ran across the road. I originally thought it was a fox, but after seeing the picture closer, it's a coyote.
Is the start right on the border of Cali? My GPS is being stubborn.
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