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Unread 04-07-2011, 01:33 AM   #1
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Mojave Road Trip April 1st-3rd 2011

The Mojave Road is the old immigrant trail from Fort Mojave on the Colorado River to what is now Southern California. The Road has a rich history like the story of Jedidiah Smith and others. Jedidiah Smith and his party were attacked by Indians as they crossed the Colorado river and half of the party was killed. Jedidiah and the remaining men took the Mojave Road to San Gabriel.
The Road has interesting things to see and do.
Two Cherokees and a Denali set out to conquer the road. Three Dad's and 10 kids. We brought our guitars and some great food and drink.

Here's a few pics:

Sandy wash near the East most portion. We ran it from East to West. We met others who were running West to East.



From Fort Piute looking East down the canyon.



The old bus. My Dad's a TV repairman, he's got an awesome set of tools, we can fix it.

We built the Jeep didn't we


Indian well. There are petraglyphs every where. OK so some of the kids are pretty big.



The Penny can. It's up high because the shorter kids can't be trusted



Camp Carruthers. To the older couple from Bishop who packed up and took off when we pulled in;
We are truely sorry and thanks for the awesome spot.



Carruthers Road heading south back to the Mojave Road



Camp Rock Spring. There was water flowing out of the canyon. If you were travelling on the road back in the day this was a lifesaver.

You can see a good group of cars parked in the distance

There's no cars in this shot



Cedar Canyon Road looking West toward Cima Road and the railroad tracks



Sunset from the West side of the Beale Mountains



Beale Mountain Camp Group Shot



Past Marl Springs heading toward the mailbox



The Mojave Mailbox, Frog Shrine, Gnome garden, Christmas Creosote bush
and Army men attacking Alien.

True story

Lave Tube


Ladder Entrance to the lava tube



Mission Accomplished



We took Kelbaker road to Baker and missed Soda lake and Afton Canyon, we'll come back for that.
Besides the Denali scraping up it's running boards there was no carnage and all the vehicles ran great,
for that we were lucky. There were a few groups running in both directions, but the desert can be a quiet
and unforgiving place. We brought plenty of water and all the proper gear.
If you're interested in running the Mojave Road I highly recommend Mojave Road Guide by Dennis G. Casebier
as well as a good GPS and friendly navigator.

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Unread 04-08-2011, 12:06 AM   #2
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Thanks for the post.
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Unread 04-08-2011, 10:37 AM   #3
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Fun times, I'm planning on making that trip later this year after the summer heat...
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Unread 04-08-2011, 10:40 AM   #4
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awesome pics, just ran it in early march it was a blast
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Unread 04-08-2011, 11:30 AM   #5
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awesome pics, just ran it in early march it was a blast
Thanks, we had a great time, too. It's a fantastic place to run the Jeep. We met plenty of other Jeeper and saw some cool rigs. The whoops from Cima Road to Marl Springs have me contemplating a Long-arm build, as well as some substantial bump stops.
We also brought our GoPro, I'm still editing some video from it.
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Unread 04-08-2011, 06:26 PM   #6
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I found a dirt bypass around those woops. even my big time long travel buddies hate that part of the road. those woops are soo harsh no choice but to go 5mph...

if you go north on cima road a couple miles you get to a Y in the road and go left or across the train tracks. then a mile or two later when you get to the electric power substation go left and there is a dirt road that takes you all the way up the hill and runs into the mojave road. make a right and within a mile your back at the mail box.
there are cows but its all legal and no crazy woops.
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Unread 04-08-2011, 06:29 PM   #7
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heres a link to the run from fourwheeler
http://www.fourwheeler.com/eventcove...rip/index.html
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Thanks for the info
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Unread 04-08-2011, 06:32 PM   #9
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thats on of my favorite spots of the trip, we always called it the joshua tree trail. i almost grabbed 60mph in there but its just too tight lol
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Unread 04-08-2011, 06:38 PM   #10
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We did about 40 there. You can see my son's solar charger on the antenna. It was whipping circles at one point.
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Unread 04-08-2011, 07:03 PM   #11
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niice just watch out for the 2 or 3 wash outs lol. was that north off of cedar canyon road??
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Unread 04-08-2011, 11:21 PM   #12
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Yes, about mile 44
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Ugh, the whoops.

I love the Mojave road! Soo much fun.
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Unread 01-18-2012, 12:44 AM   #14
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Here's the video

http://www.flickr.com/photos/15134525@N02/6718790957/
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Unread 01-18-2012, 02:38 AM   #15
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sweet vid!!!
heres a vid from one of our triips. at 1:35 me and the other white ranger were racing to the train crossing.... lol yea pretty sure he gave up lol
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