The Mojave Road JAN 9/11 09'

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Post by FunJunkie » Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:14 pm

FunJunkie wrote: Beautifil pics! we will be out there next weekend, You guys stopped at alot more neat places than we did last time. very cool!
I forgot to mention that we found your card in the mailbox, nobody had taken it yet ;)
HAHA thats been there like 8 months. lol

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Post by BoBoNel » Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:41 pm

looks like a great time. wish i had off this weekend so i could have gone with you all..........but at least i'll be going this coming weekend with the "other" crazy group. :) after seeing your pics i cant wait.
brrrrrrrrrr.......looks nipply cold. :)
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Post by McRover » Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:56 pm

Great write up and great Pics. Makes me want to get out there again.

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Post by Kokopeli » Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:36 pm

Great report guys! I'll be heading out there this coming weekend with a group from the SoCal FJ site. rangers report the soda lake to be in bad shape, but it looks fine in the pics.

I'll have to hit some trails with y'all sometime soon. It's been to long since I've gone out with you guys!


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Post by bpenn1980 » Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:47 am

Awesome pictures and commentary thus far. I also had an incredible time. What an amazing place. I could have doubled the 3 days and still been itching for more sights (and a hot shower!).

By the way, if any of you guys have a shot of me in the Afton Canyon water crossing I'd love to get a hold of it. That was my first real water crossing.

I'll just throw out a bunch of pictures and save you the same trip report.

Petroglyphs (et al) at Fort Piute
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Stopping for a momentary pause (the wind was very strong at this point)
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Heading up and over into Lanfair Valley
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Another shot at the school bus
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The co-co-navigator
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Joshua'esque Caruthers Canyon Campsite
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Nice brand new street sign!
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Yes, they really do cattle ranch out here still (they looked pissed at us wanting to drive by)
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After the lava tube we took a detour to the cinder pit mine
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Dog love
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Symmetry on Soda Lake
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Hey, Traveler's Monument is fun!
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Another take on the bridge shot
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Thanks everyone for such a great trip and to John especially for being the man on point!


And Finally...........

Reality of being back in LA Sunday afternoon.....
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Post by traveltoad » Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:37 am

Did you guys create the figure 8?
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Post by BruisedFJ » Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:29 am

traveltoad wrote:Did you guys create the figure 8?
That was Lost Canyon in his Taco. I guess that was his way of testing the firmness of the supposedly mushy lakebed off the 'road' we all drove out on. With so many signs saying it was impassable, no one wanted to take any heavy vehicles too far off the beaten path.

If you follow my link in section 2 of this thread, there's a great shot of this in process, with me getting sprayed by the mud chunks! Had to be a lot of trust there for me to stand so near a fast moving vehicle. :o
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Post by TASOUND » Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:50 am

WOW! Very nice guys. I really wanted to do this trail but it hasent worked out for me yet. Looks like I have alot to look forward to!

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Post by socal_rubi » Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:15 pm

A plaque on the monument reveals a secret that only Mojave Road travelers are to know. ;)
Come on dude, you can't drop a tid bit of info like that and just leave us hanging.

What's the 411...

is it a UFO landing site?
is there a dead body under there?
Is it Jimmy Hoffa?
Does Elvis do a show every Tuesday?
Does the never before seen "Man-Bear-Pig" roam the area?
Is it Bat-boy's secret lair?

Come on, inquiring minds want to know???
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Post by unwiredadventures » Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:18 pm

cmjrfan8 wrote:Come on dude, you can't drop a tid bit of info like that and just leave us hanging.
No spoilers here, you've got to see it yourself.

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