Getting There

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Getting There

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Post by Chazz Layne » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:52 pm

Updated with a meeting time, location and repeater frequency:

Time: Thursday, April 22rd - 12:00 noonish

Where: Kingman Cracker Barrel (map)
3520 Stockton Hill Road
Kingman, AZ 86401-3005
GPS Coordinates: 35° 13' 31.9224", -114° 2' 8.34" (35.225534,-114.03565)

Directions: From I-40 east exit Stockton Hill Road and turn left, Cracker Barrel is on the corner three blocks up on the right hand side.

Local repeater: Hayden/Kingman on 146.760- PL 131.8



I'm not sure what the *official* plan is for the drive to Canyon de Chelly on the 22nd - I'm guessing we'd be meeting up well before reaching the park?

I know Canyon de Chelly is quite a trek from where I'm at (about 12 hours), and I seem to have a 3-hour head start over most folks. I was thinking about heading up on the 21st, cutting through the mountains and checking out Oatman (old Route 66/mining town) and staying in/around Flagstaff so half of the drive is out of the way. Any takers, or does this interfere with the schedule at all?
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Post by NotAMog » Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:35 pm

Chazz,

I am planning on leaving on the 21st too and spending the evening in Flagstaff. The maximum speed of the Pinzgauer is only 65 mph and I like to keep it down around 55 mph on longer trips. I wouldn't want to hold up the group on the long trek to Canyon de Chelly. Oatman is a cool place to visit. We can discuss meeting in Barstow or somewhere along the way when the time for the trip gets closer.
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Post by charlie56 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:11 pm

We will be leaving early on the 21'st. We have about 1,100 miles to go so it will be 2 days of hard driving. (You guys sure we can't have a margarita when we arrive? :cry: )
Here is a link to our tentative route.
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie ... 390137&z=6
We will be overnighting near area 51 in Nevada. So if we are late, well ...
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Post by DaveK » Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:33 pm

Chazz:

You raise a good point. When we went a few years ago, we broke up the trip into two days. Unfortunately, I can't remember if that was in deference to the total length of the trip or as a "comfort" measure for some of the crew.

Regardless, this is something we need to look into and get some feed back. While I don't mind driving for 15 hours, it makes the following day a little rough. I will run some mileages and do a mapquest trip calculation.

Initially, I anticipated that there would be some caravaning by some of the group and that may still happen. With more info, we can better decide how to proceed.
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Post by unwiredadventures » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:34 pm

DaveK wrote:You raise a good point. When we went a few years ago, we broke up the trip into two days. Unfortunately, I can't remember if that was in deference to the total length of the trip or as a "comfort" measure for some of the crew.
I'll stay one night in St. George on the way.
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Post by DaveK » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:01 pm

I ran a quick Map Quest with the following results, from their website (http://www.mapquest.com). Their estimate is 10 hours 25 minutes /693 miles. IF this is true, it is do-able in a day.

Frank, St. George seems out of the way. I trust that you are stopping there for another reason??
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Post by OU812 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:00 am

Ive made that drive in a day. 10 1/2 hours sounds right. Once you hit the 40 it's smooth sailing.
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Post by Chazz Layne » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:19 am

DaveK wrote:I ran a quick Map Quest with the following results, from their website (http://www.mapquest.com). Their estimate is 10 hours 25 minutes /693 miles. IF this is true, it is do-able in a day.
Based on that, it looks like Kingman might be lunch time for some of us.



From where we are, about the earliest we'll hit I-40 is in Needles, CA. I checked Google again and it says 11.5 hours, but it has 5.5 of those hours just getting to Kingman, which I do frequently in 2.5 hours... I think I'll run my own math for time instead. :lol:

We're going to leave early on the 22nd instead, it should take us about 7 hours to get there plus stops. So, anyone want to meet up for lunch at the steakhouse in Kingman? :mrgreen:
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Post by unwiredadventures » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:48 am

DaveK wrote:Frank, St. George seems out of the way. I trust that you are stopping there for another reason??
You are correct, I'll re-route.
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Post by DaveK » Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:28 pm

Chazz Layne wrote:
DaveK wrote:I ran a quick Map Quest with the following results, from their website (http://www.mapquest.com). Their estimate is 10 hours 25 minutes /693 miles. IF this is true, it is do-able in a day.
Based on that, it looks like Kingman might be lunch time for some of us.



From where we are, about the earliest we'll hit I-40 is in Needles, CA. I checked Google again and it says 11.5 hours, but it has 5.5 of those hours just getting to Kingman, which I do frequently in 2.5 hours... I think I'll run my own math for time instead. :lol:

We're going to leave early on the 22nd instead, it should take us about 7 hours to get there plus stops. So, anyone want to meet up for lunch at the steakhouse in Kingman? :mrgreen:


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