Kokoweef Adventure and Trip Report - East Mojave Desert - Nov 11-13, 2016

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Re: Kokoweef Adventure - East Mojave Desert - Nov 11-13, 201

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Post by Jeff-OAUSA » Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:37 pm

Please count me in.

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Re: Kokoweef Adventure - East Mojave Desert - Nov 11-13, 201

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Post by DaveK » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:24 am

Jeff-OAUSA wrote:Please count me in.

WD6USA, Jeff, Jeep, Me and 1 (Maybe just me)

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Welcome. We have you logged in.

Given the interest in the run, we'll open up two more spots.
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Re: Kokoweef Adventure - East Mojave Desert - Nov 11-13, 201

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Post by SAB » Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:44 am

If there is space available for this trip, I would like to be added. Please!

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Post by DaveK » Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:28 pm

SAB wrote:If there is space available for this trip, I would like to be added. Please!

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Welcome to OAUSA!

We opened up an extra slot for the trip and you have just filled it. When you get a chance, go to our new members section and let us know a little about you, your rig, and your interests. We will start planning soon and you should check back here often for new information.
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Re: Kokoweef Adventure - East Mojave Desert - Nov 11-13, 201

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Post by DaveK » Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:37 pm

NOTICE:

The trip is now full and it is time to start planning. I have sent an email to each party who has signed-up. Please respond immediately. If you have not received the email, PM me with your most current address.

Looking forward to a great trip!!!
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Re: Kokoweef Adventure - East Mojave Desert - Nov 11-13, 201

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Post by LuckyJohn » Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:54 pm

Hello,
Aww man!! I was hoping to get the tenth spot. If there is any chance one opens up I would really like to participate. Looking forward to joining you folks.

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Post by DaveK » Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:26 pm

LuckyJohn wrote:Hello,
Aww man!! I was hoping to get the tenth spot. If there is any chance one opens up I would really like to participate. Looking forward to joining you folks.

Best regards
John
John

Welcome to OAUSA!

You are first up to fill a vacancy. We should know in about a week.
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Re: Kokoweef Adventure - East Mojave Desert - Nov 11-13, 2016

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Post by DaveK » Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:11 pm

WEATHER UPDATE

It looks like the weather will be just about perfect. Here is the National weather Service forecast as of Sunday evening:

Friday (Veterans Day)
Sunny, with a high near 68.

Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 48.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 67.

Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 50.

Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 65.
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Re: Kokoweef Adventure - East Mojave Desert - Nov 11-13, 2016

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Post by DaveK » Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:22 pm

RUN REPORT

Everyone returned from the trip, intact. In all respects, the trip was a complete success, including, perfect weather, great food and drink, good trails, great camping spot, great campfires each night, great company, and a terrific tour of Kokoweef. With 9 vehicles, we suffered no breakdowns, and except for trail dust, (of which there was a lot), there were no issues for the entire three days. Thanks to everyone for a great trip, and a special thanks to the crew at Kokoweef for their hospitality and kindness in giving us a special tour of their facilities, the caves and tunnels. There is nothing like seeing history up close and personal to bring it to life.

As an aside, the Kokoweef crew gave us a tour of the back country which surrounds Kokoweef. It was an amazing insight into the mining history of the area. Many thanks to all!!!

Our official trip photographer will post a complete set of pictures, but here is just one of camp set up, complete with the Springbar tent, the Wishy Washy, the camp kitchen, and the Scorpion HF antenna.
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Re: Kokoweef Adventure - East Mojave Desert - Nov 11-13, 2016

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Post by lrsrngr » Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:58 pm

I will make a couple of: "To Be Posted" inserts to get started

The Kokoweef trip was filled with all the pieces that make a trip like this "epic" even at only a three day, two night trip, it was more "subject matter" than my skill as an event appointed photog that only scratches the surface of the event. This segment will deal with the first night out and on into the dawn of the new day. The second post will cover the Kokoweef mine complex and the final posting will cover the wrap-up and parting photo of the group. Up front my thanks to Dave, K6DTK and the other OAUSA members who are all members of the "kool kids" out on the trail.
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01. Sunset on my ride, Veterans Day 2016.
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02. That golden hour where the setting sun adds color you just can't get at any other time of the day. The rigs all nestled in for the night.
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03. FJ by the light of the half dozen daisy-chained Goal Zero lamps connected to a SLA battery power supply and the glow of the setting sun.
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04. Dramatic capture of "Rides at Sunset."
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05. Hanging out at Dave's site where the right ambiance for cooking, eating and storytelling abound.
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06. Sometimes the awesomeness of being out with nature cannot be denied and pictures only tell a two dimensional part of the story.
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07. Great example of a Toyota Tacoma rig with all the Mods you'd expect on a trail worthy rig.
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08. More of the epicenter.
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09. Sunrise did not let us down either.
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10. Sometimes breaking the rules, like pointing the lens into the rising sun works out.
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Next up the Kokoweef complex.
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