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Old 05-02-2012, 02:47 PM   #1
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CalZona Expedition - Desert to the Sea

CalZona 2011

Overland Expedition journey from Mexico to Pismo



Starting near the Mexican/Arizona border south of Ajo, we link various overland routes and back country trails to the Pacific Ocean. The route was approx 1,000 miles one-way and consisted of 95-98% dirt.

Vehicles were two 80 series, one petrol, one diesel (A Sportsmobile joined us as well). We both pulled trailers. One older South African trailer with an RTT and a So-Cal Teardrop Krawler 459. We also were equipped with two dogs and two truly adventurous females.

This southwest journey combined many overland routes/trails linked together such as:

East to West

* El Camino Del Diablo
* Picacho Rd./Indian Pass
* Bradshaw Overland Route
* Joshua Tree
* Old Dale Rd.
* Mojave Road
* Calico/Yermo Area
* High Desert Barstow
* Black Mtn Wilderness
* Carrizo Plains
* Pozo Rd.
* Hi-Mountain Rd.
* Oceano Dunes
* Pismo

Ended on the sand at the Pacific Ocean.

Route:


The trip was made back in December 2011 and ended just after New Years. It took us 10 days. We just now finished the final installment of our 3 Part Series of trip reports.

Enjoy!

Part 1 - http://www.adventureduo.com/2012/02/...rt-to-sea.html



Part 2 - http://www.adventureduo.com/2012/04/...rt-to-sea.html



Part 3 - http://www.adventureduo.com/2012/04/...rt-to-sea.html



We also want to post the DVD Teaser trailer we hope to produce for late Summer 2012.



Thanks everyone for reading. We appreciate it!
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:03 PM   #2
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I'm jealous! Can't wait to see the full video.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:08 AM   #3
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Sounds like a great trip but I am curious as to where the diesel 80 series came from. Wish you could get them here in the USA....
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The 80 series was a gasser that was motor swapped from a half-cut model brought it. Also behind the diesel sits a manual toyota tranny. It's a nice rig.
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Looks like a great trip.
Is there any way to get GPX file of the route you took?
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