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Old 08-16-2014, 09:13 AM   #21
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Re: Trip report: The Mojave Road

Me too. Me too.
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Old 08-16-2014, 11:06 AM   #22
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Dave,
Whats thats song, ”when i’m tired and lonely and need a helping hand. You will need a friend.”
After half way, reading your wonderful report with pictures, that song kept rolling through my head.
Thank You, Doug
ps Can i come too!
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Old 08-16-2014, 10:29 PM   #23
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I think it would make a great Forum trip...I'd be all in for sure and I bet we'd get a few more members to attend as well. If so a permit would be required. Even if it gets wet, there are ways around the soda lake.
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Old 08-16-2014, 10:56 PM   #24
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So let test interest, how many can accommodate Thanksgiving weekend, into the park Thue early am out Sunday.
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Old 08-16-2014, 11:45 PM   #25
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So let test interest, how many can accommodate Thanksgiving weekend, into the park Thue early am out Sunday.
Works for me.
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Not me, but a week either side works.
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Old 11-04-2014, 02:18 PM   #27
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Re: Trip report: The Mojave Road

Really sad to hear about the Magic Bus on it's side now. As of last winter when we passed thru, it was right side up.

Great pics to revive my memory of traveling thru this special place, thx.
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daveb: Cool writeup, read your blog

There was one super technical spot that you avoided. That spot looks pretty daunting! How did you manage to bypass around this spot? We'll be going with our 4x4 SMB, and a buddy with a landcruiser.

We are about to head out to do it this weekend, what would you recommend for spots to camp heading east to west? We are planning two nights, three days. We have kids with us so we would like to try and hit up the hole in wall area, and then the lava tube possibly. Think we have enough time?

It sounded like there was a nice camp spot by the lava area. And potentially the piute camp may be a good one. Also, the one at mile +/- 67.

Did you do 3 nights? Kinda looked like it.

Also, I read somewhere that the climb up to piute range was a bit off-camber and close to the side of a cliff, sounds a little scary. Do you know the part I'm talking about?

Also, it's been very wet as of late around the south west, I wonder if the river crossing will be challenging.

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Just a recent FYI if you haven't seen it.
https://www.nps.gov/moja/planyourvisit/conditions.htm

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daveb: Cool writeup, read your blog

There was one super technical spot that you avoided. That spot looks pretty daunting! How did you manage to bypass around this spot? We'll be going with our 4x4 SMB, and a buddy with a landcruiser.
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Chris,

Without going back to Dave's blob, I wonder if it was the hill from Watson Wash. Lots of videos on YouTube if you search for "Mojave Road Watson Wash". I did it on my motorcycle, sort of. Here is the location link. Looks like a short and easy bypass of less than a mile.

We both decided to take a rest halfway up.



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