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Old 03-14-2017, 05:07 PM   #51
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We ran the mojave road this past weekend from just outside Avi casino to Baker. Rains have made some sections potentially harder than in the past. There was one section coming up into lanfair valley that was kinda dicey. My friend didn't think so, but in the SMB, I thought it was. Soda lake is passable. And the ending river is passable. I wrote up a quick blog. Not as detailed as Daves, but still good!

Mojave Road, Mar 10-12, 2017: Mojave Rd

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Just what i needed, thanks! Looks like soda lake should be fine and we should try the water crossing as well.

Sounds like you didnt take the bypass maybe? Right when I tell my wife there are no cliffs, you post that picture of stacking rocks.

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Oh shoot I think you are right. It was a road pretty close to the fort Piute spur. Didn't realize we went on the closed section! well it's doable but not recommended. Very scenic up there.
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Old 03-14-2017, 11:08 PM   #53
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Great trip report Dave,
We last ran the Mojave road about 24 years ago. And we wanted to run it again in the jeep in January, but there had been so much rain that we decided to wait till things dried out. Maybe next year.
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Oh shoot I think you are right. It was a road pretty close to the fort Piute spur. Didn't realize we went on the closed section! well it's doable but not recommended. Very scenic up there.
They closed that section??? I know years back they closed the original section that headed west out of Fort Piute itself. The washout you came across wasn't there in 2013. I know you can follow the power lines further down to skip the climb up to Lanfair but that part of the trail was the fun part IMO. As long as you made it I'd hate to see it closed.
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Hi Dave, the section I'm referring to as closed was piute hill rd. The map that bemerritt showed looked like the same rd at "road wash out pt".

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Hi Dave, the section I'm referring to as closed was piute hill rd. The map that bemerritt showed looked like the same rd at "road wash out pt".

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Yeah that's the same trail. It gets a little rough on part of it (circled) but it wasn't bad or washed out like that in 2013.
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