If it is not dry go through the puddles on the main road they do have a gravel bottom. spent a few hours stuck in the snow and rain one night in my tacoma while trying to go around I slide in the side of the pond. thanks to my 2m radio and a professor in ceder city Morgan and Mike came out to save me and my party at 1am. Its a long story and had been raining aloot longer off the mesa then on.
2 spots i like are these.
just past the bathroom on the left is good to start with then if you go past the parking lot past the practice loop you get to a little canyon. You can camp up top or in it. This puts you at the center and access to hidden canyon the south rim and the north rim trails.
I took both the 29'r and the cusy bike last time and liked the hartail 29 better for that stuff. ya I did not do any drops but at my age I have learned.
If you know Morgan that did the trails in GB he is now finishing up some new stuff in Glendale NV that are fun.
Originally Posted by lactic
Thanks for the suggestions. Just got out of the Mojave Desert Preserve after boondocking last night and then checking out the Kelso Depot and climbing the tallest of the Kelso Dunes. I also met a cool couple from Portland (Mike and Valerie) in their homemade Ford Econoline home while in the sand dunes. They are on the road for a year and were 4 weeks in. They had just come from Joshua Tree and were pushing on to Red Rock Canyon today. Good people!
On the way past the Kelso Depot, what do I see but 4 SMB!! Yes 4!! it was a group of couples from The Midwest traveling together. Very cool! We compared rigs for a bit but they had a furnace issue in the group and were looking at options for a quick repair. Fresno or back to Vegas. Hope that worked out OK for you Vador!
Pics to follow and now I'm off the St George/Hurricane! Hope Gooseberry is dry. Any suggestions on specific sites near the Mesa?