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Unread 08-06-2012, 01:05 PM   #1
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Talking 7th Annual Toy120 Mojave Rd trip!!!

Alrights boys....and hopefully....some girls!!

Time for me to start planning for our 7th Annual Toyota120 Mojave Road trip!!!


This year, we'll be traveling back in time September 21-23-2012........

I'll have more info etc.......as we go along. I wanted to get a little bit of an earlier start planning this time, so I'm not as rushed, and folks have ample time to plan for the time off!!! BUT.....that's not the case.....and I'm a Bit Late getting this all done!!!







Alright now boys and girls(s)..........it's time to plan our 7th Annual Toyota120 Mojave Road trip!!!!!!!



This is a legendary, great trip, and a great time and adventure is guaranteed for all!!!!!

DATES!!!!

September 21-23-2012!!!!!! (third weekend of Sept.)

We will run it from the beginning @ The River....to the end @ Afton Canyon.

More details to follow!!!
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Below are some of the links to our trips from the last couple of years.

I can't wait!!!!

First years planning thread!!!!

http://www.toyota120.com/forum/showthread.php?t=512


http://www.toyota120.com/forum/showthread.php?t=724


http://www.toyota120.com/forum/showthread.php?t=637


First years Trip Report!!



http://www.toyota120.com/forum/showthread.php?t=775


Second Annual Toy120 Mojave Road planning threads:

http://www.toyota120.com/forum/showt...0195#post20195

http://www.toyota120.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1986


Second Annual Toy120 Mojave Road trip report!!

http://www.toyota120.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2042


3rd Annual Toyota120 Mojave Road trip planning thread!!!!

http://www.toyota120.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3667

3rd Annual Toyota120 Mojave Road trip Report!!!!

http://www.toyota120.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3846




4th Annual Mojave Road trip planner!!!!!

http://www.toyota120.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3667


4th Annual Mojave Road trip report!!!!!!

http://www.toyota120.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9040



5th Annual Mojave Road trip planner!!!!!
http://www.toyota120.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16728

5th Annual Mojave Road trip report!!!!!!

http://www.toyota120.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17912

6th Annual Toyota120 Mojave Road Trip Planning thread!!!

http://www.toyota120.com/forum/showthread.php?t=21150

6th Annual Toyota120 Mojave Road Meal Planning thread!!!

http://www.toyota120.com/forum/showthread.php?t=21354


6th Annual Toyota120 Mojave Road trip Report!!

http://www.toyota120.com/forum/showthread.php?t=21494


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Mojave Road Trip Dates: September 21 (Friday) through September 23 (Sunday).

Those of us coming from Las Vegas, will meet around 7:45- 8:00 ish am here @ Findlay Toyota. We will leave from here, and head down to Laughlin to meet up with those from California.

We will meet up as last year @ the Avi Hotel & Casino just outside of Laughlin, NV ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 21st @ 9:00 am. We will leave the parking lot by 9:30 - 10:00 am.

CB comms will be on Ch. #38. ham on 146.550.

Note: There is a gas station @ the Avi, and it's much less expensive than in Laughlin Or Needles. In fact, those coming from California, if you can make it to the Avi without stopping for gas in Needles, then you should, Gas prices in Needles are at or over $4.00 per gallon.
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So, for all of the first timers............things that are required:

Your own personal toilet system!!! We HAVE TO PACK OUR SHlT OUT!!!!
This is mandatory, and is one of the conditions of my NPS permit!!!!


COMMUNICATIONS!!!!!! EVERY TRUCK Must have a working CB (min)
and/or a ham!!!!



Lots of extra water!!! And also.....bring lots of extra water!!!!! Also......bring Lots of extra water!!!!!!! Not just drinking water, you'll also want to bring containers full of water!!!! We will, after all, be in the middle of the Mojave Desert!!!!

Extra Gas!!!!!! Extra Gas!!!!!! I bring 15 extra gallons........10 will probably do it, but if you can bring a little extra, that will be better!!!! The Mojave Road itself, the main portion, is almost 140 miles........but we will be taking side trips, and that plus letting the trucks run for AC during the days, will eat up gas quickly......again, we're in the middle of the Mojave Desert, and there are no 7-11's or gas stations!!!!


These are a couple of the main things that you need, obviously, food, drinks, camping stuff, etc.........




More info!!!

I was checking out the Mojave National Preserve website, and they have a cool new feature. A Desert Tortoise app for I phones and Androids!!
The idea behind this app (which is FREE!!) is to better understand their whereabouts, and such.
They already want us to take a photo of them when we see them, but with this app......when you use your phone to capture an image, it also inbeds the GPS coordinates so when we forward them to the NPS, they know about where they are.

I encourage everyone going to go ahead and download this app for the trip!!!

http://www.nps.gov/moja/photosmultim...iphone-app.htm

http://www.nps.gov/moja/photosmultim...DEP_092110.pdf

I Tunes
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mojav...400806083?mt=8


Android marketplace


https://market.android.com/details?id=com.dc.tortoise
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Now that I remembered, I won't have my truck so nevermind.

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Hopefully I can take my pops on this, he's wanted to go camping with me for a while.
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subbed let me know when the dates are set
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I'm kind of leaning towards the Sept. 21-23 dates.....but I want people to be able to go........so if that weekend works good for all who would like to go, then great! I'll start working on getting my NPS permit and planning my side trips!!
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Hopefully I can take my pops on this, he's wanted to go camping with me for a while.


I hope you can make it out for the full weekend again!!! Be nice to hang with you once again....and yeah....bring Pops!!!
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Subscribed. I'm off that weekend so unless the boss already has something planned I may be able to finally make your trip.
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I might be able to swing this! slight preference for 14-16 but either could work!
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Subscribed. I'm off that weekend so unless the boss already has something planned I may be able to finally make your trip.
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I might be able to swing this! slight preference for 14-16 but either could work!

So you're good either way then?? Thanks...
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I'm leaning towards the Sept. 21-23 weekend, as it should be cooler...

So....if everyone who would like to go is cool with that, then I'll start the planning and get my NPS permit!!!

Please let me know!!!
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Any idea of which sights youre going to hit up Robert?

Zoe would like to go, but I already have two camping trips in Sept so I doubt I can swing your dates.
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Was a great trip last year, probably try again next year.

BTW, I'm down in OC now in case anyone else is...
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Any idea of which sights youre going to hit up Robert?

Zoe would like to go, but I already have two camping trips in Sept so I doubt I can swing your dates.

I think we'll go down to the old Hidden Hills Mine and HillTop House (restored) this time on Saturday morning!!!
And, then head back up over the Foshay Pass again (Beautiful scenery!!!)


The Bighorn Mine residence, or "Hilltop House", is a site located at the southeastern base of the Hidden Hills and is part of the Hidden Hill Mining District in the south central portion of Mojave National Preserve. The house was built prior to 1933, when W.E. Wilson was the Bighorn Mine operator and primary investors Herbert and Anna von Wagenheim were living at the mine to keep watch over their interests. The Bighorn Mine operation was one of the customers to whom the historic 7IL Ranch cattle operation (under the proprietorship of Mark and Mary Pettit at the time) delivered beef.


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During Restoration:













Drop over to the Kelso Dunes if time, and to the Kelso Depot again for restrooms, running water and maybe lunch again!! It was a Great stop last year....especially nice to cool down on a warm day....you know....with the AC and all!!!


Info on the Hidden Hills Mine and the restored HillTop House:

http://dzrtgrls.com/hidden-hills-big...-preserve.html

Tons of Great photo's of the Bighorn Mine/Hilltop house!!!

http://dzrtgrls.com/hidden-hills-big...46154503367921

http://www.nps.gov/moja/historycultu...d-restored.htm

http://www.nps.gov/moja/historycultu...eservation.htm
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Okay guys.....sorry for the late reponse and getting everything up!!!

Please check post #1 and #2 for updated information!!!

Dates are September 21st through the 23rd 2012!!!

Right now, mostly because I've been trying to make a couple of pennies here at work to pay for anything......and too tired at home to get on the computer!!

Still need to get a couple of pennies to rub together.....but we are going!!

I think, that at this point....I'm just going to limit this trip to six (6) trucks total!!! I still have time to get my NPS permit....but only if I have a Firm commitment of More than seven trucks.....and by the looks of it, we don't!!

Plus....with only six trucks.....we should be able to make Great time across the desert!!!!



Please post up any questions....and if you plan on going!!!


Thanks
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The List..............


1: Robert and maybe one dog (the other has hip problems)
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The List..............


1: Robert and maybe one dog (the other has hip problems)
2: Chris and Tom
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My goal is to make this trip NEXT year due to the truck getting worked on this year. It should be more capable of making the trip next year.
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My goal is to make this trip NEXT year due to the truck getting worked on this year. It should be more capable of making the trip next year.

Unless your truck is up on blocks right now....you'd be fine to go!!
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