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Unread 07-20-2011, 11:20 AM   #1
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Talking 6th Annual Toy120 Mojave Road Trip!!!

Alright boys and girls(?)......

Time to start planning our 6th Annual Toyota120 Mojave Road Trip!!!

This year, we'll be traveling back in time September 16-18 2011........

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!!!

I'll add more to this post soon.....just wanted to get it up!!!






Alright now boys and girls(s)..........it's time to plan our 6th Annual Toyota120 Mojave Road trip!!!!!!!



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

DATES!!!!

September 16th- 18th 2010!!!!!! (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



EDIT: TRIP INFO

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Mojave Road Trip Dates: September 16 (Friday) through September 18 (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 16th @ 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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Probably need to reserve an extra post slot for more info!!



More info to come!!!!!!!



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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Dang, that's the week before the Pismo Jamboree.
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And?? It usually is!!
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AH, didn't know that. Was hoping to do both...

What's the minimum requirements for a rig? I'll go check out the trip report from last year.
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And?? It usually is!!
It is just days before my 123rd birthday!
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AH, didn't know that. Was hoping to do both...

What's the minimum requirements for a rig? I'll go check out the trip report from last year.


TIRES.....GAS....WATER........FOOD!!!!! Bare minimum!!!
Preferably 4wd.......but a nice PreRunner will work too...
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It is just days before my 123rd birthday!

I guess I would usually ask if you were actually going to come out for once........but I know better!!!!!

Happy early 123rd b-day BTW!!!
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I guess I would usually ask if you were actually going to come out for once........but I know better!!!!!
I will think about it but it is right there with my really, true, actual Birthday Weekend and The Boss Lady tells me what I can and cannot do!

The odds are I have one trip here at the end of the month and then I am not going to wheel until October for a run up Steele Pass and out South Pass with a hike along the way . . .

But, I will think about it and put it on the, if I go out in September I will go on the Mojave Road so I can see you!

Which end you starting at? How far you going? Where are you camping?

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Happy early 123rd b-day BTW!!!
I am really worried about it. How was your 133rd, I mean if you can remember that far back!
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I will think about it but it is right there with my really, true, actual Birthday Weekend and The Boss Lady tells me what I can and cannot do!

The odds are I have one trip here at the end of the month and then I am not going to wheel until October for a run up Steele Pass and out South Pass with a hike along the way . . .

But, I will think about it and put it on the, if I go out in September I will go on the Mojave Road so I can see you!

Which end you starting at? How far you going? Where are you camping?



I am really worried about it. How was your 133rd, I mean if you can remember that far back!



Yeah yeah yeah........blah blah blah.......!!!!!!

And it's my 666'th birthday last month!!!!
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Anyone tow an expo trailer along? Thinking that I might make this my vacation and tie this trip into pismo.
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You can mark me down a tentative, the Mrs is game for it! The only thing is I'm going on a cruise the following weekend so just gotta figure out work stuff
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Mark me as tentative as well. We have a new baby on the way mid August and I may still be on parental leave that weekend. If so this trip would be a nice break from diapers and midnight bottle feedings.
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Gonna pencil this one in for me and my dad, but I won't know until a week or 3 before hand.
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Anyone tow an expo trailer along? Thinking that I might make this my vacation and tie this trip into pismo.
You will have no problem pulling a off road trailer on Mojave Rd. I never went into 4wd when we did it. We even had a 2wd Westfailia (sp) with us that led most of the time.
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Ok, count me in. Going to tie this trip into the Pismo meet with a stop-over in Death Valley/Lone Pine.
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Trailer is no problem. Had Mark from NorCal brought his SAS'd Tacoma and trailer on this run either last year or the year before, and no problem.

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You can mark me down a tentative, the Mrs is game for it! The only thing is I'm going on a cruise the following weekend so just gotta figure out work stuff

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Mark me as tentative as well. We have a new baby on the way mid August and I may still be on parental leave that weekend. If so this trip would be a nice break from diapers and midnight bottle feedings.

That sounds like a good plan!!!

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Gonna pencil this one in for me and my dad, but I won't know until a week or 3 before hand.

It would be great to have you out for the whole three days again!!!!


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You will have no problem pulling a off road trailer on Mojave Rd. I never went into 4wd when we did it. We even had a 2wd Westfailia (sp) with us that led most of the time.
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Ok, count me in. Going to tie this trip into the Pismo meet with a stop-over in Death Valley/Lone Pine.

Sounds like one hell of a Kick ass vacation!!!
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If I can get my Internet working at my house...I'll try and get up some more info this weekend!!
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Hi Robert,

I'm In:

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Not able to make it that weekend - have fun!
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