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Unread 09-18-2011, 09:51 AM   #1
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Default 6th Annual Toy120 Mojave Road Trip

Some photos from Friday and Saturday - Great trip - Good people - If you were not there, you missed out.
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Unread 09-18-2011, 10:09 AM   #2
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Unread 09-18-2011, 05:21 PM   #3
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I hate that I missed this trip. I need to get out there before the end of the year. Looking forward to the pics.
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Unread 09-19-2011, 08:34 AM   #4
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Some photos from Friday and Saturday - Great trip - Good people - If you were not there, you missed out.
Hey Dave! Hopefully those gopro vids come out good.

I won't be able to post up pics until next week. Looking forward to everyone's pics
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Unread 09-19-2011, 09:33 AM   #5
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Thanks for starting the trip report Dave!! Hope you and Kaye had a great anniversary yesterday!!!


Great trip!!! As Dave said.....if you weren't there.....you missed out!!!

A bunch of new faces, and a couple of old ones!!!
A very cool group of people........
I enjoyed meeting all of you!! You're all more than welcome to come out with us anytime!!! We'll do it again next year for our 7th Annual NVTTORA Easter Mojave Road trip!!!

Small group of seven trucks......and then six for the final day, as Dave had a hot date with his wife Kaye!!!

I had to pull some strings to get the weather, but it all worked out, and the weather was Great all weekend!!! Only got a little hot yesterday in the lower areas.....but nothing like the last two years!!!

Friday was slow going though, as all of the rain from the previous couple of days, made the first sections of the Mojave Road more challenging to navigate with a lot of wash outs.....but I got us to our campsite only about 30 minutes longer than I wanted......pulled it about 5:30 pm.....and got our favorite site too!!!

Dinner kicked Ass!!!!

Oh....sometime during the night.....Ed (Vegas Runner) showed up out of the blue to hang out for the night!!

Saturday, we got moving pretty early.......Dave took a few trucks up into Caruthers upper canyon, while I finished packing the dogs up.

Then..... on our way we go to one of our first of four side trips.....

Made it to the Kelso Depot for lunch at the Beenery lunch counter...... to a self guided tour of this beautiful old building......then off to Kelso Dunes.....
Then....headed back across the Preserve to re-join the Mojave Road again!!!

Dave had to split when we got back on the road, then we stopped by the mines, and then to our Saturday night campsite...Another kick ass dinner feast ensued!!!

Sunday......got out of camp earlier then last trip.......and on our way we went!!! After the Mojave mail box.....it was side trip time again!!! The Lava Tubes were a surprise for everyone......as I didn't tell them where we were going!!

Soda Lake dried out enough for us to get through......then to the sand dunes.....where I gave the its all clear to play around on the dunes for a while....There were two recoveries..... Abby got stuck, then Matt......After I pulled Matt out....we regrouped, then headed to another surprise spot and had a quick lunch after climbing a couple of hills....

Stopped at the Afton Canyon bridge for the bridge photo.....then play time in the Afton Canyon river!!! In y search for water to play in.......I found some!!!!

And quickly buried my ass and needed a tow out!!!
A couple more side trips.......the to ther Afton Canyon campground to air back up and say our goodbyes!!!!


AND........NO MAJOR CARNAGE!!!!! NOT EVEN A FLAT TIRE!!!!!!


Thats my story, and I'm sticking to it!!!

I'll try and get my pictures up tonight.....just waiting for my buddy Jason to come over and get my house AC working again!!! Starting to get hot!!!
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Unread 09-19-2011, 09:34 AM   #6
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I'll put my pics here later.....
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AND........NO MAJOR CARNAGE!!!!! NOT EVEN A FLAT TIRE!!!!!!
Amazing!
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Amazing!


Yep!!!!
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Here's just some of my pictures.........from my small Nikon P 80

http://gallery.me.com/my034runner#100760


Here's the rest of my pictures from my big Nikon D-100.....Jon took a lot of the photos on Friday.....then the rest were from me....

http://gallery.me.com/my034runner#100767


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Unread 09-19-2011, 11:06 PM   #10
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Thumbs up Mojave Road Hill

Try this link. Alvin heading down the Mojave Hill by Rock Springs.

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Alvin running down Mojave Hill near Rock Springs

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Here's the rest of my pictures from my big Nikon D-100.....Jon took a lot of the photos on Friday.....then the rest were from me....

http://gallery.me.com/my034runner#100767


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Thumbs up Mojave Macedonia

Traveling down Macedonia

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Very cool Dave!!!

Where the hell is everyone else at?? I know everyone else took pictures too!!!

Post them up!!!! Shlt....I actually got mine up in pretty good time!!!
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Also thanks for everyone chipping in to help cover the cost of the permit, it is appreciated.


Now....where are the pictures???!!!
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Ok, the guilt is too much. Here's a couple while I search for new sway bar links, steel to patch my underside and a new cb antenna (didn't notice til I was driving home, but I have virtually no reception anymore) maybe my run ins with the Yucca plants were too much?






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Nice Josh!! Keep posting them when you can!! Also......be free to share your thoughts, and/or add anything to the trip report that I might have missed!!!

Great shot of the snake by the way!!

You can check with Phil (Medic83), as he sells Sway bar end links!! I just got a new set from him for the trip!! He lives up in the Bay area as well.....you could probably just drive to his house and he'd probably help put them on for you!!
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Snakes?! Why'd it have to be snakes?
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Ummmmmm...........because it's the desert.....and that's where THEY live!!!!
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Awesome trip!!!

It blew away our expectations mile after mile!!

I flew to texas for work on Monday and just got back, I also have 700+ pictures and video to sort through and post somewhere. I just got them on the computer today, so I'll post some soon.

I'm going to make a summary video, but my Mac is out of date and I need to 'order' SnoLeopard to run iMovie (you can't buy it in Mac stores, or download it, wtf!)

I have some go pro footage of when we hit 70+ in macedonia canyon, and I was also recording when we accidentally caught some air doing 40 in the canyon!! (i need to edit out my excited cursing first). I also have a mini video from Caruthers canyon on amy's phone, that I'll try to put on you tube now, and some videos of pulling people out in the sand.

Once again, epic trip.. gonna take a lot to top that one!
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