West Region - Mojave Road Meet-up and Trail Guardian event
Thursday, March 12, 202005:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)17:00 Hrs GMT -8:00
Sunday, March 15, 202004:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)16:00 Hrs GMT -8:00
- OVERLAND BOUND REGION
- EVENT TYPE
1 VERY EASY
- Dirt Road
- Off Road Tires
- HAM 146.460 simplex
- GMRS Ch 15 simplex
- CB Ch 16
Rally Point Notes:
Trail rating is easy; there are bypasses for all obstacles.
Comms; Primary - Ham 146.460 simpex, Secondary - GMRS Ch 15 simpex, Third - CB ch 16, Cell service is unreliable but available sporadically.
You need to be self-sufficient for three days on the trail. There are NO services on the Mojave Trail. Bring spare fuel, water, food, and clothing for all types of weather. Please bring heavy duty garbage bags and gloves for the trail cleanup. Everyone should bring at least one bundle of firewood for the group campfire. Approximate distance we will travel is +/- 130 miles.
There are no bathroom facilities on the Mojave Road - you are REQUIRED to use some form of portable toilet in the preserve. (Examples; Thunderbox, Cleanwaste, etc. It is not permitted to bury your waste).
Fuel up prior to coming to base camp! Fuel is available in Needles, Fort Mohave AZ or at Avi Casino. At the end of the trip fuel is available 27 miles to the west on Hwy 15 and 29 miles to the NE in Baker on Hwy 15.
March 12, Thursday - Meet in the evening at Base Camp just off of the Needles Highway north of the Avi Casino. 35.054863 -114.688146.
Thursday will also be the opportunity to drive to mile 0 at the Colorado River. 35.04519 -114.62710
March 13, Friday
0800 Sign in sheet, Welcome from Michael Murguia founder of Overland Bound and
Mike Gauthier, Mojave Preserve Superintendent, NPS
0830 Trail team assignments,
0900 Team 1 roll out.
1000 Team 2 roll out.
1500-1600 Arrive Camp Two, Piute Corral 35.104019 -115.012520
1900 Group campfire with a talk about the Mojave Preserve and the National Park Service
March 14, Saturday
0800 Team 2 roll out.
0900 Team 1 roll out.
1600 Arrive Camp Three, Green Mill 35.16281 -116.03025
1900 Group campfire, Michael Murguia will talk about Overland Bound and conduct a small raffle.
March 15, Sunday
0900 Team 1 & 2 roll out.
1300-1400 hrs arrive at Afton Canyon Campground, at this location you can camp and leave the next morning or start home.
Mojave Road information.
NPS GPS info; https://caltopo.com/m/2E26#
Web site; https://www.nps.gov/moja/index.htm
Dennis G. Casebier, Mojave Road Guide:
Colin RitchieMember# 4873
Magic MikeMember# 13728
Kent RMember# 1632
Sal SandovalMember# 9823
Jim (Placerville)Member# 4079
Chris MayerMember# 22286
Larry FulkersonMember# 13328
jesus ortizMember# 2920
The Lone OverlanderMember# 13493
The Mighty ExpeditionMember# 6926
Montero MikeMember# 13758
- Start Point: 42298 River Rd, Needles, CA 92363, USA GPS Coordinates: 35.05486, -114.68815 Notes: March 12 camp
- WayPoint 1: Unnamed Road, Essex, CA 92332, USA GPS Coordinates: 35.10402, -115.01252 Notes: March 13 camp
- WayPoint 2: Unnamed Road, Baker, CA 92309, USA GPS Coordinates: 35.16281, -116.03025 Notes: March 14 camp
- End Point: 58320 Afton Rd, Baker, CA 92309, USA GPS Coordinates: 35.03893, -116.3828 Notes: March 15 camp
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