Mojave Road #2 - 10/20/2017

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Irving Zisman

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Hey Ryan,
Having never done this trail with the OB crew, I was just curios as to where you guys made camp on the last run? I have camped at Mid-Hills campground and Thomas Ranch in the past, both of which were awesome.
Just wondering if those details have been ironed out for this run yet?
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Mark D

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I am concerned about leaving my rig in the hotel parking lot. We would like to camp somewhere near the beginning of the trail or at the meet up point. As we get closer if there are other people who would like to join us we can organize a camp site location. If anyone is familiar enough with the area and can provide us with a suitable campsite coordinance for Thursday night please post here or send a PM. Thanks
 

BigTuna117

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I am concerned about leaving my rig in the hotel parking lot. We would like to camp somewhere near the beginning of the trail or at the meet up point. As we get closer if there are other people who would like to join us we can organize a camp site location. If anyone is familiar enough with the area and can provide us with a suitable campsite coordinance for Thursday night please post here or send a PM. Thanks
I live out here. I could probably be convinced to scout out a spot or two given it's started to cool down! There are a couple that I know of, I'd have to mark them on a map when I get home, though.
 
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Is your vehicle safe in the Avi parking lot?
Yes, your vehicle is safe in the Avi parking lot. I left mine there overnight with a ton of gear on the roof rack and it was all still there in the morning. As far as camping goes, many people like to camp right at the beginning of the Mojave trail, just as you turn off River Road. Here is the camp location: https://www.google.com/maps/@35.0527493,-114.6774736,311m/data=!3m1!1e3

As it is in a washbed, I would not recommend camping there if it is raining :)
 
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Ryan Matthes

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I will be arriving on Thursday night along with some others that I know of, and we will be camping at the trailhead. I will actually be there by mid-afternoon.

On Friday a.m., folks will have time to run over to the Avi Casino gas station, fill up, "dump" anything, and then get back to the trailhead. The casino is only about 7 minutes from the trailhead.
 

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Camp 2 will likely be just on the other side of Ft. Piuet, and camp 3 just before the dry soda lake (these are where we camped along the route in March.

I am working on securing any permits that we need as well.

I know that each vehicle will need to attain a California Fire permit as well as I will have a Desert Tortoise sighting form with me.

Once we have the final list of participants as we get closer - I will likely switch communication to email.

As for comms - I will have a HAM with me and can run on GMRS freq as well.

RM
 

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I would love to do this trail. I put myself down as a maybe as I'm not sure if I'll have the truck back together by then. lol
 

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I am concerned about leaving my rig in the hotel parking lot. We would like to camp somewhere near the beginning of the trail or at the meet up point. As we get closer if there are other people who would like to join us we can organize a camp site location. If anyone is familiar enough with the area and can provide us with a suitable campsite coordinance for Thursday night please post here or send a PM. Thanks
I will be camping at the trailhead as well. I will join if you find a site!