MOJAVE TRAIL CHRISTMAS 2019

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Be doing the Mojave over Christmas, Looking for Tips & Must see's. Also if anyone would be interested in Teaming up? Would Like to Leave on the 24th Stay Out till the 28th All a Little up in the air at the moment,
 

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So we will be Leaving from Fort Mohave "AVI CASINIO" at 10am on the December 24th, We plan on doing 20 to 30 Mile days, I don't have to be back until the 29th So I have some time, Hope to see Fort Piute, Picture Canyon, Balancing rock, Fort Piute, Lanfair, Rock springs, the Penny tree, travelers Memorial, Lava field, and any Mines I come across, Be just Me My Wife and two Schnauzers. be nice to Travel with at Least one other Vehicle but not Necessary, But Your invited send email if Interested or reply here




Be doing the Mojave over Christmas, Looking for Tips & Must see's. Also if anyone would be interested in Teaming up? Would Like to Leave on the 24th Stay Out till the 28th All a Little up in the air at the moment,
 

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Expect cold weather at night. Did this trip in early November for 3 nights, could have used 4. Doing 20 to 30 miles a day seems a little short. Be sure to take a lot of side trails. You'll have to leave the preserve to gas up so plan on that.
 
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I do I am going out in a Jeep Cherokee with a 2" Lift and 32" Tires, You will still have more clearance than I so Long as you have 4wd We should be good, I also Have a 8500 lb Winch and Max Tracks "JIC"




Do you think a stock RAM 1500 4x4 would make it with no issues? I have no mods so far.
 
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We have A propane Heater and Annex for the Heat with Zero degree Sleeping Bags, I expect it will get around 30 Degrees at Night give or Take, Going to go in to Baker for Gas When we cross the Kelso Road. I could be on The trail for 4 Full Days and still back to the Avi to Leave on the 30th of December for Quartzsite, Arizona




Expect cold weather at night. Did this trip in early November for 3 nights, could have used 4. Doing 20 to 30 miles a day seems a little short. Be sure to take a lot of side trails. You'll have to leave the preserve to gas up so plan on that.
 

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OK, I am in. Still checking if my wife can take off work for that time. We can get to AVI casino late Monday night and be ready to roll out Tuesday, December 24th morning at 10:00 am. Do you have a RTT or using a regular tent? We will plan on bringing our tent. We will head home at the end instead of back to Avi. I'll try to DM you with my contact info.
 

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Expect cold weather at night. Did this trip in early November for 3 nights, could have used 4. Doing 20 to 30 miles a day seems a little short. Be sure to take a lot of side trails. You'll have to leave the preserve to gas up so plan on that.
Our group is going next weekend. I Will let you know how the trail looks after all the rain we have had.
 

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We have a Roof Top tent, We could meet for Dinner at the AVI Monday Night not the buffet, But one of the Restaurant's the buffet is terrible.

Would you like to see the Bus?

You Can Email me freightmover02@yahoo.com



OK, I am in. Still checking if my wife can take off work for that time. We can get to AVI casino late Monday night and be ready to roll out Tuesday, December 24th morning at 10:00 am. Do you have a RTT or using a regular tent? We will plan on bringing our tent. We will head home at the end instead of back to Avi. I'll try to DM you with my contact info.
 
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I am planning to do this trip for new years. I'm curious of the current depth of the river crossing and other road conditions.
 

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From what Info I Have gathered so far, From the AVI to 95 Is in good Shape, From 95 to Fort Paiute is rough and slow going, from Fort Paiute to Lanfair Road is also rough, Small washouts in a few places but drivable,
 

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I do I am going out in a Jeep Cherokee with a 2" Lift and 32" Tires, You will still have more clearance than I so Long as you have 4wd We should be good, I also Have a 8500 lb Winch and Max Tracks "JIC"
Could you keep us posted here with a small trail report after the trip. Or even pm me about it. Planning on doing this trip around April. I would love to head out with you all but 5 minions keep me grounded at home during Christmas. Thanks
 

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Do you think a stock RAM 1500 4x4 would make it with no issues? I have no mods so far.
If it's dry out, you should be fine.. you may run into some issues if the Soda Lake and other areas if it is wet.
Pop for some recovery plates and a shovel, take your time and have fun!
 

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Off Course, Caliper1 is Going out Two weeks before me and he is going to Leave a Report also



Could you keep us posted here with a small trail report after the trip. Or even pm me about it. Planning on doing this trip around April. I would love to head out with you all but 5 minions keep me grounded at home during Christmas. Thanks
 

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I have a Winch & Max Tracks Wannabe's, If it that wet we could also Back track to 15 and go around, Boring but safe,


If it's dry out, you should be fine.. you may run into some issues if the Soda Lake and other areas if it is wet.
Pop for some recovery plates and a shovel, take your time and have fun!
 
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I have a Winch & Max Tracks Wannabe's, If it that wet we could also Back track to 15 and go around, Boring but safe,
I was not thinking of the water crossing.. I went around (my cold air intake would have shoveled up so much water), and would recommend a stock truck do the same. I was thinking more of the Soda Lake. When it gets wet, it's a deep sticky mud pit. There are other places where it could be tricky when it gets muddy.

I don't wanna shanghai the OP. There is tons of info out there on crossing the Mojave at all times of the year.