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Here is the info for our upcoming 2-day run to the west and central portions of the Mojave Road. As before, if you are interested in going please post on the sccx website. Because of the permitting required it is important that we have a fairly accurate count of participants on this one.

This is an overland expedition type run, with primitive camping. You should be prepared to be fully self-contained for this one, no services along the way. This should not be a particularly hard run from a technical standpoint, but probably not a beginner's run either due to the remoteness and length of travel. As Brian mentions below, expect some pounding, and a water crossing.

Brian tells me we should be fine on a tank of fuel, but be sure to arrive at the meet spot on a full tank. You'll want a way to air your tires back up as well. If you have not extended the breather vent on your rear diff this might be a good reason to do it.

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General Meet: Sat 4/21 in Barstow at the McDonald's @ 9am
2571 Commerce Pkwy, Barstow, CA
http://tinyurl.com/plb6l

2nd Meet in Afton Cyn Campground ~ 10am for those that may want to camp friday night.

Mojave Xcursions are legendary; they’re always one of the best adventures of the year, So don’t miss this one ;)

Going to be a bit different this time /w start in Afton Cyn, Exploring the lava tubes, camp up in the trees in Carruthers Canyon, maybe head over to the Dunes or Mitchell Caverns on Sunday or complete more of the trail depending on what the group wants to do. Easy out for day runners on satuday with more adventure possible for sunday.

Sat 4/21 1st leg: West- Afton Cyn (MM 122) to Central- Carruthers Canyon (MM ~46.5); 8 hours easy to moderate.

Start at Afton Canyon (Off I-15 outside of Barstow) go up Shaw Pass, Cross Soda Lake, lava beds, stop at the mail box, Marl Springs and up to the Beale Mt through the whoop-ti-do’s to the Cima road intersection, continuing onto Rock springs, through the Joshua, Yucca, trees towards the Caruthers Canyon intersection where we will head north to camp in the trees.

Been pretty dry out there but the 1st water crossing in Afton is running deep from what I heard, proceed with caution. Sand drifts a bit deep in Afton around the dunes. Soda Lake crossing is bone day but always fun, Lunch time side trip up to the lava tubes @ (MM 79.2) via the old mine road, brief stop for some maintenance on CCX's memorial and all the other sites such as rock springs, govt holes. etc.

4/21 Camping at Carruthers Canyon (Primitive) in the trees off the main trail N of NY Mts Road.

4/22 Sunday has a couple of options: Contiune ~ 30 miles on the Mojave Rd say to the SR 95 (MM 14) to I-40 or head back for Black Canyon Road out towards the dunes and Mitchell Caverns.

This is a great overland type of Xcusrions where the scenery is the main draw, most easy wheelin' on various Terrain through some fun water crossing in Afton, Soda Lake unique salt flat, looks of sandy wash’s, whoop-to-do’s, etc. I’m planning on going at a nice pace but not rushing but you will take a bit of a thumping but that’s part of the adventure so keep that in mind and you will have a great time

Please post up if you’re interested or have other ideas or areas you might want to visit? We need a good head count for this one so please keep that in mind and your status updated.

GPS file at:
http://www.travelbygps.com/guides/mojave/road.php

Some Background:
http://www.desertusa.com/mag99/nov/stories/mojavetrail.html

General Map at:
http://www.nps.gov/moja/mojamap2.htm

FRS 4, Subcode 24; CB 12

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SCCXterra excursion

I plan on being there for both days. (I'm having trouble logging into the SCCXterra site).
 

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I too will attend both days.

When I registered a while back I never received a confirmation e-mail and was unable to log in for about a week. Suddenly, after deciding to try again before I re-registered, I was able to log in.

Long story-short, I think someone has to approve your application in order to log in.

Respond below with the exact username you registered with on SCCX and I'll alert one of the admins.
 

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Unable to log into SCCXterra

I'm using the same user/log-in name for both message boards.
 

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HEY ! HEY ! HEY ! HEY !

This Exactly what my problem is !!! Can't log in !
My username and password is also the same as here.
My username is : prod39
e-mail is : [email protected]

Please alert the powers that be that I'm trying to get in ?

Also, I/We are planning to be there for this one as well and,,,,hopefully for the overnighter !!

Jim B
 

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prod39 said:
HEY ! HEY ! HEY ! HEY !

This Exactly what my problem is !!! Can't log in !
My username and password is also the same as here.
My username is : prod39
e-mail is : [email protected]

Please alert the powers that be that I'm trying to get in ?

Also, I/We are planning to be there for this one as well and,,,,hopefully for the overnighter !!

Jim B
Jim, Jason said that he fixed your account, though I'm not sure what he did. You should be able to log in now. Let me know if it does not work.


Jeff, send me a PM with your details and I'll forward it on to the admin guys.
 

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Re: SCCXterra excursion

Jeff_ICU/ER_RN said:
I plan on being there for both days. (I'm having trouble logging into the SCCXterra site).
Jeff, I sent you a PM a few days ago about your account on SCCX. Have not heard back yet.

Are you still planning on going? If so, let me know before Thursday and I will add your name to the list, as we need an accurate count for the permit.

I will send another PM.
 

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Hey FrankB, What is the deadline for getting in on this excursion. I'd love to make it, but right now I'm not sure if I can.


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Hey FrankB, What is the deadline for getting in on this excursion. I'd love to make it, but right now I'm not sure if I can.

Rob
As of now we have a permit for 16 trucks, and I think 13 or 14 "for sure" going, with a couple of maybes. Brian said he can change the permit number up until Thursday, so if you want to go let us know as soon as possible.
 

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Yes, I am definitely going, just finished modifying the rear axle breather.
 

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I'm in!


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Re: anyone know when & where the may event is ???

bigboyindiego said:
I really want to go but need to do work schedule in advance !!Thx fellas
btw CANT GET INTO THE WEBSITE
The SCCX website is temporarily down, they're working on it. Hopefully won't be too long.

As soon as we have the next run details I'll start a thread here. This month may be short notice as we are waiting to hear from a member who is returning from the Middle East, and we are incorporating a welcome home party into the run.
 

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Re: anyone know when & where the may event is ???

FrankB said:
bigboyindiego said:
I really want to go but need to do work schedule in advance !!Thx fellas
btw CANT GET INTO THE WEBSITE
The SCCX website is temporarily down, they're working on it. Hopefully won't be too long.

As soon as we have the next run details I'll start a thread here. This month may be short notice as we are waiting to hear from a member who is returning from the Middle East, and we are incorporating a welcome home party into the run.
:( CRAP I REALLY WANNA GO WITH YOU GUYS ON A RUN B4 I Move ,but I need a lil notice to arange my schedule @ wrk but thanks for the heads up frank
 

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Re: anyone know when & where the may event is ???

bigboyindiego said:
FrankB said:
bigboyindiego said:
I really want to go but need to do work schedule in advance !!Thx fellas
btw CANT GET INTO THE WEBSITE
The SCCX website is temporarily down, they're working on it. Hopefully won't be too long.

As soon as we have the next run details I'll start a thread here. This month may be short notice as we are waiting to hear from a member who is returning from the Middle East, and we are incorporating a welcome home party into the run.
:( CRAP I REALLY WANNA GO WITH YOU GUYS ON A RUN B4 I Move ,but I need a lil notice to arange my schedule @ wrk but thanks for the heads up frank
Normally we get these set up further in advance, this month is unusual.

The plan right now is for Upper Coyote Canyon on Sat 13 May, with camping overnight to Sunday. That's fairly close to San Diego. I don't know the trail (never been there) but I think it could be done as a day run as well if you don't want to camp.

Note that there is also the possibility that this could change to a backyard barbacue at someone's home in San Diego (maybe mine). Either way everyone is welcome. It's still up in the air. If that happens, there may also be a run on the following weekend (19-20 May), maybe same place, maybe somewhere else in Anza Borrego.
 
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