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Erick said:
Funny Syndicate would mention this, but my friend who was planning on riding along in my X for this trip was just talking to me and he needs to be back by 5:00pm in San Diego. Are there points of the trail, or a location that we can safely split off from the group to head home a little earlier?
Erick,

According to the Wells guidebook (Guide to So Cal Backroads & 4WD Trails) the route up Rattlesnake Canyon and out Burns Canyon to Yucca Valley is just over 32 miles. They say to allow 4 hours. Last year we stopped for lunch at a great mine site, and with 16 trucks it took us most of the day to get up to Big Bear (we did not Burns Canyon last year). We may be starting earlier this year, but hard to say what the trail conditions will be like.

I looked at the book and don't see any alternate short routes out of there. If we have as big of a group as last year I don't see us making the kind of time you would need to be back in San Diego by 5:00PM. Depending on the route you take your still looking at 2.5 - 3 hours once you hit pavement, whether its Big Bear or Yucca Valley. I guess you could always skip the lunch stop and just power over the trail, but that does not sound like much fun to me.

Might want to check out the trip description in Wells' book, its number 43 and part of 42

Hope this helps.
 

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Thanks for the info Frank. Turns out it's slightly irrelevant. I have been fighting a nasty cold all week at work hoping that it would get better, and I am simply in no condition to be off-roading and camping. Really bummed about missing this trip, as I had been looking forward to going on it for a while.

Regardless, next time I see you guys I will have my lights, Rock Sliders, Front Bumper, air compressor, and depending on REI my roof basket all setup on the car. Have a blast guys!
 

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Well, as life has it's ways, I'll be at the Saturday event, Sunday got messed up !

But, I have an option and can meet a few of Us !
I'll be at the Chevron Station, Looking for Xs .

Jim B
 

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For All that were at Johnson's Valley;
THANK YOU VERY MUCH I HAD A SUPER TIME !

While I picked up a couple of names I would mess up trying to remember
everyone, so Thanks again !

For those that say, " Who ? " I have the 05 with the grey bumpers and the Black rims; Jim Beck.
If anyone has a pic of me being strapped over the rock, I'd love to see it ?
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ive got what your looking for! ill try to send it to you. im also going to open up a photobucket account and post up my pics from the weekend. Oh and im xterra3100 (Erwin) and i had the lone Granite X out there.
 

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Dang...looks like you guys had a blast, I was really bummed I missed out on this run. I had all weekend to sit in bed sick thinking about how fun it would have been too.
 

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From what many were saying, we should have some really good pics between Saturday and Sunday
( SUNDAY, That I missed, Damn it ! )

There should also be some posting from the SCCX guys, GREAT GROUP !

Yep, if you didn't make it, You Really should plan on the next One !

Jim B
 

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Man, I had a really great time. I wish we'd have headed up to Big Bear but it was still fun stormin' through Pioneer Town. The film crew was like "WTF?"

JimB, damn fine X man. I love those wheels. I have to commend you on having the balls to try that first major obstacle of the day too.

xterra3100 (Erwin), great to meet you bro. Hopefully you'll make the next event too. I hear we're doing Anza Borrego next month.

And Eric, you're a pu$$y. No, just jokin! I really hope you can make the next trip. I told Julie not to bother coming after you said Ruth couldn't make it. We had a good 'ol boys night by the fire and ya missed out man. Next time bro.
 

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Dang man, I am really bummed that I missed out. Couldn't do much about it though, I was sick as a dog. Glad you had a blast though...
 

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I have posted all of my shots from Saturday on Photobucket; prod39
There are 46 pics in all.
I'm looking forward to other pics ( my X stuck , on 1st rocks. )
Thanks for the commendation and kudos for the X,,,it's fun !
I will definitely be out there again.

Jim B
 

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Here are some of the pics i took. You will get it next time Jim!!






 
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