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[*] posted on 2-11-2018 at 03:16 PM
Mojave Road + Wandering


Here's a trip we made on the Mojave Road, east to west; the Avi Casino/Ft Mojave to Afton Canyon/I-15. We used a somewhat liberal interpretation of the Mojave Road, taking side routes to see fun stuff. I've included a link to our couse embedded in Google Maps.





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[*] posted on 2-11-2018 at 04:09 PM
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Nice photo's Stucksucks. Were the signs recommending the detour over that narrow washout area over the Piute Range still up?

It looks as though the water crossing in Afton Canyon is flowing pretty decently.

I'm leading a trip over the same on the 27th of March.

Thanks for sharing.

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[*] posted on 2-11-2018 at 04:10 PM


Very cool, on the list of roads to do! Looks like just minor four wheeling is required?
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[*] posted on 2-11-2018 at 04:54 PM


Quote: Originally posted by John M  
Nice photo's Stucksucks. Were the signs recommending the detour over that narrow washout area over the Piute Range still up?


Yes, the detour was new and in place, but the "washout" wasn't that bad, especially for Baja standards. For Americans, it was horrific, an ugly lawsuit waiting to happen.

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Very cool, on the list of roads to do! Looks like just minor four wheeling is required?


The worse thing out there is soft sand. I've driven the whole road in an expedited manor in two-wheel drive with no problems. Driving slower might have problems, but I'd still wager if you know how to drive on desert roads, you should be good. Flatten your tires and take your shovel.

Sand sections-aside, a lot of the road is hard-pack.

The main thing you need is higher clearance (leave the Model S at home).





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[*] posted on 2-12-2018 at 04:50 AM


Great timing for this thread. I have been researching the route for a future bike or jeep trip. Any GPS file you want to share? I have the normal route but it sounds like you guys saw some alternate routes.
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[*] posted on 2-12-2018 at 07:19 AM
Tons of information here


More places along the Mojave Road than you could find on your own in a lifetime.

http://www.davebarton.com/mojave.html

This guy's website is the result of more than armchair driving!

Don't neglect to get the book that brought this historic route into the public's eye. The Mojave Road Guide by Dennis Casebier. Available here: https://mdhca.org - then go to "store"



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[*] posted on 2-12-2018 at 07:52 AM


Thank you John and Jim... very interesting!



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[*] posted on 2-12-2018 at 09:58 AM


I've been looking into doing the "Mayhew trail" that precedes the I-10 by a couple thousand years.
Want to know how to get out of SoCal after the "big one" hits




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[*] posted on 2-12-2018 at 10:38 AM


Quote: Originally posted by John M  
More places along the Mojave Road than you could find on your own in a lifetime.

http://www.davebarton.com/mojave.html

This guy's website is the result of more than armchair driving!

Don't neglect to get the book that brought this historic route into the public's eye. The Mojave Road Guide by Dennis Casebier. Available here: https://mdhca.org - then go to "store"



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Thanks for the link. Way more stuff to see than time to see it.
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[*] posted on 2-12-2018 at 12:29 PM


Quote: Originally posted by John M  
More places along the Mojave Road than you could find on your own in a lifetime.

http://www.davebarton.com/mojave.html

This guy's website is the result of more than armchair driving!

Don't neglect to get the book that brought this historic route into the public's eye. The Mojave Road Guide by Dennis Casebier. Available here: https://mdhca.org - then go to "store"



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The latest Mojave Road Guide by Dennis Casebier has all the GPS coordinates in it. Excellent guide.
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[*] posted on 2-12-2018 at 12:38 PM


Excellent, it is a special kind of trip, thanks.
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[*] posted on 2-12-2018 at 07:50 PM


Did Mojave trail last year. Worth doing again now that I've seen Dave Barton's site. We used the Dennis Casebier book, but Dave's info is quite extensive for that area. Gotta go again. Thanks for the information!
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