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The Mojave Road, East

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by computeruser6, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. Jan 31, 2017 at 7:33 PM
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    computeruser6

    computeruser6 [OP] Climate heretic

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    My one-man journey across the Mojave Road continues shortly after the sun rises. The night was cold and camping in a two-man tent didn't feel great but at least the sunrise was beautiful. My day started at the Penny Tree as I ventured through the last forty miles of the trail to Needles Highway. I really wish that I had taken more time on this trail to hike around the various features.

    As in the previous portion of the road, I went from west to east so all of the cairns (piles of stone) are on the left side. The temperature throughout the night into the early morning was about 0 °C but quickly warmed up as I went a few thousand feet down the ridge. As you head down Lanfair Ridge there's a spot on the road that is badly eroded which probably explains why there is a "ROAD CLOSED" sign on the eastern side. Any 2WD truck should be able to make it through this portion of the road unless it is extremely muddy.

    My approximate starting location for the day:

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aisjsb8hOV0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBQR15DJqQc

    Isn't it funny how only the eastern side of the ridge has a sign?

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUdk6i6mmcQ

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7O6eEsup8A

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIvHlY6OZIA

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll2fT7gBaKs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDQb3QTi4CQ

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzymPC85GV8

    Uploading all of the pictures individually takes a long time, so the rest may be found on my blog. Enjoy!
     
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  2. Aug 17, 2018 at 6:36 PM
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    Darkness

    Darkness Allergic to white

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    I would like to make a trip out there next Spring. Looks like amazing scenery.
     
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  3. Aug 20, 2018 at 5:10 AM
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    computeruser6

    computeruser6 [OP] Climate heretic

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    The trip was truly wonderful and I wish that I had spent a whole week out there.
     

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