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Mojave National Preserve - Mojave Road news

Post by Jim_b » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:14 pm

A heavy rainstorm on August 22 damaged roads and facilities. Dirt roads are slick and muddy. Four-wheel drive is recommended on all dirt roads.
Call for updates: 760 252-6100 weekdays; 760 252-6108 weekends.

Paved Roads
Black Canyon Road- Open south of Hole-in-the-Wall (paved portion)
Ivanpah Road- Paved portion is open
Kelbaker Road - Open
Kelso -Cima Road- Open
Lanfair Road - Paved portion is open
Morning Star Mine Rd - Open

Dirt Roads
Black Canyon Road is impassable north of Hole-in-the-Wall.
Cedar Canyon Road - 4-wheel drive recommended.
Ivanpah Road - 4-wheel drive recommended on dirt section.
Mojave Road, - Soda Lake may be impassable, even to high clearance and four-wheel drive vehicles. Towing options are limited and very expensive. 4-wheel drive recommended.
New York Mountain Road is rough at Watson Wash. 4-wheel drive recommended.
Wild Horse Canyon Road - CLOSED.

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Post by Paul » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:09 pm

Just drove the Mojave Road this weekend with some friends. A great trip. No mud to speak of anymore. Even Soda Lake was nice and firm. A good amount of water in Afton Canyon, deep enough to make it fun without being cause to worry.

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Afton Canyon water crossing by PaulYbarrondo, on Flickr

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Piute Gorge by PaulYbarrondo, on Flickr

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That'll buff right out by PaulYbarrondo, on Flickr

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Carruthers Canyon campsite by PaulYbarrondo, on Flickr

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Desert peace by PaulYbarrondo, on Flickr

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School's out by PaulYbarrondo, on Flickr

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In formation by PaulYbarrondo, on Flickr

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Triple barrel by PaulYbarrondo, on Flickr

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Fort Piute by PaulYbarrondo, on Flickr

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Soda Lake by PaulYbarrondo, on Flickr
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Post by CowboySlim » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:01 pm

Great photos, Thanks, Paul!

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Post by gordon » Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:03 am

Looks good but a resize on those pics would be nice.

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Post by Paul » Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:11 pm

gordon wrote:Looks good but a resize on those pics would be nice.
Yeah, sorry. I just linked the photos from Facebook. Didn't expect them to be so huge since they don't display that large on Facebook. I'll resize them when I can but I'll have to find another place to host them.

EDIT: moved to flickr. Hope these work better.
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Post by Paul » Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:29 pm

CowboySlim wrote:Great photos, Thanks, Paul!
Hey, fancy meeting you here! Had a great trip. The water crossing was deep enough for me! About 2 1/2 feet.

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Post by Mike C. » Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:55 pm

Nice pictures Paul! They really bring out the reason us desert rats do what we do. Looking at the Afton Canyon Mojave River crossing brings back the best of memories---now you really pumped up Cowboy Slim when he hits up Coyote Canyon later this month! Best to all of ya---Mike C. Brea, Ca. :D

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Post by CowboySlim » Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:43 pm

Actually, later this month, exactly 4 weeks from today, I'll be checking out the water in Coyote Creek north of Borrego Springs.

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Re: Mojave National Preserve - Mojave Road news

Post by Paul » Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:24 pm

Oh, that's right. Thanksgiving is almost here, isn't it? Happy trails!

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