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    Well if this is helping motivate people using your Hummer to explore,
    Here is a bit more of the Mojave Road trip. Great scenery in the spring as the desert was in bloom. I would do this again.
    The road to the horizon. We went all the way to those mountains and over them.

    Navigation was by keeping the "cairns" as the Indians called them on the right. I cheated in case somebody moved them and I used a mapping program. There were some places the wrong choice would have taken me miles out of the way, and back. That could have been bad, consuming more of my planned gas usage.
    I also used more gas because of the soft sand for miles.
    Always get the book and do some research before you leave on trails like this to get the most out of the trip.

    Lots of wide open spaces. Not much traffic.

    The flat dry lake was awesome. I did some slow speed runs to look for dips or holes and then made some return runs for pictures at speed. The H3 does have a speed limiter unless you have had that removed with a PCM program.


    It's a good idea to ALWAYS carry extra DexCool plus some gallon water bottles, just in case. Besides your drinking water.

    Soda Dry Lake, alkali salts. They say if it rains this as slick as snot! Keep in mind there is nothing to winch to out here in places unless it's another vehicle. So, the stupid anchor trick is not so stupid! Actually two is better.

    In the Wells book you will learn of all the rituals of travelers over time. You are supposed to bring a rock from your home state to place here. In the middle of the pile is a placard with and inscription you are supposed to keep to yourself when you read it.

    I liked this stretch of trail with the cacti and no I don't even think about the antenna unless somebody mentions it.

    and one more without a Hummer

    What are you waiting for, have you packed yet??
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    There is nothing better than just grabbing a map and going out on trails and seeing what you can find. I just wish that I had the time to do it more often. Your pics really show how beautiful of a country we really live in.

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    Yeah and in a lot of cases, the road less traveled is the one with the best scenery that you can see at 5 mph instead of 75.
    Like a little side trip I made after Moab. The website said the roads to Yellowstone were open to "over the snow vehicles" well hell a Hummer H3 with chains for all four wheels fills that description. I had heard places I wanted to go had big fines for passing chain zone signs when applied. Even in 4 wheel drives you were suppose to have them in the vehicle.
    What the website failed to state was there were still 10 foot snow drifts blocking the passes when I tried that. I also found out and thought of another Hunner saying "when your wheels are not on the ground, the snow is too deep."

    Yeah I know that looks like a good place to play out there BUT that is a frozen lake with the Tetons in the background.

    I thought this looked like a postcard

    However I got to play around Jackson Hole and see the Tetons. Sort of strange after being in the desert in Moab the day before.
    More pictures later I think I broke Photobucket now!
    Nope looks like Comcrap is cheating me again on upload speed.
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    Man, I am so ready for a wheeling trip. The Mojave Road is "just" a long dirt road but I love the idea of being far, far away from everything. Great pic Hunner!!! -Please post more, I now you have lots and lots....
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    Quote Originally Posted by LagunaH1 View Post
    Man, I am so ready for a wheeling trip. The Mojave Road is "just" a long dirt road but I love the idea of being far, far away from everything. Great pic Hunner!!! -Please post more, I now you have lots and lots....
    Thats some of the best stuff. Not too hard on the truck and can truly be an adventure. This road is now on my MUST do list. Haha anyone down for this run in the next year?

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    I am doing the road hopefully this month! Hunner great thread! Can't wait to get home and do this. How long did you take?

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    These are amazing pictures Hunner. Great job. I am way of retirement unless i win the lotto anytime soon (fingers crossed). But when i do retire, i am hoping i am still up to do something like this. Looks like a great adventure. Keep it up and keep up the great pictures!

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    We did it in two full days. We camped about the halfway mark by driving to a nearby Official camping area off the trail. Three of us had met on a forum and talked for a couple of years. When one of the guys in Vegas said he wanted to go and the other guy from Cal. joined in. We met at a Casino close to the head of the trail the night before.
    A great way to meet and we already had a lot in common. We drove 10-15 most of the time but let it out a few times in the dry river beds and did some "dirt trackin" at speed. Fun to test out my BP tie rods over the whoops and gullys. We stopped often as I HAVE to take pictures. Nice layed back trip, no rush, no traffic. There were some wash outs over the mountain that were a little tough to get thru. I had to almost rub the cut on the pass side to fit. There were more tight ones but my nav told me to quit shooting and drive. I tried to run back and get the other guys but they zipped thru to get it over with ha ha Should have staged some shots but I was on vacation/retirement as a photographer.
    That last shot of me crossing the "river" was near sunset the second day. There is a camping spot there but me and my nav headed for Death Valley and stayed at yet another Casino late that night.

    If a group of you guys out that way get something together post it up.
    The book to get is Mojave Road Guide An Adventure Through Time by Dennis G. Casebier get the sprial bound one so you can fold it open.
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    Dang Hunner your making me want go on a road/exploration trip!

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    What kind of winch anchor are you using hunner?

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    A Bruce and a CQR off my boat! I had those down on the coast for sand and there are too many rocks in the lake here in Arkansas for that style. They will hold a 10,000 boat in a blow at 50+ knots, ask me how I know??

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    Hunner, You and I are kindred spirits!

    I agree with everything you posted. Great images.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunner View Post
    A Bruce and a CQR off my boat! I had those down on the coast for sand and there are too many rocks in the lake here in Arkansas for that style. They will hold a 10,000 boat in a blow at 50+ knots, ask me how I know??
    ....... Thats the greatest thing I have ever heard. Its brilliant! I know what Im investing in out here in AZ!!!

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    Got the book a few months ago went through it looked really good.

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    With all these adventure how many miles on that Bad A$$ rig you got there?
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