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Mojave National Preserve - Mojave Road news

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:14 pm
by Jim_b
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.

Re: Mojave National Preserve - Mojave Road news

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:09 pm
by Paul
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

Re: Mojave National Preserve - Mojave Road news

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:01 pm
by CowboySlim
Great photos, Thanks, Paul!

Re: Mojave National Preserve - Mojave Road news

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:03 am
by gordon
Looks good but a resize on those pics would be nice.

Re: Mojave National Preserve - Mojave Road news

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:11 pm
by Paul
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.

Re: Mojave National Preserve - Mojave Road news

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:29 pm
by Paul
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.

Re: Mojave National Preserve - Mojave Road news

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

Re: Mojave National Preserve - Mojave Road news

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:43 pm
by CowboySlim
Actually, later this month, exactly 4 weeks from today, I'll be checking out the water in Coyote Creek north of Borrego Springs.

Re: Mojave National Preserve - Mojave Road news

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:24 pm
by Paul
Oh, that's right. Thanksgiving is almost here, isn't it? Happy trails!