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Chariot Mountain - March 11th, 2017

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Chariot Mountain consists of many hiking, riding and driving trails. Most notable are Mason Valley Truck Trail, California Riding and Hiking Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and Rodriguez Spur Truck Trail. This area was a part of a passage between the Native Americans on the coast and those near the Colorado River. Signs of their occupation are observable even to this day. It was later used by explorers, the U.S. Army and mail couriers. Today the area is enjoyed by outdoorsman of all types. Nature really sings here, especially in the springtime. There are streams, waterfalls and lots of blooms.


Trail Runs:

Easy - Chariot, Oriflamme and Rodriguez canyons are stock 2WD friendly. They are mild with switchbacks and sandy washes. Just before Rodriguez Spur, there is an exit out to S2. Rodriguez Spur has several rock gardens but the main trail is graded.

This can all be done in 2wd. See recommendations below if you decide to try the obstacles on Rodriguez Spur.

Minimum Recommendations: 4wd, 1 locker, armor, 33" tires


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3304'02.9"N 11632'51.7"W
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Everyone has had great things to say about this run. It's very scenic and definitely family friendly.

I'm on the fence, though. The cruiser is still under construction and I need to make a decision. It's between taking an empty seat or getting the cruiser done. I really want to be dialed in for Calico in April. So. . . . I dunno.

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Btw, some drone footage would be killer! Just saying'!

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If i can get a vehicle in time than i might try to make it

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Who is actually going to run the spur?

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Who is actually going to run the spur?
Hopefully, as the run gains more interest, you'll have some risk takers that will follow you through the obstacles.

Garry will be your Trail Leader for this run! With all the rain this area has gotten, the scenery should be breath-taking! There should be plenty of time after the run to stop in Julian for dinner and a slice of apple pie!

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How did the double cab look on Monday?





Hopefully, as the run gains more interest, you'll have some risk takers that will follow you through the obstacles.

Garry will be your Trail Leader for this run! With all the rain this area has gotten, the scenery should be breath-taking! There should be plenty of time after the run to stop in Julian for dinner and a slice of apple pie!
I haven't gone yet im going this weekend.

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Hey guys,
Trying to shuffle things around to make this run. I have a few questions.

1. Anyone camping? Any recommendations/suggestions for those interested in staying the night.

2. Regarding the spur, is there a way to bypass it and not lose touch with the rest of the crew?

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If you decide to camp, you'd be the first to do so. That being said, I wouldn't be able to recommend any camping sites.

The "spur" is a graded road with a few rock gardens that loop back onto it. You'll have a great time with no worries of any damage.
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Can't make this one

How do you all have so much PTO? Or do you just have weekends off?
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How do you all have so much PTO? Or do you just have weekends off?
You'll get there one day! And hopefully you'll get a good PTO package, too. I didn't have my weekends free until I was 28. Lucky for me, that was around the same time I picked up this hobby.
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Can't make this one

How do you all have so much PTO? Or do you just have weekends off?
I don't get pto and i just picked up a weekend job so my free time is almost gone

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You'll get there one day! And hopefully you'll get a good PTO package, too. I didn't have my weekends free until I was 28. Lucky for me, that was around the same time I picked up this hobby.
Alright so next year then.
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Count me out.. I too will be wrenching on the Land Cruiser.. Hopefully I'll be ready for Calico!
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I've been talking with Garry the last few days. For some reason he's not able to log into the forum to post a reply. He wanted me to assure everyone attending that he'll be there Saturday morning.

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I might be able to make this. Would be nice to head out to a new trail
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I have to throw in my front driveshaft and skid plates. I should make it.
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Good run. Nice meeting everyone. I'll have pictures up soon.

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Was super fun today! Thanks for the awesome spotting and run prep along the way to get me through that one obstacle. If it's not to much trouble for the video:bowlesquincy@gmail.com. Would love it! Stand by for my few pics...
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