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Old 12-29-2008, 11:06 AM   #1
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As a club (albeit internet) working with the off-road community at-large to preserve (and expand) our recreation areas, I feel that scheduling our January event to coincide with the in-place Friends of Johnson Valley event on January 17 to be the 'right' thing to do....

So, as I communicate with the other staff members (and those familiar with the Johnson Valley area) I'll update this post with the particulars.

DETAILS!
We are camping out on Means Dry Lake on the east side. From the IE it takes roughly 1.5 hours to get there. Means Dry Lake is off Boone Road GPS Coordinates for Means Dry Lake: 34.412944 -116.510944. Look for the SoCal TTORA Banner - We'll be located after the bridge....

Driver meeting 9:00a at the dry lake

CB Channel 14

And don't forget to bring

FIREWOOD

No pallets, or wood with nails/screws in it - not my rules
http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/barstow/johnson.html
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Hotels are available in Landers, and Lucerne Valley. (use google maps or your map software of choice to get more info)
Ace Motel - more info
31818 State Highway 18, Lucerne Valley, CA
(760) 248-7524

Lonesome Dove Motel - more info
1600 Old Woman Springs Rd, Landers, CA
(760) 364-2331

Super 8 - Yucca Valley - more info
57096 29 Palms Hwy., Yucca Valley, CA
(760) 228-1773 -
Oasis of Eden Inn & Suites - more info
56377 29 Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley, CA
(760) 365-6321 -

Joshua Tree Inn & Motel - more info
61259 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA
(760) 366-1188 -

Yucca Inn & Suites - more info
7500 Camino Del Cielo Trl, Yucca Valley, CA
(760) 365-3311 –
Gas Sations in the surrounding area: (use google maps or your map software of choice to get more info)
High Desert Gas Mart - more info
31581 State Highway 18, Lucerne Valley, CA
(760) 248-1010

76 Gas Station - more info
32787 State Highway 18, Lucerne Valley, CA
(760) 248-7998

Beck Oil Inc: Lucerne Valley Unocal & Food Mart - more info
Highway 18 & Hwy 247, Lucerne Valley, CA
(760) 248-7998

Lucerne Valley Chevron - more info
32687 State Highway 18, Lucerne Valley, CA
(760) 248-7363

Circle K - more info
6940 Old Woman Springs Rd, Yucca Valley, CA
(760) 365-3532

Circle K - more info
61920 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA
(760) 366-8513

7-Eleven - more info
55277 29 Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley, CA
(760) 365-4441

Joshua Gas - more info
61794 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA
(760) 366-3527

R & R Chevron - more info
57266 29 Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley, CA
(760) 365-8717
Category: Gas Stations Chevron

Mag Gas - more info
55716 29 Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley, CA
(760) 365-2899

Super One Food Store - more info
55899 29 Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley, CA
(760) 365-0917


I do ask everyone thinking of going to read this thread
8th fojv meeting 1/17/09 means dry lake johnson valley

Johnson Valley offers something for everyone, it's not just the Hammers, but for you rock crawlers amongst us, It doesn't get much better than this

Last years Johnson Valley run had a great turnout and I expect nothing less this year.

So get out your calendars/date books and set aside the 17th to support the efforts to save Johnson Valley - not to mention getting your junk out in the dirt.

We've seeing quite a few new members joining up and I hope to see everyone out there...

Rick

PS - Pictures and comments from the 2008 event are HERE
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:26 AM   #2
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I'll be there. Is it gonna be a day run or overnight? It was awfully windy last year. Anyone know if that is a regular occurence? or just a windy day? Bring firewood.
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I'll be there. Is it gonna be a day run or overnight? It was awfully windy last year. Anyone know if that is a regular occurence? or just a windy day? Bring firewood.
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Old 12-29-2008, 12:20 PM   #4
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I'll be there. Is it gonna be a day run or overnight? It was awfully windy last year. Anyone know if that is a regular occurence? or just a windy day? Bring firewood.
I'm not planning on camping myself, I have an brother-in-law that lives in Hesperia, or I'll Motel 6 it... I'll bring a tent if weather is going to be temperate. - I hope to wheel both Saturday and Sunday....

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Old 12-29-2008, 02:08 PM   #5
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If I go, and you Motel-6 it, I'll split with you (unless, of course, your wife is there).

If I had a motel room, I could tube-door it without having to worry about someone accidentally walking away with a set of Tacoma doors.
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Old 12-29-2008, 04:34 PM   #6
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Count on wind. If it's not windy your lucky.
hmm hat to tell u this but thats incorrect
once in a while it des get windy its only been windy maybe twice out of theall the times ive been there
if it does get windy it will only last for about 6-7 hours and is usually at night
but other than that inthe afternoon theres usually a slight breeze nothin too bad at all





and this statement is true
Johnson Valley offers something for everyone, it's not just the Hammers, but for you rock crawlers amongst us, It doesn't get much better than this

there is no other place like this in the world
i will be there through out the weekend fri-sunday
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are there any planned trail runs? if so what trails
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Im going to try and have my truck ready to go by then. Will there be any planned easy trail runs? I dont have a locker or 4x4.
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Nothing currently planned.. Any suggestions?

I'm sure (hoping anyway) that we will be able to offer something for everyone. It'll all depend on turnout.

I missed last years run, so I'm relying purely on the help of other members - you volunteering?
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i would recommend that if u have 4wd u try to hit fissure mountain the 2wds i would say kinda go explore the area theres lots of dirt roads plus a couple sand dunes

and anyone with 33s locked front and rear if u wanna go ill take u up claw hammer but be aware u can get body damage so if ur scared of dents stay away


but theres plenty to do out there for everyone
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Will one of the staff members contact Jerry (pimpintacoma) to lead another "race course" run for the LT guys, or stock 2wd trucks. I would ask him myself, but its not my place to make those kind of decisions.

If there is a prerunner run this time, i will defintely be sleeping in my truck....the wind last year was horrible.....the guys in the tent next to me had their tent poles snapp in half in the middle of the night LOL
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Will one of the staff members contact Jerry (pimpintacoma) to lead another "race course" run for the LT guys, or stock 2wd trucks. I would ask him myself, but its not my place to make those kind of decisions.

If there is a prerunner run this time, i will defintely be sleeping in my truck....the wind last year was horrible.....the guys in the tent next to me had their tent poles snapp in half in the middle of the night LOL
Thanks Mark - I'll PM Jerry in the morning

Yeah, heard it was windy last year - I still wish I could have made it but was still in the middle of my 4x conversion

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i would recommend that if u have 4wd u try to hit fissure mountain the 2wds i would say kinda go explore the area theres lots of dirt roads plus a couple sand dunes

and anyone with 33s locked front and rear if u wanna go ill take u up claw hammer but be aware u can get body damage so if ur scared of dents stay away


but theres plenty to do out there for everyone
I'd guess that by the time anyone evolves to F&R lockers, they are no longer scared of dents

But yeah, Lotsa of ground to cover even if you aren't into carnage...
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id be up for fissure. i want to run claw but im only locked in the rear and i dont have a winch.

never run either trail so i wont be able to lead one....
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id be up for fissure. i want to run claw but im only locked in the rear and i dont have a winch.

never run either trail so i wont be able to lead one....
no front locker claw might not be a good idea but if u want to try it ill put a strap on ya and pull u the rest of the way
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We are going to be lucky.... Count on it![/quote]

I hope you're right. Wish I could be there.

[quote=84socal;1473267]hmm hat to tell u this but thats incorrect
once in a while it des get windy its only been windy maybe twice out of theall the times ive been there
if it does get windy it will only last for about 6-7 hours and is usually at night
but other than that inthe afternoon theres usually a slight breeze nothin too bad at all



I hope you didn't just jinx yourself.
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The problem is this is the same weekend as the Superstition mountain run.

http://www.sd4wheel.com/drupal/node/129


If it was foward or back a weekend I would definatly go, but I am already committed to the superstition run.
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We are going to be lucky.... Count on it!
I hope you're right. Wish I could be there.

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hmm hat to tell u this but thats incorrect
once in a while it des get windy its only been windy maybe twice out of theall the times ive been there
if it does get windy it will only last for about 6-7 hours and is usually at night
but other than that inthe afternoon theres usually a slight breeze nothin too bad at all



I hope you didn't just jinx yourself.
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thanks for the offer 84 but i think ill lock the front before i try to keep up with you.

rick is there anybody to lead a medium run on fissure??
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I've run Claw with no front locker, but I had to winch and take a couple of bypasses. I might have to run it again... What is fissure like?
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I've run Claw with no front locker, but I had to winch and take a couple of bypasses. I might have to run it again... What is fissure like?
fissure is pretty easy i did it in 2wd but most 4wds should be able to do it fairly easy
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I've run Claw with no front locker, but I had to winch and take a couple of bypasses. I might have to run it again...
I'll do whatever run you do, now that I know you can weld my shit back together if I break it!
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Hey, you have those new super springs. Should be fine....
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I would like to try and make this run. I'd be down to run Claw.
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hell theres one for claw do i have anymore takers????
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Very good possibility... still kinda scared of carnage though. 35's with stock rear lockers and IFS. I do have a winch.
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If work doesnt pop up on me, I'll run Claw. I love draggin my skidplates on the rocks.
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i'd be all over claw if the wife's bday wasn't that weekend! Oh well!!! Have fun and take lots of pics. I'll be web wheeling it!
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well now you guys are peer pressuring me into it......
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well now you guys are peer pressuring me into it......
no ones putting any pressure on u man do what u feel comfortable with
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