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Miller Jeep Trail - June 22, 2019

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Miller Jeep Trail


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Miller Jeep Trail is located off Interstate 5 about an hour's drive north of Los Angeles. It is quite short -- only three miles, but to get there you first have to take the much longer Lockwood Mountain Trail, which winds over several mountain ridges taking you from the Lockwood Valley to Lockwood Flat. Then the Miller Trail takes you straight up the side of Alamo Mountain. Most of the trails around LA are made up of rocks and shrubs, but this trail takes you up amongst the trees through the Los Padres National Forest.

The trail covers a lot of ground. You will go up and down the local mountains a few times before you make the final ascent. The final ascent up Alamo Mtn is the most difficult section of the trail. It gets steep, loose and rocky with some potential for hitting the low points and rocker panels on stock rigs pretty hard.
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After we complete Miller, we usually hang out at the "skills" area and play around.

Vehicle Minimum Requirements: 4WD, sliders/skids, tow points, 31" tires w/locker

Stock rigs should anticipate some scrapes and bruises.

Meet Point:
Flying J Truck Stop
42810 Frazier Mtn. Park Road
Lebec, CA 93243
N34 49.025 W118 53.150

You'll be able to fuel up here as well as get ice and lunch stuff.

Meet Time: 9:00 am

Total time on the trail varies by group size, but 4-6hrs is typical. We will be stopping briefly for a lunch break. It'll be warm so pack a few extra bottles of water!!

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1. ShowStop (Trail leader)
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4. Rocksufer + friends
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I am thinking about this one, I know it has been some time since I've been out with TTORA but with a recent change in my schedule I may have more free time. So write me in just need to check out the Ghost to make sure it has no issues

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So now that I'm on board with this trip, I'm working on dragging a few friends out too.

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av8soulfly is in. See you at flying J 9am
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Thanks all. List is updated.

So far, its looking like pretty favorable weather for Saturday. Should be a great trip.
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I’m in, what are we using for trail communication, CB, 2M ?
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Iím in, what are we using for trail communication, CB, 2M ?
I have both.

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Mostly 2 meter. For anyone that doesn't have one, there's still time to get one on amazon. Typically, you can pick up a Boafeng UV-5R for $25.
https://www.amazon.com/Baofeng-UV-5R...x=boafe&sr=8-9

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Hey, hey, hey Tyler!
I'm Back! Hi all,
This is Mike aka Inspectorgadgets; I had relocated back in 2007 to Sunny Santa Barbara and I am still here. I have been a member of the SB 4x4 club for several years now and I tried to recover my account but never got a email password change, so I just changed my email account.
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I am taking the club to Miller as well Sat; we will meet up at Flying J's around 10, hit the trail from Frazier Mountain Rd to Lockwood Rd to Lockwood Creek and down to the creek area. I have not been there in a while and I hope to see some of the OG's on the trail.
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Hey, hey, hey Tyler!
I'm Back! Hi all,
This is Mike aka Inspectorgadgets; I had relocated back in 2007 to Sunny Santa Barbara and I am still here. I have been a member of the SB 4x4 club for several years now and I tried to recover my account but never got a email password change, so I just changed my email account.
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I am taking the club to Miller as well Sat; we will meet up at Flying J's around 10, hit the trail from Frazier Mountain Rd to Lockwood Rd to Lockwood Creek and down to the creek area. I have not been there in a while and I hope to see some of the OG's on the trail.
-Mike
Hi Mike. Glad to hear you are still alive and kicking. We'll likely see you on the trail at some point on Saturday.
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Hey, ok I think we got this figured out>I hope; yup.

Ok I finished my profile, signature, and photo updates. One thing I could not fit into the signature is that my Tacoma got a New Engine Mar 2018.

Story behind that is interesting; seems SB Toyota Dealer no longer does "Toyota" engines, they farm them out to a 3rd party vender who has certification to allow a 3 year warranty on all Toyota Engines via the Dealer. Hummm, ya - I got the hook line and sinker and opted to do this last year for the sum of 5k (engine only) another 5k for the labor (OUCH)!

But, they gave me the warranty; then I go, wait I want a TRD Supercharger! So they both can break in at the same time. Dealer said NO; we no longer do TRD Superchargers! Wait, WFT! OK, I don't care, I will put one on after the break-in period anyway, via my mechanic who takes good care of the truck - this year most likely. Who cares about the 3 year "oh we will check your engine to make sure it's working ok" warranty?
The reason I need a supercharger is most likely confusing others; well it is due to the weight of my truck due to all the mods. See, inspectorgadgets does not race or do bowls on the dunes, he uses the power for fwy acceleration and performance since the weight of the truck is average at 6k.
Heck my GF car can get on the Fwy fast than me....... SUCKS!

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Everything is looking good for tomorrow. We'll see everybody at Flying Js at 9am.
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Teaser....
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Tyler aka "Ryan", thanks so much for leading us up the MJT today. You are an excellent leader. It was great meeting you and all the other participants. I had a great time.

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Try This link. You should be able to upload full res pics and videos here. You may have to have a gmail account. When I viewed them and downloaded them it shows them in my

https://photos.app.goo.gl/6ToeC7qLTB4HKGA27

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Thank you Ken! Great pics and I love the video of my rig!
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Thumbs up

Thanks the pictures and videos are great

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Here are some of the pictures I took and a link to more, had an excellent day!

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Spinnin4...97746806963258
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Here are some of the pictures I took and a link to more, had an excellent day!

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Spinnin4...97746806963258

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