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Truck Haven Hills, CA in October 25 - 26

Discussion in 'Offroad 4x4 Runs Planning and Discussion' started by Rick, August 1, 2014.

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  1. Rick

    Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    (September 27 - Update - I just learned that there will be a photographer from one of the magazines attending this run. Let's try to make a good showing for him :chug:)

    This will be held Oct 25 - 26. Who's going?

    Information about Truck Haven Hills at Salton City, CA.


    Truck Haven is a huge playground for off-road vehicles. There are trails for everyone, from mild, to wild. This is a great place to test your driving abilities as well as the capabilities of your Explorer. You can see the kind of fun we've had during previous events by checking out a Trip Report from a previous run

    Vehicle damage: There is always a possibility of vehicle damage any time you go offroading. Damage could be to the body, or mechanical.

    Normally, the majority of participants camp at our Truck Haven base camp.

    There are NO facilities available at Truck Haven. Camping is primitive with no water, toilets or showers available. If you have a porta potty bring it. A 5 gallon bucket with a plastic bag will work well

    Bring everything you will need. Everyone is also requested to bring firewood to add to our traditional BIG campfire. If you can't bring any don't worry about it, but the more we have, the bigger the fire

    Bring your own cooking supplies. If you don't have any you can probably share someone else's grill.

    There is a small grocery store, two truck stops, a Mexican restaurant, and a general menu restaurant in Salton City and just beyond.

    Weather conditions in October usually consist of hot days and cool to cold nights, rain could be present. High winds, and driving dust storms are always possible. Come prepared!

    This is a newbie friendly run. If you have never wheeled before we would be glad to show you the tricks.




    Who is in??

    Rick and Char
    Bkennedy
    Stic-O
    Zukman
    Tbars4
    reapervilleeviltwin
    rjcooperss396
    Bulldozer
    easymc
    DB_1
    Boomer12
    Ritsui
    danielwilsey
    TDavis

    and several undecided...
     

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  3. zukman

    zukman "Home of Misfit Crawlers" Elite Explorer

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    WOW! Family portrait!! Mud, Icarus, and JP!! Who knew!
    We are planning on being there!
     
  4. Maniak

    Maniak Moderator-Stock 91-94 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    AFAIK, I'm in.. Work changed the vacation policy, so I MUST use up more time this year (I don't really get much)..

    I may even make the January one too so I no longer do the January camping trip.

    ~Mark
     
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    Tbars4 Moderator Emeritus Elite In Memoriam

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    ..I'm a maybe as might be heading to Reno depending on this runs date and my other engagement..

    You know ill be there if I can. .;)
     
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    Should be IN!!
     
  7. Stic-o

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    In of course. And yes I do have a date. 25th- 26th. :D
     
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    ACK!.. That is the only weekend I can't make in October!!. Eagles are playing in Arizona and I'm going with 20+ people.

    ~Mark
     
  9. reapereviltwin

    reapereviltwin Keep on wheelin John Rock Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Looks good for me to make it, notified work today and no problems seem to be rearing their ugly head. Gonna to hit up La Bajada on the way, and anything else I can do on the way out to Ca. :D
     
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    Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    That would be awesome if you could join us out there :D :chug:

    If the timing is good, we could run a trail in AZ on your way home.
     
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    reapereviltwin Keep on wheelin John Rock Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Oh heck yea, sounds like a plan!! :chug:
     
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    Interesting

    I did some 4 wheel out there when I had a Range Rover, I have not yet done any with the 2001 Explorer Sport.
    I was lucky enough to get the range rover stuck there in the middle of a CORVA event - 3 jeeps with winches and straps to get me unstuck.

    That's BLM land - legal for recreational shooting. I might need to combine a passion for shooting with a desire to try some off roading.

    I'll see closer to the date.
     
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    Not anymore. Truckhaven Hills is part of the Ocotillo OHV Area, controlled by the State Parks. They call it the Freeman Property.
    I don't know if shooting is allowed anymore there.
     
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    ...Potato guns are welcomed...:D
     
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    Since I can't make this truckhaven run, I'm up for an Arizona Run on your way back. I've wheel with [MENTION=71]Rick[/MENTION]More in California than in the state we both live in..

    ~Mark
     
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    And Marshmellow guns!! Don't forget the graham crackers and chocolate bars!
     
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    I think I am going to try to figure out how to go on the secondary AZ run.
     
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    My 15 - 20 year old maps show the SVRA ending at Arroyo Salida, south of S22.
    The website now show the SVRA extends all the way north and east to HWY 86.

    I guess I need new maps to be sure where the BLM lands are.
    Thanks for giving me the info I need to keep me legal.
     
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    Which I recently found out is illegal and considered a firearm in California. :(

    Making it pneumatic makes it ok however:D
     
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    ...Just be sure to remember if you loaded it with potato's or marshmellows when aiming them at the kids...:D
     
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    I wonder how the feel about railguns :D

     

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