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2013 Truck Haven MLK Weekend Explorer Ranger run Jan 19-20

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It's time to plan for the MLK weekend Truck Haven run January 19-20.

For those who are unfamiliar, Truck Haven is a huge playground for off-road vehicles located in the Southern California desert, immediately adjacent to Salton City, Ca.

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 :)

We encourage new comers to join us at Truck Haven since there is such a variety of terrain. If you don't like the way something looks just let us know and we can find a bypass.

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

The majority of participants camp in tents, RVs, pop up campers, etc, at our 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 :D

Bring everything you will need. We normally have lunch on the trail at least one day. 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 warmer the fire:D

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

Check for our upcoming Pot Luck Dinner thread. It has become a tradition to bring a favorite dish to share for our Saturday night meal. This has worked out GREAT in the past.

There is a large convenience store/gas station and a couple of restaurants in Salton City which is about 10 minutes from base camp.

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

Bring Firewood, including dead Christmas trees:D


Directions with a map to the campsite will be posted at a later date.


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really wish i could go hopefully one day soon i will make it out there again
 
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Count me in, hopefully we can get a full day of wheelin' in huh Rick:D
 
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Great, Im in. Thanks Rick.
 
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I am not going to miss this one! Count me in! I was planning a new years trip to Ocotillo so I will change thigs up a bit and make this run instead. 110% in!!!! Anybody else bringing bikes? We will be bringin' a stock mod klx110 and a full mod klx110.
 
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Right now I'm out.

I'm gonna try to make a more local run (< 200 miles away) this month but either I won't be able to afford to make it to truckhaven or I hope I'm working and won't be able to get the time off at the new job by the time the MLK run comes around.

~Mark
 
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So as of now I'm a maybe! Looking into flights.... Was planning a trip to visit my dad in socal in Jan anyways and would love to see some desert wheeling first hand...
 
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So as of now I'm a maybe! Looking into flights.... Was planning a trip to visit my dad in socal in Jan anyways and would love to see some desert wheeling first hand...

You need to make it out Will. Completely different wheeling then we did at GWNF. Too bad I will be in VA. I miss wheeling out west.
 
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Am thinking of making a five day trip out of this. Sarah is on winter break until January 28. Maybe go out sometime Thursday and come back sometime Tuesday.
 
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The count down is on!:D
 
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...I will have zero xmas trees to contribute this year...:(

...But I may be bringing along a couple of friends with heeps...:shifty_ey ..One even says his Dana 30 is "indestructible" and wants to prove it..:D
 
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Looks like I will be able to make it now so count us in. Last outing for a while. Have surgery scheduled for tthe 24th to have some of that NASTY "C" word removed from my eye lid.
Will have to look for trees when we get back home.
 
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