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Truck Haven 2012 MLK Weekend Jan. 14-15

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It's time to plan for our 2012 "Serious Explorations" Truck Haven MLK Weekend Run.

For those who are unfamiliar, Truck Haven is a huge playground for off-road vehicles located in the Southern California desert, specifically 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!

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


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I'm gonna try my best to make this, I just need the motivation to get the rig back in order...that last pic may have done it:p:

I'm game for whatever weekend everyone chooses;)
 












for the first time...in a long time...I'm saying MLK weekend:D
 












of course! this might light a fire under someone to get "Icarus" finished!
 






Ok, I set the date for the MLK holiday weekend Jan. 14-15.
 






I see its only 2 hours away. I will be on board if all goes well from now until then.
 






Long distance Lurker......Lurking :D
 






Subscribing :popcorn:
I'll have to tell my dad too.:thumbsup:
 






Ok Chris just told me. :D WE ARE IN.:chug:
 












Sorry we missed it:mad: Life keeps getting in the way.
 






Does this mean i need to start working on the car again? drats
 






Does this mean i need to start working on the car again? drats

No, work on the X :).

I am a maybe.

My X has been a Dd for a friend since last truckhaven so no more mods planned.

~Mark
 


















I'd love to go, but the drive there would kill me, literally.
 






Hmmm, T-haven 2012... Maybe this should be dubbed the end of the world run!:bdrunk:
 



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