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I am in so cal and looking for others that want to do a death valley or Mojave Road pretty soon.

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I would be down for this in a little while. In the process of getting the Bronco road ready. But, I will keep a look out.
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Same here.
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What part of socal you in? And would you be making a run on the weekend or during the week? I'm in Bakersfield and may be able to take off on a Wed, thur, or Fri.
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Sounds like a lot of fun to me!

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Do the Southpark - Pleasant Canyon loop in the Panamint Mountains.
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I am in Buena Park in the OC and was looking at a midweek Wed. start. I was thinking those cabins may be vacant. I could meet up with you on the way out there you are much closer. I am looking to make a run this week.

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If you other guys are looking to run this week or even meet up in the dirt at a spot. I am not set in stone on the Butte Valley cabin run but my idea was to go up Gohler canyon over Mengal into Butte Valley. I am happy just to get out on a decent length run.

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Let me know when your gonna go on the drive. Estoy en West Covina. i would love to take the bronco out on a trip soon!
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Do the Southpark - Pleasant Canyon loop in the Panamint Mountains.
x2 !!! This trail was fun when we ran it in the spring time. Hot at the bottom and cool at the top. Really cool trail. Bring your brass pair for that wood bridge
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x2 !!! This trail was fun when we ran it in the spring time. Hot at the bottom and cool at the top. Really cool trail. Bring your brass pair for that wood bridge
Just got back from a trip. Went up to Briggs camp from Balorat. It goes into south park but the book I had said I was too heavy and wide. Stayed in the adopt a cabin. Camped in the Trona Pinnicles too.
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I've been over the bridge numerous times in my 79' and never had an issue with it and that was before they reinforced the bridge.

How was the trail up to Briggs, I heard the lower half of the trail has some bad washout in places. I haven't been up there in years and a group of us keep talking of going.

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I've been over the bridge numerous times in my 79' and never had an issue with it and that was before they reinforced the bridge.
They reinforced it? The 4x4 books always describe it as worse than it really is but my '81 went over it fine.. with just a few creaking noises.

Hey @birch , how were those little waterfalls leading up to the cabin? Some challenging or mostly easy?
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I've talked to the people the maintain the cabins and they reinforced the bridge a couple of years ago by adding the decking on to it, they do inspect the bridge on a regular basis and perform any repairs/maintenance as needed.

Don't know how old or up to date trail books are, most I've read are about 5-6 years old on trail information.
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The road up was definite 4x4 loose rock on loose e rock a few semi washed out sections with steep drops off the side. The canyon was not bad the waterfall sections no problem. The Cabin was cool I stayed in the Stone cabin on the rock. Little firing range from the deck. It has speakers outside and daytime temp was warm. and the wood stoves kept it warm at night. I asked a couple people about the other side. I got iffy answers to in my Bronco was too wide. Backing up with a truck full of gear with just me and my chick sounded like a possibility i did not want.

Went to the Trona Pinnacles too. That was trippy and had some very tame roads and some fun high speed desert roads with whoop and sand sections. Camped there and road my pitbike around killed some cans.

Drove a ways home on the powerline road. My fresh HID 55w headlight upgrade and Hella 700ff HID conversions were a huge difference. Picked up some driveshaft vibration from my double cardon bearing and ordered a new rear shaft from JBG.

Looking to run the Mojave Road soon while the gas is cheap.
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Hope someone could share some pics or video...
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Pictures from a prior trip to the Panamint Mountains -

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Thanks! Surely looks fun specially the off road trails and driving experience.
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Every trail book I've ever read has Southpark Canyon rated in the EXTREME category. This is mainly because of the short section of the trail above Brigg's Camp that includes the infamous bridge and Chicken Corner, they will defiantly make your a$$hole pucker up. All the other trails in the Panamint Mountains are pretty easy although Golar Wash can be nasty at times, especially after a heavy rain. If you value the paint job on your Bronco, stay out of Pleasant Canyon as the brush is really thick in some areas and has been know to steal your chrome and mirrors and give you new pin stripping.

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I am going to do the Mojave road for Easter if anyone is interested. I have a short video on you tube
from briggs coming down.
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