We will meet at 9am at the Avi Casino near the gas station in Laughlin, Nevada. We will then proceed to the Colorado River and the trail head. We will spend 4 days and 3 nights on the trail.
The entire length of the trail is 139 miles with side trips we should not be over 200 miles, so you be the judge if you need extra fuel. We are planning on bringing our 1968 Dormobile, and it has a small gas tank, so we will probably bring a 5 gallon jerry can, just in case.
Our daughter, Grace, is working on her Congressional Award, and she will be planning this trip for her Expedition/Exploration portion of the Award. Grace is working on a special permit from the Mojave National Preserve. This is required for over 6 vehicles. This will be a joint run between the AZLRO and Northern California Land Rover Club (NCLR). The NCLR will be bringing 6 vehicles and the AZLRO can have up to 6 vehicles.
Because the AZLRO covered the cost of the Special Permit and half of the insurance, all participants must be AZLRO members. If you are not a member, it is time to join.
Here is the basic plan and what Grace sent to the Park Service.
Day 1 - Dec 29, 2016
9am Meet at Avi Casino Gas Station
Head to trailhead
Go to Picture Canyon
Visit Fort Piute
Park Service Detour around washout
Head to Campsite - East of Rock Springs (not at the springs) or Pleasant View School
Day 2 - Dec 30, 2016
Continue on Road
Side trip to Death Valley Mine
Visit Kelso Visitor Center
Visit Mailbox and Marl Springs
Camp at Mojave Camp or Seventeen Mile Point
Day 3 - Dec 31, 2016
Visit Lava Tube
Drive to Little Cowhole Mountain
Camp at Sand Dunes or Green Rock Mill
Day 4 - Jan 1, 2017
Visit Traveler’s Monument
Drive through Afton canyon
Finish at I-15
For those who RSVP an email with more information will follow.
The Mojave Road was one of the ways you traveled to Arizona Territory if the Army sent you there in the 1870s. It was a wagon road between Los Angeles and Prescott. For the last decade, many Land Rover Owners from California, Nevada, and Arizona have done a 3 day 2 night trip over the New Year's holiday along the section in the Mojave National Preserve, starting at the Colorado River near Bullhead and ending at I-15.