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Step Cal Desert Run

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Step Cal Desert Run

Time: March 24, 2011 at 6am to March 27, 2011 at 7pm
Location: Last Chance Canyon
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Event Type: trail, stepcal
Latest Activity: Mar 28, 2011

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Event Description

Desert Camping, Trails and Mine Exploring.

We will be leaving Lompoc Starbucks, 1436 North H St, Thursday March 24th at 6AM and heading to Mojave.  We will meet up in Mojave (location to be determined) at 10AM then head into Last Chance Canyon to set up a base camp, do some trails, exploring and hiking. We will head home Sunday, Mar 27th.


Everyone is welcome to join us.  This will be a primitive camp with no toilets or showers.  


Guide Books:


Southern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails

Trail #70, page 241, rated Moderate


California Trails Central Mountains Region

Trail #23, page 139, difficulty 5, scenic 10 

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Comment by CentralCalFJ on March 21, 2011 at 5:29pm
Gringo, you will be missed!  Bryan, we will drive the route out on fri or sat so you can plan it for sunday.
Comment by gringo on March 21, 2011 at 5:01pm

hey guys, I regrettably have to withdrawal from this run, I thought I would be able to get the time off from work but found out today that I have to work Thur-Sat. If anything changes I'll head out there, looks like the rain probably won't be much at all.




Comment by NyNomad on March 21, 2011 at 4:33pm
is getting back on the main highway easy for my early morning wake up sunday morning to Fontana?
Comment by CentralCalFJ on March 21, 2011 at 3:46pm
Wes, glad you won't melt! We are going South on the 101 to the 126 towards Santa Clarita to the 5 south to the 14 north to Mojave.
Comment by Wes crawford on March 21, 2011 at 3:33pm
Dave what way are you going to get to Mojave so we can meet up somewhere on the way. Coming rain or shine im not afraid of a little water.
Comment by CentralCalFJ on March 21, 2011 at 9:43am

Great map of the area, print it and we can use this as a reference for anyone coming up late:


This is a good map with waypoints of the entire area, go to the last two pics for the Google Maps:


Comment by NyNomad on March 20, 2011 at 3:16pm
i'm going broke buying stuff for this trip!
Comment by CentralCalFJ on March 20, 2011 at 10:03am

The weather report has decreased the chance of rain in the area since yesterday. 30% Fri, 10% Sat, 30% Sun.


Could keep dropping, looks like Sat will be great but that could change daily also.  Try to look for the positive 70% 90% 70% for no rain.

Comment by CentralCalFJ on March 20, 2011 at 9:56am

We are going rain or shine.  I have been on trips where the weather changes often, rain is on and off and we have had a great time, even wheeling in the rain to get places.  There are a lot of roads, trails and things to do up the 395 also. 


Give me a final headcount on Wednesday of who is going please.  Travis and I will be in my FJ, we hope to have at least one other FJ with us, someone who will not melt if they get wet!

Comment by NyNomad on March 20, 2011 at 9:39am
if it rains... unknown

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