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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:31 pm 
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I pre-ran Alamo road yesterday (March 16) - sorry for folks who may have wanted to come, I was concerned about getting too many people if I posted it, and pre-runs are better when small.

There's no two ways about it. The section of road between Corn Creek and the lakebed is tediously long, bumpy, and dull. So, I'm cutting that part out entirely. Here is the new, final plan:

Meet at the Sinclair Gas Station in Alamo at 8:30 AM. It's the first gas station as you come into town. It's on the left, at a grocery store. We will be leaving at 9:00. We'll go right into the dirt from there, and head into Badger Valley, which is very scenic (thanks to Jack for showing me this road). We'll do a bit of a hill climb to a repeater station, with a spectacular view of the Pahranagat Valley. You can see all the way from Hiko to the Pahranagat Lakes.

The road meanders through pinyon, sage, Joshua trees, and odd boulders of decomposing granite, eventually descending to Alamo Road. We'll head to the lakebed for lunch, then retrace the route for a ways, but instead of going back through Badger Valley, we'll stay on Alamo Road, and end up at Pahranagat, after going though some impressive volcanic scenery of lava and ash flows.

This is still a very easy run. Maybe a 1.5, just due to some bumpiness, and a few steep spots. Tires with good traction will help - I wouldn't do this with regular street tires.

Sadly, there is the long highway drive up to Alamo at first, then the long drive back from Paharanagat at the end, but believe me, the highway drive at the end beats the 2+ hours of bashing around on Alamo Road to get to Corn Creek. Plus, there are places to stay in Alamo. I might go up the night before.

Hope to see you there!


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 Post subject: Re: Something for March
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:03 pm 
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I'll be sure to put it on my calendar! Woo-hoo, can't wait. :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:49 pm 
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Sounds good to us, we're going.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:59 pm 
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Rex & Shirley will be there. :D

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:54 am 
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Since march is my birthday month I'm going to try and swing 2 trips. I plan on a camping trip and hopefully be able to come to this one as well.


On a side note, I've been busy trying to get sponsors for an Arctic Circle Expedition that is happening March of 2017 and is suppose to be the last season that the Ice Road (from Ice Road Truckers) will be open.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:46 pm 
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I'll make it! My wife may be out of town for work, but I'll definitely make it!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:45 am 
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Unfortunately, we won't be able to make it. Have a great time everyone.

:( :? :cry:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:44 pm 
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Dawn: any guess on the amount of time on the trail. I have a dinner @ 6:30 and want to do both.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:18 am 
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Frank,

I jut pre-ran the road again yesterday, and made some changes. I really can't guarantee you'd be back in time. There is a possibility of cutting out early - heading to Pahranagat on Alamo Road when we get to it, rather than detouring to the lakebed for lunch. If more than one vehicle wanted to head out at that point, that would work. You could also take this section of road on your own, though single vehicles are always a bit of a risk. Still, I can send you the GPS track for it - there are a few turns that you'd need to be aware of. Plus, it's the road we'll eventually be coming out on, so if you did break down, we'd find you eventually. :D

If you want the GPS track, email me at symphylan@gmail.com


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 4:55 pm 
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Sounds good! hope to see you all, and the wife will be back in town so she will be joining.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:44 am 
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Thanks for the information,Dawn. I'm afraid I have to miss your run. Was looking forward to it .
Hope you all have a good time.

Frank :(


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:14 pm 
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Looking forward to the run! See you there :D


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:07 am 
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I'm in! Bringing my $30 too!


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Thanks again Dawn, we had fun. The view from by the antenna's was amazing!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:32 pm 
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Thank you Dawn.


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