Nevada Backroaders

Nevada 4-Wheel Drive Club
It is currently Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:06 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Wee Thump, May 21
PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:26 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:15 am
Posts: 313
Location: Henderson
May 21 is a SUNDAY, so be aware of that.

Meet at 9:00 AM at the Terrible's/McDonalds at the top of the hill on highway 95 through Searchlight. We'll roll at 9:30. We'll be taking Route 164 toward Nipton, and leaving this road for the dirt a few miles outside of Searchlight.

The trail heads through a beautiful forest of large Joshua Trees. Part of this forest, though not the part we're going through, is officially called the Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness Area. Wee Thump is Yuman for “ancient ones” , and it refers to the ancient Joshua Trees of the area. We'll take a brief detour from the main trail to see some petroglyphs, and stop to inspect an old cattle corral that has a curious water tank, with a few more petroglyphs nearby. The trail eventually dips down into a wash that winds its way through the Highland Mountain Range. We'll stop at Cow Spring, where there are some old stone walls/foundations, and a spring that may have a bit of water. We'll also take a side trip up to a very large guzzler maintained for Bighorn Sheep. This site overlooks a rather stunning dropoff. Eventually, we'll end up on a powerline crossroad, head across highway 95, and check out Keyhole Canyon. This spot boasts a slot canyon and waterfall (though I have never seen any water falling here), a bunch of petroglyphs, a few pictographs, and some odd pits carved in the rock.

This will be an all-day affair. Much of the route is easy, not even really needing 4WD. But, there are a few tricky sections that rate 2.5. There is also a high probability of desert pinstripin (ie. vegetation that will scratch your vehicle).


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wee Thump, May 21
PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:38 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2004 5:36 pm
Posts: 519
Location: Las Vegas
Sunday! I think I can be there!

_________________
"Wizard Tom"

"Zeek, I don't think we're in Kansas any more"
"If I only had a brain"


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wee Thump, May 21
PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:04 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:51 pm
Posts: 51
Location: North Las Vegas
Will definitely be there

_________________
Roy
2012 JK Sahara
3.5 Mopar/teraflex lift
Fox 2.0 shox's
ProComp wheels & tires
Artic Camo wrap


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wee Thump, May 21
PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:12 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:46 pm
Posts: 31
Count me in! I look forward to each monthly run! :P


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wee Thump, May 21
PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:19 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:46 pm
Posts: 31
Dawn, do you have a date and time for the pre run?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wee Thump, May 21
PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:27 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:15 am
Posts: 313
Location: Henderson
Pre-run done already been run!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wee Thump, May 21
PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:20 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:22 am
Posts: 21
Location: Las Vegas
We plan on being there!
Mike, Rhea & Chris


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wee Thump, May 21
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 7:43 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 13, 2004 6:26 am
Posts: 259
Making the effort.
Dinner night before at refurbished Gilligan, now Starboard Tack.
Rum drinks with parasouls and plastic monkey's
Vegas classic rising from the ashes.
Whoo hoo.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wee Thump, May 21
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 7:31 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 13, 2006 8:26 am
Posts: 269
Shirley and Rex will be there. :D

_________________
Nth degree 6" lift, JK 44's,35's


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wee Thump, May 21
PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 3:10 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:03 pm
Posts: 87
Location: Henderson
Corinne and I will be there. Looking forward to seeing everyone :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wee Thump, May 21
PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 5:13 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:22 am
Posts: 21
Location: Las Vegas
Great trip! Thanks Dawn!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group