Hill & Dale

Friday, March 25, 2016 1pm to Sunday, March 27, 2016 1pm


Description

Hill and Dale is a collection of rough shelf roads, mines, and sand dunes. This run is to the Dale Mining district East of Twentynine Palms. It will be dry camping. There will be several shelf roads with moderate pucker factors. Not dangerous but not for the faint of heart. There will be mines to explore. You may enter the mines at your own risk and don't forget a hard hat, flash light, and gloves. We'll also run some sand dunes and drive down into an open pit iron mine.

This will be dry camping. Bring everything including firewood.  We'll camp in our usual spot on Iron Age Road.  Signs will be put at pavement and beyond directiong you to camp. 

We'll be camping just off highway 62 on Iron Age Road. Motor homes are not recommended on Iron Age Road due to soft sand. Motorhomes have made it to camp before only to be towed out by strapping up two jeeps to help. Tow vehicles sometimes drop thier Jeep before the soft sand and drive both vehicles the last 50 yards to camp.

Your last gas is in Twentynine Palms. We'll start the Saturday run at 8:30 AM.

I must insist that you have at least a rear locker for this run.


Rig & Run Details

The Run Liability Release Waiver must be printed, signed, and handed to the Trail Boss at the start of the Run. Click Here to Download

Ensure that your driving abilities and Rig meets the below requirements and recommendations.

Communications

  • CB Radio on Channel 4
  • HAM Radio on Frequency 146.550

Requirements

  • 33+ Minimum-Sized Tire
  • 2+ Minimum Suspension Lift
  • 4LO Minimum Transfer Case
  • Rear Axle Locker
  • Roll Cage
  • Tow Hooks (D-Shackle)

Always required for any Run:

  • Full-Sized Spare Tire
  • Tow Straps
  • Seat Belts
  • First Aid
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Battery Tiedown
  • Working Brakes

Recommendations

  • Front Axle Locker

Difficulty: 3


1 Graded road; Any 4x4 vehicle or higher clearance 2x4 vehicle with no other modifications
2 Road rarely maintained; 4x4 with no low bumpers. Anti-sway bar disconnects recommended. Minimum 30" tires and some off-road experience is helpful
3 Difficult terrain and road rarely maintained; 33" tires, Suspension lift, Off-road driving experience, body armor and Rear locker recommended. Stock vehicles will likely take damage
4 Very difficult terrain, road never maintained and possible erosion; 33" tires, Anti-sway bar disconnects, Rear hard locker, Off-road driving experience, and Rock sliders required. 35" tires, front locker, Full cage, and 4:1 transfer-case strongly recommended. Chance of mechanical failure and body damage
5 Extremely difficult terrain with large obstacles and roll over potential; Full cage required, 37" tires strongly recommended. Good chance of mechanical failure and strong chance of body damage

Map & Driving Directions

Click here to create your custom driving directions to the Trail Head

Rendevous at: 6th Street Chevron in Norco

1. Meet at the San Juan Capistrano Park & Ride at the Juan Junipero Serra off ramp at 10 AM.

2. Meet at at the McDonalds at 400 N McKinley St, Corona, CA 92879 at 10:45 AM.  Take the McKinley off ramp from I-15, go north under the freeway about a third of a mile and it's on the left hand side of the street. and follow me.

3. Meet in camp.   Drive 158 miles from San Clemente to Twentynine Palms. There you will be entering town on highway 62. Get gas. The last stop light is Utah St.. From there drive East on highway 62 about 20.7 miles to Iron Age Road. It is signed by Caltrans. I will also put out club signs to lead you to camp.

For Marty starting out in Baker at the Mad Greek, take the kelbaker road (127) South thru Kelso and continue on to I-40. Cross under I-40 and continue on the old route 66 (National Trails Highway) and turn Left. Go West to Amboy and turn Left (South) on Amboy Road. Follow this road into Twentynine Palms and turn left on Adobe Road (South). Go South to Highway 62 and turn left (East).  From here it's a little over 21 miles to Ironage Road. There are no gas stations for the 125 miles between Baker and Twentynine Palms.

We'll leave camp at 8:30 AM Saturday morning.

Or drive 158 miles from San Clemente to Twentynine Palms. There you will be entering town on highway 62. Get gas. The last stop light is Utah St.. From there drive East on highway 62 about 20.7 miles to Iron Age Road. It is signed by Caltrans. I will also put out club signs to lead you to camp.

For Marty starting out in Baker at the Mad Greek, take the kelbaker road (127) South thru Kelso and continue on to I-40. Cross under I-40 and continue on the old route 66 (National Trails Highway) and turn Left. Go West to Amboy and turn Left (South) on Amboy Road. Follow this road into Twentynine Palms and turn left on Adobe Road (South). Go South to Highway 62 and turn left (East).  From here it's a little over 21 miles to Ironage Road. There are no gas stations for the 125 miles between Baker and Twentynine Palms.

We'll leave camp at 8:30 AM Saturday morning.


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Participants (6 of 10 spots filled)

 OperatorJoinedMeet AtPsnsSeatsComment
thumbnailCamperman
YJ
08/03/15Rendevous00Trail Boss
thumbnailJeepfrog
TJ Rubicon
02/05/16Rendevous02 
thumbnailMADGAS
TJ
02/25/16Rendevous00 
thumbnailTenderfoot
JK Unlimited
03/15/16Rendevous20Will be there Saturday Morning
thumbnailDesertGuy
Rubicon
03/15/16Rendevous00 
thumbnailJonesBones
YJ
03/22/16Rendevous00 
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