Event Location: Mojave, California
The days after Thanksgiving are an exciting time to get away from the chaos of black Friday and to spend a few days in the Desert.
Of course, anytime in the winter is a wonderful time to in the desert with beautiful days, clear blue skies and the smell of the creosote bushes.
The T&T Rail Road Adventure is back on this year.
This is the best time of year to visit the Desert. This adventure is 2 days of scenic, moderate and thrilling wheeling with a night of primitive camping under a blanket of stars. If the night is clear, the milky way be brilliant!
We plan to avoid the snow in the north and in the mountains and enjoy the southern California Deserts.
On this weekend we begin our exploration with at Cougar Buttes on the far western end of Johnson Valley OHV near the small town of Lucerne Valley, CA. We might actually be in Lucerne Valley at that point. Johnson Valley is a section of the Mojave Desert about 90 miles east of Los Angles.
Our goal is to cross through Johnson Valley, enjoying what it has to offer, and making our way North along the old Tonopah & Tidewater (T&T) Rail Road bed to the Rasor OHV, Afton Canyon and the western edge of the Mojave Preserve. On the way we will skirt the Rodman Mountain Wilderness and cross I-40
Expect the terrain to range from rocks, high shelf roads with steep, narrow sections with a high risk of pinstriping. High desert, rolling hills, rocky canyons, and soft sand.
This is the desert. It can get cold and night and we have no control over the wind or heat.
T&T Rail Road
The Tonopah and Tidewater Rail Road was the brain child of Francis Smith. It was commonly call the T&T. Francis Smith who was known as the Borax King, built the rail road to transport his borax from mines near Death Valley. It was built in 1906-1907 and completely abandoned by 1941. The track started at Ludlow, CA and ended just short of Beatty, NV. We will follow only a short stretch of the old rail road bed.
You need a stock SUV or 4WD vehicle with 4 low range capability. Rock sliders while not needed, are a great confidence booster.
Medical Self-Assessment: There is inherent risk associated with all the activities involved with off-road driving including the risk of illness in remote areas without medical facilities. Badlands Off-Road Adventures does not conduct a medical screening, examination, or review of the health and fitness of clients & customers to participate in our training programs and adventure trips. It is incumbent on each person to assess their medical capability to participate. By enrolling in our events, you are certifying you are medically fully capable of participating in the activity.
If you are not satisfied and do not feel you received good value for your money and time, send us an email explaining why and the full price of the class will be refunded, no questions asked.
You may keep all handouts as our apology.
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