Can't wait to see your 40 man! Maybe we should bring firearms and do some shooting too? I don't know if that would be a good or bad idea in Black Rock...It's my wife's Reserve drill weekend (figures) but I may bring out my 8-year old for the weekend. I will get a driveshaft ordered this week. Hopefully Tom Woods considers itself an essential business. I've also learned that an intercooler is going to be necessary on this diesel. I'm fine on the flats, but trying to maintain highway speeds on hills - like the trip to Doyle I did yesterday on 395 - things get tricky. I have to drive by the pyro and it was difficult to keep the temps under 1000 degrees on the grades.
That's what I am afraid of. I guess I'll try to find out who controls entry to the canyon and see if it is open. If so, I'll assume are gonna go in and I'll bring the Bronco.Looks great with the 35s and the level look. Not sure why manufactures are doing that. Colorado a good example. You will be sorry if you take that thru the canyon. It isn't just brush or willows it is some serious stemage. I cringed the whole time. It is only for about two miles but it lives up to the name "pinstriping"
Awesome! I was thinking of borrowing my father-in-laws 11-inch or 14-inch. Are you saying don't bring a nice one due to terrain and dust? We will be doing a campfire as we have a small portable pit, but there's plenty of empty desert in the surrounding area. I would like to checkout the area NW of the table site for actual camping and maybe we could use the table site for a star party? Or use the area NW for a star party...The moon won't rise until early morning. Up there the skies are very dark, but lots of dust. Bring binoculars, tripod mounted if you have them, but not the good telescope. I can't remember if there is a fire ring, but if you dress warm and can do without the campfire the night views are pretty awesome. Here's my camp when we went in 2017.
Oh I hope you can make it! I'm thinking we should meet around 3PM instead of in the morning. This will give folks who are further away more daylight hours to get the meet up. I'm thinking we head out around 3:30 and get to the campsite by dinner. Folks can explore the springs on-foot and have daylight hours to setup camp. We can come and go in groups to explore via vehicle if desired too. Then we can head up HRC the next morning whenever everyone is ready to roll out.I'd assumed HRC would be Sunday, but if we are driving into the area Saturday it doesn't have to work that way. Getting to Soldier Meadows isn't an all day trip, unless we do some exploring around the area. Last time we did this we left after work on Friday and made camp at dusk.
I'd volunteer for lead, but I can't make a real commitment for the trip quite yet.