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    Any plans for the Mojave trail?

    Hello,

    I am new to FJ and always wanted to go to the Mojave trail. I have no off road skills (except going over the pavements), do you guys think I can tackle Mojave? Please let me know if any of you plan to go to Mojave around March.

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    Re: Any plans for the Mojave trail?

    If the Soda Dry Lake is actually dry, then you should be able to do the trail without 4x4. It is a very mild trail.

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    Re: Any plans for the Mojave trail?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cayenne View Post
    Hello,

    I am new to FJ and always wanted to go to the Mojave trail. I have no off road skills (except going over the pavements), do you guys think I can tackle Mojave? Please let me know if any of you plan to go to Mojave around March.

    Thanks,

    Noob

    I did it stock and it was no problem, but as mentioned make sure the dry like is dry. Check weather and avoid if it recently rained or will rain while you are on the trail.

    I did it on one full tank of gas and had plenty to spare on the other side (fill up in Baker if you're running West to East). You can probably run it in one day, but you would have to keep moving for most of the time which means you will miss out on some of the sites along the way. There's a campsite mid way through which is were we spent the night. Depending on your service provider you should have cell coverage. I have t-mobile and it was spotty, but friend with AT&T had coverage for 90% of the time.

    It can get really windy at night, so make sure your tents are stacked down!!!

    Have fun, take pics, and post-up here.

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    Re: Any plans for the Mojave trail?

    Roughest section is the offshoot to Fort Piute, lots of cobble, nothing technical.

    Plenty of service roads to bail out before the soda lake.

    Bring the "Mojave Road Guide-An Adventure Through Time". It has GPS coordinates at forks in the trail, explains the cairns, and points of interest. It would be a bland trip without it.

    https://www.amazon.com/Mojave-Road-G...s=mojave+trail

    East to West is best.

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    Re: Any plans for the Mojave trail?

    Thanks guys! I look forward to see Mojave soon. I have never been on a offroad trip, so it will be a different experience for me.
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    Re: Any plans for the Mojave trail?

    I betting with all the rain and snow were getting that the first water crossing is probly pretty deep right now and I doubt anything is dry

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    Re: Any plans for the Mojave trail?

    Welcome!

    This is a trail definitely on my list.
    If you never been offroading before it sounds like you can tackle it but a bit ambitious IMO.
    There is s ton of info out there on offroading and trails especially on these forums. Spend time sifting through. But most importantly, get to know your FJ!
    What condition is it in? Tires, shocks, other suspension components. Hoses, belts, brakes. Know how to safely jack it up (especially in the dirt).
    With an older modded FJ like I have, I always carry tools that cover stock components as well as mods. Bottom line here is go prepared. Dont be too anxious to do the major without doing the minor (trails). You will learn alot by running some trails with others. If you can get a few short runs under your belt you'll be much better off.
    You made the right move, by joining this fourm. Use it to your full advantage.

    Good luck! And if you are still planning to do this in March perhaps myself and other will join.

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    Re: Any plans for the Mojave trail?

    read my build thread.... many videos. I go every year.

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    Re: Any plans for the Mojave trail?

    Since Im going up to Vegas this weekend I may give this trail a try.

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    Re: Any plans for the Mojave trail?

    Anyone have any update on road conditions out there? Heading out in about a week with the family and wanted to know if the lake has dried out yet ...
    Also, anyone know if the piute detour is still a thing???

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