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Off-Roading across the Mojave on 20s

Did about 3/4s of the Mojave Rd with a couple friends who have a Wrangler Rubicon. I have a non-ORA Overland on stock Forteras. Only mods are the tow hooks. I also slept in the back of the Overland on an air mattress and slept great while seeing the stars through the pano roof.











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Great pictures. Thanks for sharing. And the jack under the vehicle is because...? I see the spare is on.
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Re: Off-Roading across the Mojave on 20s

Looks like a great trip. Any problems with either Jeep.

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Off-Roading across the Mojave on 20s

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Great pictures. Thanks for sharing. And the jack under the vehicle is because...? I see the spare is on.
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Looks like a great trip. Any problems with either Jeep.

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Off-Roading across the Mojave on 20s

What a great trip! Would you have had a more "successful" trip if you had larger/different tires?
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Great shots and an interesting road trip.

LOL... I can still feel that dry, blast furnace heat when we rolled into Bishop. It hit 118 the day we were there.
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Re: Off-Roading across the Mojave on 20s

Nice. Thanks for sharing. I too like exploring trails in the comforts of my plush GC, even though it has 20s too. I'll want to check out Mojave Rd. some day.

The water hole is pretty full. I wonder if the water is higher in winter & spring after the rains.
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Re: Off-Roading across the Mojave on 20s

Very cool!
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Great shots and an interesting road trip.

LOL... I can still feel that dry, blast furnace heat when we rolled into Bishop. It hit 118 the day we were there.
Musta been a cold front rolled thru. :-)

Trying to recall the highest temp seen between Yermo and Baker areas while messing around.
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What a great trip! Would you have had a more "successful" trip if you had larger/different tires?
For sure. I took a rock to the sidewall and it didn't look like anything that would have taken out an AT tire. My Forteras also have 42k miles on them and are at least 4 years old so they probably need to be replaced anyway. I plan on getting stock size Nitto Terra Grappler G2s.

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Great shots and an interesting road trip.

LOL... I can still feel that dry, blast furnace heat when we rolled into Bishop. It hit 118 the day we were there.
Getting out of the Jeep felt like walking on the surface of the sun. It was in the 70s in the evening though so perfect.

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Nice. Thanks for sharing. I too like exploring trails in the comforts of my plush GC, even though it has 20s too. I'll want to check out Mojave Rd. some day.

The water hole is pretty full. I wonder if the water is higher in winter & spring after the rains.
Thanks! It a cool road and not terribly challenging but I wouldn't try it solo. Given the drought I don't think the water would get too much deeper but it'd be something to keep an eye on before you go. I wouldn't want to go much deeper with a stock Grand. Those pics are with the air suspension up to full height.
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Getting out of the Jeep felt like walking on the surface of the sun. It was in the 70s in the evening though so perfect.
Yeah, I had the same impression. But that's one of the things I like about that whole area.... I love the cooler evenings and chilly mornings. LOL... once the sun rises it heats up in a hurry.

A while back, a buddy of mine and I did a trip from Carson City up to Lassen in his CJ-7, top off. Came back down 395 from Susanville to Reno. It was over 110 and that wind on exposed skin was downright painful.
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awesome! gotta find somewhere like that to visit closer to me.
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