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September Palm Springs to Las Vegas Trip Report

Oh boy. What a fun weekend! The weather was perfect, temperatures were in the high 80's, and we even had a little rain. We covered roughly 300 miles on dirt roads over the two days thanks to the group being so small. It never ceases to amaze me how much water changes the desert. Last month the area received some pretty heavy down pours. There were some pretty deep washouts out there, you really had to keep your eyes open and never let your guard down. Even wind changes the landscape drastically. I keep thinking about a particularly large sand dune we went around because the road was completely...

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Como Chingas 2013 Rubicon Trip Report

I was lucky enough to be invited to join the Como Chingas 2013 Rubicon trip. Two days camping on the the Rubicon trail is what I call a vacation! There were five vehicles total: Three FJ's and two 4Runners. See below for my photos from the trip. Convoy from LA. Views from the 5 fwy. Discussing the map. Rubicon Trail is one never ending slab of granite and massive boulders. If you expect to get a break, this trail doesn't have any. With all the smoke from the nearby fires the sunset was unreal. Sunrise. The...

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Baja March 2013

I just can't stay away from Baja, and it doesn't help that the weather this time of year is just about perfect! We had day time temps in the 80's, and the nights were in the 50's. We crossed over the border in Tecate, where we ran into a couple of friends of mine who were on a trip to the Pacific side to ride dirt bikes. They were going to stay at Mike's Sky Ranch nested up in the mountains, but we were heading to the beaches on the Sea of Cortez. I don't know about you, but I was ready for some warm weather. We stayed in San Felipe the first night in a beautiful custom home within a gated community,...

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January 2013 Baja Adventure

Where do we start? Well, it all started with James when we were sitting around a camp fire in Anza Borrego for a weekend camping trip and he started asking me about Baja. He hadn’t been down in ten years or so and wanted to know which roads to take. I happened to have a Baja map in my FJ, so we started to look over it. It quickly became apparent that no paper map could show all the hidden roads of Baja. Fast forward a couple of months and we (James, Oscar, Josh, Dan, and Bobby) are crossing the border into Tecate on a three day adventure. Together with Oscar we hand picked a route that combined...

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2012 Baja 1000 Prerun

I just got back from a quick prerun of the Baja 1000 2012 course. Unfortunately I'm not running a vehicle at this years event but I still like to prerun because it's great experience. That and its so much fun! Here's a few pictures. Enjoy. -ryan

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