This is an easy run, with 2 night high desert camping trip. It combines two previous club runs, Cima and Ivanpah. Bruce and Chuck have both been all around these areas, so we'll mostly figure it out as we go. Parts of Ivanpah road are reported closed, so we may have to make detours.
After meeting at the Norco Chevron, we'll stop at Peggy Sue's for breakfast, then go directly to the campsite. People can disconnect tow vehicles and/or setup tents, if they wish.
Cima : https://www.cv4w.org/groups/368/cima
The trail commences on Cima Road, a short distance from the popular hiking trailhead to Teutonia Peak in the Mojave National Preserve. Initially the trail is a graded dirt road that leads to the active Valley View Ranch. The trail passes through the middle of the ranch’s yards, so be aware that there may be people and animals around. Past the ranch, the trail becomes a well-used, formed sandy trail. It runs high along the north face of Cima Dome. The elevation gives excellent views to the north over Shadow Valley toward the Clark Range and the distant Kingston Range. The trail passes by a series of water tanks, corrals, and extensive Joshua tree forests. Mojave Road intersects this trail near Willow Wash, which provides an excellent example of the shapes lava may take as it cools. The trail then joins a roughly graded road and travels through the cinder pit of the Aikens Mine before descending the north slope to finish on paved Kelbaker Road. This trail is dirt roads. We'll make a stop at the lava tubes and go in.
East Mojave Heritage Trail Needles to Ivanpah.This is an easy trip Starting at camp twelve miles south of I-15 along the Cima Road. We'll vist many old mines such as Evening Star, Riley's camp, Standard #1, Silverado, Blue Buzzard, ending at I-15 and the Baily Road exit at Mountain pass.
Rendezvous @ 6th Street Chevron in Norco
Meet at Norco Chevron, 6am, or at the campsite somewhere around the rock piles at the map coordinates.
There is cell service in several places while driving around, so we will be able to send messages to anyone arriving late. As always, people are welcome to join for less than the whole 3 days.