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Posted: 2/10/2023 12:38:49 PM EST
I'm headed to the Mojave Desert/Death Valley area in March in a very capable Jeep.  I'm looking for recommendations on trails and what not to miss.  I will have 4 days.  Probably 2 days in Mojave and 2 days in Death Valley.
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Link Posted: 2/10/2023 4:11:04 PM EST
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Yeah, sorta--four years stationed at NTC; two of these as an OC, driving a M151A2 (Jeep) and Hummer in some spectacularly desolate and messed-up areas. Often drove up to the border of NTC and Death Valley--no discernable difference to speak of.
Link Posted: 2/24/2023 9:33:38 AM EST
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Yeah, sorta--four years stationed at NTC; two of these as an OC, driving a M151A2 (Jeep) and Hummer in some spectacularly desolate and messed-up areas. Often drove up to the border of NTC and Death Valley--no discernable difference to speak of.
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I was stationed at NTC  in 95-96. I was third shop and supported the OC teams out in the field. I stayed with Dragon Team out in the field and was the recovery asset for all OC teams . I also operated a M88 when we had to clean up all the old vehicles that were used as hard targets during the summer of 95.

@jagdkommando, there is no difference in terrain between Ft Irwin, Death Valley or other open areas in the general area. Make sure you know how to cross ditches/dry creeks and maneuver over boulders and you will be fine. I rarely had to recover a stuck vehicle while stationed at NTC. The recoveries I did were mostly break downs.
Link Posted: 3/2/2023 8:28:52 PM EST
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Link Posted: 3/4/2023 8:09:34 PM EST
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@jagdkommando

When in March?

I have a Mojave road trip all planned and ready to go as soon as I get a free weekend (planning to do a thursday night/friday night/drive home Saturday trip)
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Death Valley is way too big to see all of in 2 days, but I can share my maps and help you figure out how to make the most of it.  Maybe shoot me a PM?
Link Posted: 3/4/2023 10:03:12 PM EST
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Does an NTC rotation count?  Then shit yeah.
Link Posted: 3/10/2023 10:12:28 AM EST
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Does an NTC rotation count?  Then shit yeah.
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It does in my book.

I got to know NTC quite well while supporting OPS Group out in the field.
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