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Mordor v4.0

Postby Wolffarmer » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:54 am

Up for another one of, what ever these are?

I have three ideas. That I can share anyway.

One is to go to the Baker Indian Caves and Wood Road Kipuka. Not to far from Minidoka Idaho. Three days and two nights would be good for this. Thinking of setting up Base Camp near the Wood Road. That is a decent hike, about 6 miles all to gather, no great elevation changes.

The Baker Caves is not very far into the lavas but not a great place to camp.

Idea #2 is to do the old Transcontinental Rail Road from Lucin Utah to Golden Spike. Next year will be the 150 anniversary of the joining of the rails on May 10th 1869. There will be a bunch of to do at the Headquarters on May 10th but that is a Friday. Meet there and head west to Lucin? Could make a slow boat to China trip to Lucin 4 days and 3 nights. Can hit a bit of the salt flats but to early to drive on them and camp on them. In my opinion. I have driven and camped on them in October. May would probably be to wet. For this I would say to leave the trailers home and tent/tarp/sleep in the open. Lots of places would be hard to drag trailers through. Special for 69 year old fatties.

Or #3. Camp for a couple of days at the City of Rocks at Almo. A nice relaxing place to kick back and watch people climbing rocks. Need to think ahead for this as will have to get reservations. And need to know how many can commit to paying even if their plans change. I like sights 36,37, 39.

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Re: Mordor v4.0

Postby tony.latham » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:00 am

Baker Caves?

Jeez, Randy, I had to Google that up.

https://tig.iri.isu.edu/ViewPage.aspx?id=647

How those old folks negotiated the lava fields via moccasins will remain a mystery. At least to me.

:thinking: :frightened:

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Re: Mordor v4.0

Postby ghcoe » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:59 pm

All three sound like a good trip. Love the City of Rocks. Been meaning to get back for a few years now.
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Re: Mordor v4.0

Postby robfisher » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:45 pm

It all sounds pretty good. I think I would vote for #2 or #3 before #1. But my dismal record of getting to these doesn't warrant me even having a vote.
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Re: Mordor v4.0

Postby Wolffarmer » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:12 pm

Any ideas about the timing? I am house/livestock setting sometime in July.
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Re: Mordor v4.0

Postby ghcoe » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:09 pm

Memorial, 4 th of July, August is taken up for me already. September was nice in the desert not sure about the City of Rocks though.
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Re: Mordor v4.0

Postby Wolffarmer » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:32 pm

Sep at the City of Rocks would still be nice weather and crowds would start to thin out.
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Re: Mordor v4.0

Postby Jen123 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:25 pm

Can anyone go? If newbies can come, I'd like to. My trailer will be done by April. I'm game for anyplace the trailer can go.

What does Mordor mean?
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Re: Mordor v4.0

Postby Wolffarmer » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:39 pm

Any one can go. Open to all. Do not even need a trailer. A good sense of humor often comes in handy

Mordor is the volcanic waste lands in the Lord of the Rings books.
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Re: Mordor v4.0

Postby Jen123 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:48 pm

Great. I'll keep an eye on this thread.
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Re: Mordor v4.0

Postby capnTelescope » Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:54 pm

I like option 2 best. The Golden Spike side trip is in my "saved for later" pile. I blew by that on my way to City of Rocks and the original Mordor Mudbog.

Close second best: Option 1. I can do Golden Spike on the way to/from.

For me, City of Rocks was a really nice stopover after a long drive, but not a destination for me. I don't rock climb or otherwise defy gravity if at all possible. :frightened:

When? It would be nice (for me, at least) if Mordor 4 were to be close to the date of WTW (if any) to squeeze them both into one trip.

All that said, I'll go when/where the crowd goes.
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Re: Mordor v4.0

Postby Wolfgang92025 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:53 pm

Has Slow or Sagebrush set a date for Walk the Winds 2019?
Not finding anything on my search.
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Re: Mordor v4.0

Postby Photophobic » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:12 am

i think everyone should come north :D
i'm not too sure what my plans will be, i'm planning a trip to colorado so will probably plan that around either this or walk the winds.
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