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Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Morongo Multisport Melding Madness, Round 1 on 12/22/2010 23:01:01 MST Print View

Alternate title #1: Shuttle? I don't need no stinkin' shuttle.
Alternate Title #2: Solo hiking the CRHT across Joshua Tree and cycling back.

My gearlist for this upcoming trip is posted in my profile...it's pretty much my standard UL kit.

The plan:
12/26:
1. Drive to Joshua Tree National Park North Entrance/Visitor center (terminus of the CRHT) and lock up my bike.
2. Drive through the park, stashing a gallon of water ~halfway, either outside of Ryan Campground or where the CRHT meets Geology Tour Road.
3. Drive to Black Rock Campground (start of CRHT) and leave car.
4. Hike!! I plan on doing about 25 of the ~38 miles on day 1.
5. Eat, relax, sleep.
12/27:
1. Drink coffee and watch the sunrise!
2. Hike!
3. Get to my bicycle, refill water at visitor center, and begin riding back to my car via Park Blvd. It's about a 45 mile ride according to my maps.
4. Get to car, change, drive, GET MORE COFFEE, drive...
5. Home!

I'm a little iffy on carrying 3 liters of water at a time as there is no water out there for 40 miles...(actually, recent rains have probably filled the huecos)...but I might err on the side of excess and end up carrying 4 instead. We'll see.

Edited by xnomanx on 12/22/2010 23:08:25 MST.

Jace Mullen
(climberslacker) - F

Locale: Your guess is as good as mine.
Re: Morongo Multisport Melding Madness, Round 1 on 12/23/2010 00:40:09 MST Print View

Sounds Fun,

I think I might be out in Josh climbing right about then, I will keep my eyes open for a crazy guy cycling with a pack.

Water seems like it is covered. Stashing sounds like a good idea just make sure that you either hide it REALLY well or mark it REALLY well.

So will you be hiking trail and then riding on road?

Sounds like a blast.

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
multisport on 12/23/2010 07:26:25 MST Print View

Awesome trip idea, should be great. It cracks me up that there are place right now where you can still hike in shorts.

I presume you'll have tools and tubes with your bike, lots of spicky crap out there. Aside from that, looks good.