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Afton Canyon Run 2010-11-13 - from Rasor Road to Harvard Road via The Mojave Road


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Chad and I ran Afton Canyon today. The trails were in excellent condition, the scenery beautiful (Afton Canyon is "The ...


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Chad and I ran Afton Canyon today. The trails were in excellent condition, the scenery beautiful (Afton Canyon is "The Grand Canyon of California") and the weather was the best - sunny and mild. FYI: This route took about 4 hours including multiple stops and a lunch break.

We met at the Rasor Road Shell gas station and we drove out Rasor Road taking that to Mojave Road (these are trails not roads) and we followed that along the Mojave River (wash) down to Harvard Road where we got back onto the 15 freeway.

We met up with four guys in a white Raptor and an FJ Cruiser from San Diego. They were finishing up their 3 day drive of the Mojave Road from Laughlin, NV to Barstow, CA.

More details and pictures will follow. In the meantime, here's a map marked with our approximate route:

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Chad giving his white Raptor yet another brown shower:


A pic of the (slow) white Raptor and FJ Cruiser we met on the Mojave Road:


We parked under the double RR bridge and heard a train coming so we ran to get a good vantage spot for pics:


This train had seven (7) engines in front! and 2 engines in back. It had to be at least 1 1/2 miles long:




You can see 6 of the 7 engines here:




Some bikers were at the bridge - we all checked out the screeching train wheels overhead:










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The Grand Canyon of California:


The Mojave River runs below ground most of the way but here it's above ground:









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[video=youtube;4wSc-BE3Y6Q]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wSc-BE3Y6Q[/video]
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