Clark Mountain, California
Scheduled Event: Saturday. April 7, 2018
Destination: Clark Mountain, California
Meeting Place: Burger King. Corner of St. Rose Parkway and Bermuda Road.
1.8 miles east of I-15
35°58'40.65"N 115° 9'23.45"W
If you're new to the group, we usually occupy a few tables at the far left.
Meeting: As early as you'd like. Most arrive half an hour to an hour early.
New Radio Programming : 8:40 AM
Waiver Sign-In / Briefing / Q&A: 8:50 AM
Departing: 9:00 AM
Distance from meeting to off road trail: 29.7 miles
Distance of off road trail: 42.2 miles.
Return to South Las Vegas: 29.7 miles
Total mileage: 101.6 miles
Because there are so many variables, an estimated return time cannot be given. I do know the one-way drive from meeting to offroad is about 30-40 minutes. Most of our events end around 2-3 PM, but each event is different. We always have a goal to have everyone back on pavement by sunset.
During our last visit to Clark mountain back in February of 2016, rain and trail conditions kept us from reaching Lizzie Bullock and Taylor Mines. Trail conditions have settled enough for a large group return. Time permitting, we'll also be revisiting Coliseum Mine and other sites in the area.
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Feel free to bring children, but for any underground portion of the event, children (minimum age 14) and pet restrictions will apply. Some hiking and climbing with moderate elevation changes should be expected throughout the day, but nothing of length or extreme difficulty. We will be going underground. If you'd like to join us, each person should bring their basic underground safety kit which includes: Helmet, gloves, dust mask, flashlight x3, communications radio.
There will be some trail obstacles, but nothing too severe or technical. A high clearance vehicle and offroad tires are required, but not 4 wheel drive. All participation is voluntary and all portions of the trail should be considered optional. If you come to a portion of the trail that you feel is beyond the capability of your vehicle or skill level, there is no requirement to continue. As stated in the Safety and Waivers all participants are responsible for their own property damage.
Transportation, equipment, meals and supplies will not be provided. We will be stopping for lunch, but lunch will not be provided. This is not a cookout event. There will be no grill or fire for cooking. Only bring enough food and drinks for yourself and your party. We will not stop between meeting and destination. Make sure you stop for gas before meeting.
Depending on conditions, timing, and the group mood, we may add or omit stops along the route. Because of the many variables, we can't accurately give an expected return time.
If this will be your first group event and own your own communications radio equipment, please email in advance for frequency programming. If you'd like to own your own radios, the inexpensive ones used by most are the Baofeng 888S which can be purchased through the link. If you've been to more than one of these events, you really should have your own so our loaners are available to first time participants.
To reduce the amount of outside interference, a privacy tone has been added to the group simplex frequency. Unless I've recently programmed your radios, your radio will need to be reprogrammed. For those with software to program their own radios, the frequency remains the same, but a tone of 74.4 Hz has been added.
Attending this and any site group event is with the understanding, agreement, and acceptance of the event liability and waivers.