We did an overnight camping trip over the Memorial Day Weekend down to Lake Mohave. If you are not familiar Lake Mohave is actually just a fat section of the colorado river caused by the Davis Dam down in Laughlin, NV and is part of the Lake Mead recreational area (Fed Park). There is a series of coves that run down the lake accessible via dirt road starting with 6 mile cove and ending with Sandy Cove. We made a bee-line down to Sandy cove first but it was occupied already (small cove to begin with), so we back tracked up to Nellis Cove, and it was packed (like 4-6 groups already set up). So we did what a good group of Jeepers would and made our own trail to a small wash just over from Nellis cove and named it Hidden Cove (un-official name). This section of beach was virtually untouched, mainly because only a jeep could get back to it! We were joined overnight by some great friends Paul and Didi, also Elton and Terri came up for the day.
We also brought our dogs Tucker and Zoe who played in the water all day… or just lounged by the water’s edge.
We brought a good amount of wood for a fire and had a large selection of starter wood all over the shore.
And as the sun settled down for the night of a million stars we cranked up the camp fire for the night.
We also did some fishing, but had zero luck in hitting anything, oh-well we still had fun cast all afternoon and late into the night.
We are looking forward to our next trip down to our Hidden Cove for another over nighter, hopefully before it gets to hot and have to retreat to higher elevations.
You hear about these places over time and you wish you get a chance to check them out, CHECK! Recently I had the pleasure to ride out with a fine group of Jeepers to visit the Colosseum Mine at the state line of California and Nevada (Primm, NV).
We rolled out bright and early on a magnificent Sunday morning (expected high of around 85) with the roof off (spider webshade in place to fend off the evil sun rays) and no doors… NAKED! We had a crew of around 12 vehicles. Mainly Jeeps but an XJ and a couple of FJ’s to round out the group.
My favorite gal Colleen had a blast hanging out and joking all day in the middle of the Mojave desert! Most people think the desert is this bleak, barren wasteland. But you would be soooo wrong my friend, this desert was in massive full bloom and it was amazing to see.
We also got a chance to explore some old mining buildings left over from days-gone-by.
We then rolled up to a nice high spot to look down over the Ivanpah Solar facility at the state line, if you look closely you can see small puffs of smoke from birds getting ignited from the solar arrays (just kidding).
I highly recommend this easy stock friendly day trip. Also noticed many places to dry camp, might have to come back up this way to spend the night.
Had a blast running the 2015 Wayalife kickoff run, colleen and I enjoyed catching up with those we have met before and meeting tons of new people. Great group to ride with. It was a cool start to the day, warmed up quickly (mid 50’s) had over 60 Jeeps and was dusty as hell! Zoe and Tucker (trail dog’s) enjoyed the ride, but after 14 hours in the Jeep they were bushed. I look forward to next years run, and maybe one of the others during the upcoming year. Here is the GPS track and stats and below is a short video.