Feb. 16, 17, 18, 19, 2001

History
    The Mojave Road is a 138-mile trail that once brought wagon trains to California.  The journey is  a 2 to 3 day
     4-wheel drive adventure that will begin at 500’ in elevation and reach altitudes up to 5,167 feet.   Unlike the early settlers, the
     Mojave  Road 2001 crew has utilized topographic maps and GPS technology to  navigate their course and designate way-points.
     Cellular telephones and amateur radio operators will be utilized to plot their progress.

Waypoints
     To make it easier to follow along with Dennis Casebier’ Mojave Road Guide we decided to name the waypoints
     similarly to the mile markers.  The waypoints are written in this format because most GPS’ will not accept
     decimal points in the waypoint name.

     The waypoints were found by correlating landmarks, roads and trails found both in the text as well as on the
     topo maps.

     Not every mile marker has been given a waypoint, only ones that the text suggests might be tricky or represent
     a change in direction.  A few waypoints are also located at major intersections.

     As we all know trails and washes can shift directions over time.  These waypoints should only be used in
     conjunction with the text.

     Waypoints that could not be confirmed by measuring three known points have been labeled as “Best Guess”.

     Waypoint “16-8” is the first point on the list.  This is the eastern most boundary on the computerized topo map
     system that we are using.

     On occasion, most notably between waypoints (“73-8” & “85-2”), (“95-5” & “102-3”), and (“106-7 & 114-6”) the
     Mojave Road is not found on the topo map.

     Waypoint “121-4” (at Afton Canyon Campground) is the last point on the list.  From here the text has you
     following the Mojave River bottom.  At this point, we were unable to find at least two known landmarks to fix
     more waypoints.

     Under no circumstances should these waypoints be used as your sole guide for the Mojave Road.  These
     waypoints as of yet have not been verified.  If you use this material you are doing so at your own risk.

     Reference material used to compile the waypoint data:

     Mojave Road Guide
     By Dennis G. Casebier
     37198 Lanfair Road - Goffs
     Essex, CA 92332

     TOPO!  East Mojave Desert &
     TOPO!  GPS USA
     375 Alabama St Suite 400
     San Francisco, CA 94110
     www.topo.com

     DeLorme
     Southern & Central California Atlas & Gazetteer
     www.delorme.com

     Desert USA
     The Mojave Road
     By Len Wilcox
     www.desertusa.com/mag99/nov/stories/mojavetrail.html

     Topo Zone
     www.topozone.com



 

                                           GPS Waypoints

                              Latitude                Longitude
Mile   Waypoint   deg min' sec"     deg min' sec"     Elev.       text map
 16.8      16-8        35 06 47 N         114 52 37 W       2064      52 39   Best Guess
 20.2      20-2        35 06 45 N         114 56 10 W       2299      52 39
 21.3      21-3        35 06 31 N         114 57 16 W       2422      52 40
 22.3     22-3         35 06 55 N         114 57 42 W       2486      53 40
 23.3     23-3         35 06 53 N         114 58 40 W       2681      55 40
 25.3     25-3         35 06 49 N         114 57 15 W       2413      58 40
 26.7     26-7         35 05 28 N         114 57 18 W       2457      58 40
 30.6     30-6         35 05 42 N         115 01 12 W       3514      60 40
 31.1     31-1         35 05 59 N         115 00 49 W       3551      60 40
 33.4     33-4         35 06 26 N         115 03 10 W       3507      61 40
 35.8     35-8         35 06 53 N         115 05 39 W       3687      62 40
 37.3     37-3         35 07 11 N         115 07 05 W       3795      63 40
 38.0     38-0         35 07 20 N         115 07 45 W       3822      63 40
 38.2     38-2         35 07 34 N         115 07 45 W       3836      64 57
 39.2     39-2         35 07 36 N         115 08 46 W       3915      64 57
 41.3     41-3         35 08 12 N         115 10 50 W       4075      66 57
 43.5     43-5         35 08 23 N         115 13 04 W       4304      68 57
 48.8     48-8         35 08 43 N         115 18 30 W       4883      71 57
 49.2     49-2         35 08 51 N         115 18 53 W       4908      71 57
 50.0     50-0         35 09 11 N         115 19 45 W       4923      72 57
 50.3     50-3         35 09 22 N         115 19 47 W       4940    107 105
 50.6     50-6         35 09 23 N         115 20 06 W       4948    107 105
 52.1     52-1         35 08 50 N         115 21 34 W       5146    109 105
 52.3     52-3         35 09 00 N         115 21 27 W       5105    111 105
 52.6     52-6         35 09 10 N         115 21 43 W       5156    111 105
 56.1     56-1         35 10 27 N         115 24 41 W       5190    112 105
 62.1     62-1         35 10 34 N         115 30 32 W       3811    114 105
 67.3     67-3         35 11 20 N         115 35 59 W       4008    116 106
 68.2     68-2         35 10 56 N         115 36 51 W       3957    116 106
 70.4     70-4         35 10 07 N         115 38 51 W       3991    116 106
 71.0     71-0         35 10 33 N         115 38 59 W       4196    122 106
 73.8     73-8         35 11 07 N         115 41 34 W       4385    123 106
 78.8     78-8         35 09 57 N         115 46 59 W       3276    124 120   Best Guess
 81.5    81-5          35 10 06 N         115 49 17 W       2911    125 120   Best Guess
 83.6    83-6          35 11 02 N         115 51 14 W       2543    125 120   Best Guess
 85.2    85-2          35 12 00 N         115 52 20 W       2272    126 120    Best Guess
 89.0    89-0          35 12 30 N         115 55 10 W       1676    127 121
 91.5    91-5          35 11 12 N         115 57 14 W       1354    128 121
 95.5    95-5          35 09 41 N         116 00 46 W       1018    130 121
102.3  102-3         35 07 14 N         116 06 56 W         956   143 141    Best Guess
104.1  104-1         35 06 31 N         116 08 37 W       1045   145 141    Best Guess
106.7  106-7         35 05 24 N         116 10 56 W       1106   146 141    Best Guess
114.6  114-6         35 02 36 N         116 17 40 W       1224   147 141    Best Guess
116.4  116-4         35 02 32 N         116 18 39 W        1261   149 142   Best Guess
119.7  119-7         35 01 36 N         116 21 39 W        1523   149 142   Best Guess
121.4  121-4         35 02 16 N          116 23 1  W        1415   150 142

Thanks to Bill, KD6HFY for above information

Note:
The waypoints were found by correlating landmarks, roads and trails found both in the text as well as on the  topo maps and thus are not to be used as accurate and confirmed waypoints.
Under no circumstances should these waypoints be used as your sole guide for the Mojave Road.  These
waypoints as of yet have not been verified.  If you use this material you are doing so at your own risk.

Waypoints were however made while traveling the road and will be added later.

Vehicles & Occupants
        1 Jeep Cherokee   (Vince & Kim)
        1 Jeep Cherokee   ( Dick & Leona)
        1 Jeep Wrangler    ( Dennis)
        1 Suzuki SideKick (Bill & Holly)

                                    At 0915 on Sat. 2/17 Holly (KE6WEB) reported
                                                           that Mojave Road 01 crew has started at the
                                                           Colorado River (mile marker 0.0) and are heading
                                                           toward waypoint 16.8

                                                           At 1300 on Sat. 2/17Bill (KD6HFY) reported that
                                                           they are having lunch at waypont 33.4.  All is
                                                           well and cellular service is good.

                                                           Thanks to Jay Fleming for sending the following
                                                           e-mail Saturday evening: I received a call on
                                                           147.30 at 19:30 hours from KD6HFY requesting I
                                                           advise you that he was at waypoint 50.0. He
                                                           advised they made camp at 1545 hours, and all
                                                           is well.

                                                           Dennis called from the cellular phone Sun. 2/18
                                                           at 1045 hours and reported that they were at
                                                           mile marker 62.1. Only problem so far was that
                                                           Dick lost his glasses and found them only after
                                                           running over them with his Jeep.

                                                           Holly called from the cellular phone Sun. 2/18 at
                                                           1330 hours and reported that they had just left
                                                           the Mojave Road Mailbox and entered the
                                                           Mojave Road Web Site in the book. Mile marker
                                                           73.8

                                                           AT 1715 on Sunday 2/18 Dennis called from the
                                                           cullular phone and reported they were in camp
                                                           for the evening.  All is going well they made 50
                                                           miles today, had some interesting off-road
                                                           experiences and took lots of photos to share.
                                                           Mile marker 106.7

                                                           Monday 2/18 at 1200 noon the group exited the
                                                           Mojave River bottom at Afton Canyon
                                                           Campground mile marker 121.4. After photos,
                                                           they headed toward Barstow, via Interstate 15,
                                                           for lunch.
 
 
 
 
 

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