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Old 05-02-2012, 01:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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CalZona 2011

Overland Expedition journey from Mexico to Pismo



Starting near the Mexican/Arizona border south of Ajo, we link various overland routes and back country trails to the Pacific Ocean. The route was approx 1,000 miles one-way and consisted of 95-98% dirt.

Vehicles were two 80 series, one petrol, one diesel. We both pulled trailers. One older South African trailer with an RTT and a So-Cal Teardrop Krawler 459. We also were equipped with two dogs and two truly adventurous females.

This southwest journey combined many overland routes/trails linked together such as:

East to West

* El Camino Del Diablo
* Picacho Rd./Indian Pass
* Bradshaw Overland Route
* Joshua Tree
* Old Dale Rd.
* Mojave Road
* Calico/Yermo Area
* High Desert Barstow
* Black Mtn Wilderness
* Carrizo Plains
* Pozo Rd.
* Hi-Mountain Rd.
* Oceano Dunes
* Pismo

Ended on the sand at the Pacific Ocean.

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The trip was made back in December 2011 and ended just after New Years. It took us 10 days. We just now finished the final installment of our 3 Part Series of trip reports.

Enjoy!

Part 1 - http://www.adventureduo.com/2012/02/...rt-to-sea.html



Part 2 - http://www.adventureduo.com/2012/04/...rt-to-sea.html



Part 3 - http://www.adventureduo.com/2012/04/...rt-to-sea.html



We also want to post the DVD Teaser trailer we hope to produce for late Summer 2012.
CalZona Overland Expedition - Desert to the Sea on Vimeo


Thanks everyone for reading. We appreciate it!
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Very cool. Thank you for sharing!
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I've already read these a couple times.. Awesome as usual Dave!
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Looks like a blast!
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What a cool trip i cant wait till my son is old enough to go on trips like this. How long did it take you to go from barstow to pismo cause my in laws live there so it would be cool to do that part of the trip
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It was! We're making plans for the next big adventure soon!

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What a cool trip i cant wait till my son is old enough to go on trips like this. How long did it take you to go from barstow to pismo cause my in laws live there so it would be cool to do that part of the trip
It's a 10-12 hour day from the Barstow Leg to the Grapevine 138/5.

It's another 6-8 hours from the Grapvine to Pismo, at least.

If i were to do just that leg, i'd probably take 2-3 days and explore the areas more.

Here's a map shot of part of that leg through the high-desert.
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Looks like a great trip. Those 80 series are awesome.
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Looks like a great trip. Those 80 series are awesome.
If you'd seen Dave's 80, you'd drool. He has set that thing up like none other. I drool everytime we get to camp together. One day, I will own one.
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