So me and a couple buddies are abandoning the wives and flying down from British Columbia, Vancouver Island to LAX. Hopping in a Cruise America MH on Wednesday in Carson and heading to the lake bed. So excited! Been wanting to go for years, it's finally working out this time. Leaving HT early Saturday, to where I'm not sure yet. (We have the RV until...and fly out on Monday.
So I just read this thread, here are some basic things I noted that were suggested to bring, or consider:
Chap stick (a few)
Baby wipes (lots)
Binoculars (good ones)
Goggles/eye protection from blowing sand
Dust mask possibly?
Watch for rattle snakes
If anyone has anymore tips or things that they do to make the trip a little more comfortable I'd love to add it to the list/suitcase.
Also, any suggestions as to where or what we should do from Saturday until Monday? I've been to DL/Universal etc a few times. This'll be the first time I'll have ever been in a desert. Looking forward to it! I'll be the guy drinking real beer (over 5%) and saying EH?! all the time. :flipoff2:
EDIT: Oh, and I read there was a "Canadian campground/area"? Is there something like that again this year? I like to be near beer eh
As another Canadian from Vancouver Island.....who are you? haha
Your plan sounds good, with only the RV expect to do a lot of walking since its a town of 50k+ people and theres a lot going on.
Baby wipes are awesome to wipe your face and hands down from the dust.
Goggles and sunglasses are nice.
Dust mask is overkill but a bandanna can help.
I havent seen any snakes yet and I'm climbing all over the rocks in the crazy places that not too many people go. Snakes are on my mind but I'm not concerned about them at all.
Yes there is always a camp Canada, they will have a flag (and I'm sure some of them are reading this thread) no idea where they will be camped since it kind of depends on where you show up and what room there is. They will be out there tho.
There is also 4-5 Canadian teams in the pits, we don't fly flags but if you look up the pit assignments and the team numbers from the U4 site you can
figure out where everyone is (I do not believe they have be released yet)
I have to check the dates but last year the Best in the Desert Parker 425 was on the Saturday after KOH and it was only a 2hr drive to Parker from Hammertown so we went and checked it out, was well worth it before driving back to Palm Springs before flying out on Sunday.
I will be staying in a hotel with Team #312 Brinkfab Co-Dawg and you can find me usually with #312 and #4487 pits