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Johnson Valley FOJV run - January 17-18, 2009 Print E-mail
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Monday, 19 January 2009 00:00

FOJV meeting

Our January run was scheduled to coincide with the Friends of Johnson Valley gathering to raise awareness to the land grab proposal by the USMC.

We left San Diego with a new member Navy_sr5 in tow. We arrived at the lakebed and were welcomed by scotth and igc. Later that night BASEjumper arrived followed by Hytenor (who made the drive down from NorCal).

After a chilly night (someone later said the temps dropped into the high 20's that night), we all gathered on the lake bed and heard from the various groups regarding the future of Johnson Valley.

After the meeting, the TTORA members splintered off into a few groups. Some of those with no regard for carnage headed off to tackle the various hammer trails. The rest of us latched onto a group of FJ's and headed west to the Cougar Buttes area. Upon reaching our destination, we first tackled 'Chicken Rock' and then meandered over to a trail called 'Bullfrog'. Terrain in this part of the valley is much different than the sharp edged rocks and shards of the eastern sector. Nice round granite boulders greeted us with a wide variety of difficulty. I was having a little ARB/OBA issues and took advantage of many of the bypasses.

SoCal TTORA Johnson Valley run

The owner of All-Pro, Jon Bundrant, spotted the rest of the group through the various obstacles without any problems. After getting back to the Means Dry Lake campsite later that evening we met back up with those that took on the Hammers trails. Although everyone made it out, nearly everyone suffered some sort of carnage with re-arranged sheet metal being the most common malady.

For my first run as SoCal TTORA chapter president, this run was a great success. TTORA had over  12 members in attendance.

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