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    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJK View Post
    I think I liked this video the best so far. I love wheeling in rocks but I think I like exploring the desert the most. The history lessons and how you explain them really add that special touch too. Even though Iíve been to and explored these areas itís great to hear the history of them.

    Side note, how was Cerro Gordo? Iíve heard good and bad about the new owners. Do you know if you still need reservations to visit or just to camp?
    LOL - that's why we like wheeling with you. Rocks are fun but exploring and history is what we're most passionate about.

    Cerro Gordo was very cool but it should be noted that it cost a LOT of money to camp there. You do need to call ahead and make reservations and it should be noted, there's next to nowhere to setup camp. Most of us literally pitched a tent in the middle of the road. The caretaker was extremely knowledgeable and friendly, in fact, he permanent home is down in Gardenerville but he is a talker. I had no problem with this being that I was super interested in what he had to say but I could see a lot of people were glossing over or just walked away. If we had time, he was going to take us to the main mine but unfortunately, we had to leave. I did get his card and talked to him for a bit and hope to plan a trip where we can see more of the place. Let me know if you're interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    LOL - that's why we like wheeling with you. Rocks are fun but exploring and history is what we're most passionate about.

    Cerro Gordo was very cool but it should be noted that it cost a LOT of money to camp there. You do need to call ahead and make reservations and it should be noted, there's next to nowhere to setup camp. Most of us literally pitched a tent in the middle of the road. The caretaker was extremely knowledgeable and friendly, in fact, he permanent home is down in Gardenerville but he is a talker. I had no problem with this being that I was super interested in what he had to say but I could see a lot of people were glossing over or just walked away. If we had time, he was going to take us to the main mine but unfortunately, we had to leave. I did get his card and talked to him for a bit and hope to plan a trip where we can see more of the place. Let me know if you're interested.
    Definitely interested. Itís been a place Iíve wanted to go for years. Even before it most recently sold. But like Iíve said, Iíve heard good and bad about the new owners (not the caretaker) and itís mostly bad. But I guess, to each their own, they own itís their land. Let me know when the trip is!


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    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJK View Post
    Definitely interested. Itís been a place Iíve wanted to go for years. Even before it most recently sold. But like Iíve said, Iíve heard good and bad about the new owners (not the caretaker) and itís mostly bad. But I guess, to each their own, they own itís their land. Let me know when the trip is!
    If you don't mind me asking, what have you heard about the new owners? I'm embarrassed to say that I don't know anything one way or another. Cerro Gordo has always been a place I've wanted to see as much as I have and avoid at the same time. Previous experiences had left a bad taste and I was pretty much done with it.

    With that said, we could totally make it a day trip and just to get the tour.

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    Another good one! I was like dang when Moby went down. Glad to see he is going to make a come back for the rest of the trip.

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    Great video, and I'm happy to see that we will get one more episode as well.

    Rocks and hard core wheeling is fin, but there is so much more, and I like that we get to see that as well.

    The mullet was great at the end.

    It was good to see, as usual, everyone coming together to make sure the issues that came up were handled.

    It was a change to see Eddie on the receiving end, instead of the one saving the day for someone else.

    I'm guessing that the last? Episode will be shorter by a little bit, as there is only so many sand dunes you can show before they all start to look the same, at least until some crazy Texan launches over one!

    29:29 for the last? one

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    If you don't mind me asking, what have you heard about the new owners? I'm embarrassed to say that I don't know anything one way or another. Cerro Gordo has always been a place I've wanted to see as much as I have and avoid at the same time. Previous experiences had left a bad taste and I was pretty much done with it.

    With that said, we could totally make it a day trip and just to get the tour.
    Everything Iíve heard has been on the internet so we all know about that. Lol

    Heard that they are not welcoming to people that stop by, need to make appointments which are not readily available, unwilling to share the history or the area with people. Basically people saying they are trying to ďshut it downĒ if you will to public and make it a money grab and private property. Who knows if itís true or not but there is more than one complaint of it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJK View Post
    Everything Iíve heard has been on the internet so we all know about that. Lol

    Heard that they are not welcoming to people that stop by, need to make appointments which are not readily available, unwilling to share the history or the area with people. Basically people saying they are trying to ďshut it downĒ if you will to public and make it a money grab and private property. Who knows if itís true or not but there is more than one complaint of it.


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    Thatís too bad if true as Laurie and I were not familiar with it and immediately googled it interested to visit.


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    If I had to pick a favorite episode, so far, Iíd say itís this one. Not because Moby was immobylized , but the amount of desert you covered, if that makes sense. Iím looking forward to hearing why that fuse popped. Watching Moby moving without hearing the LS was weird! Like heís a damn Prius or something!

    The mullet ending was epic! Bubba, youíre a camera whore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOPLESS View Post
    Another good one! I was like dang when Moby went down. Glad to see he is going to make a come back for the rest of the trip.
    Moby having to hobble off the mountain really sucked but it was nice to get him up and running again.

    Quote Originally Posted by jdofmemi View Post
    Great video, and I'm happy to see that we will get one more episode as well.

    Rocks and hard core wheeling is fin, but there is so much more, and I like that we get to see that as well.

    The mullet was great at the end.

    It was good to see, as usual, everyone coming together to make sure the issues that came up were handled.

    It was a change to see Eddie on the receiving end, instead of the one saving the day for someone else.

    I'm guessing that the last? Episode will be shorter by a little bit, as there is only so many sand dunes you can show before they all start to look the same, at least until some crazy Texan launches over one!

    29:29 for the last? one
    Glad to see so many people watching to the very end. The whole mullet thing was insane and a great way to finish off a very long day.

    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJK View Post
    Everything Iíve heard has been on the internet so we all know about that. Lol

    Heard that they are not welcoming to people that stop by, need to make appointments which are not readily available, unwilling to share the history or the area with people. Basically people saying they are trying to ďshut it downĒ if you will to public and make it a money grab and private property. Who knows if itís true or not but there is more than one complaint of it.
    LOL - okay, so to me, it sounds like nothing has changed. The new owners are doing things the same way the previous ones did. Essentially, they don't want you there unless you're ready to pay and no, they really don't want you just dropping in. And really, I get it - it's private property and they should be able to do whatever the hell they want. I will say though, if you make the call, setup a time to come out and are willing to pay the steep fee, they are all too willing to share the history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abntroop View Post
    Thatís too bad if true as Laurie and I were not familiar with it and immediately googled it interested to visit.
    You can still do it, you just have to be ready to do it right and be willing to pay.

    Quote Originally Posted by USMC Wrangler View Post
    If I had to pick a favorite episode, so far, Iíd say itís this one. Not because Moby was immobylized , but the amount of desert you covered, if that makes sense. Iím looking forward to hearing why that fuse popped. Watching Moby moving without hearing the LS was weird! Like heís a damn Prius or something!

    The mullet ending was epic! Bubba, youíre a camera whore!

    Part 5 25:49
    LOL - it really was an odd thing to coast at a fairly high rate of speeds off road like that.

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