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By zoso
Feb 22, 2016
How did you get your truck there?
By MonicaRose
From: Las Vegas, NV
Feb 23, 2016
We took one of the first left turns you can off the main dirt road, you'll see a hill that's got a dirt path leading to the top. Going down this hill is very steep, and I recommend a badass off-road vehicle with some good tires and torque to get back up it. Even with the Bronco we had to get a running start. Once you get down the hill, there are a few really awesome secluded campsites. Just follow the (pretty rough and rocky) dirt path that sticks closest to Prophesy, and you'll find a good spot to park in red sand.
By bus driver
Feb 24, 2016
It's been a while since I was there (like a decade) but i thought there was an established parking area and blazing new trails into the desert was kind of forbidden. Most people camp by the upper sandcove or lower sandcove reservoirs nearby. I can't imagine "getting a run at it" with your burly 4wd vehicle left no trace on the way out.
By Tofu Brain
From: Denver
Feb 24, 2016
^ I have an explanation for you... I don't think I'm violating guideline 1.

Rock Climbing Photo: Why park in the circle? Instead you can drive yo' ...
Why park in the circle? Instead you can drive yo' sick ass bronco through the fragile desert whippin' some badass doughnuts. Make sure you bring an extra pair of underwear 'cause your gonna blow yo' load in your pants from all that TORQUE! Don't forget to save your empties to dump out once you park.
By MonicaRose
From: Las Vegas, NV
Feb 24, 2016
Dear Concerned Humans,

We weren't blazing new trails, and only stuck to off road dirt paths that were already established. We pulled off in an area where it looked open and safe enough to park without harming any plants or other shrubbery (as you can see in the above image). Yes, there is an "established parking lot," but the trails we took and campsite we used in a different area were just as established as the parking lot and surrounding campsites, the only catch is you need an off road vehicle to experience them. If you don't believe me, I'd be more than happy to get another trip going to show all ye naysayers exactly where we drove and camped.

Getting a running start up a dirt road is not unheard of Mr. bus driver, if you've ever experienced off road trails. This happened to be a very steep one. We also packed out more trash than we brought in, for those concerned about LNT. And Tofu Brain, you most definitely are violating Guideline #1 and living up to your name.

Thanks for jumping to all sorts of conclusions everyone.


Nature Slayer :P
By Tofu Brain
From: Denver
Feb 24, 2016
^ I was making a joking, goodness.

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Colin leading the final pitch of Past Lives with our beast of a chariot in the background.

Submitted By: MonicaRose on Jan 21, 2016
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