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Construction on Mohave Road (Through CRIT Reservation) Until March 2022.

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No Chit!!! Better tell some friends to take I40, That'll make them happy. I'd detour through New York to not drive Rice Rd.
You saw the wink wink right ? 😁 I don't want to lead any fellow ole home boys astray here. 😁
 

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I'm a Wilson Agnes regular going home always. Its a peaceful drive and adds 10 - 15 min.

I'm usually worn out and have no patience for the Jack Holes on 62/177.

Going to the river I'm part of the Jack Hole club and cant possibly waste 15 min. .:)
 

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I'm a Wilson Agnes regular going home always. Its a peaceful drive and adds 10 - 15 min.

I'm usually worn out and have no patience for the Jack Holes on 62/177.

Going to the river I'm part of the Jack Hole club and cant possibly waste 15 min. .:)
So you prefer driving up the CA side 95 to going straight up through Ehrenberg ? We'd planned to try that route if they made AZ side difficult, but so far wide open.
 

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I'm a Wilson Agnes regular going home always. Its a peaceful drive and adds 10 - 15 min.

I'm usually worn out and have no patience for the Jack Holes on 62/177.

Going to the river I'm part of the Jack Hole club and cant possibly waste 15 min. .:)
We would use the Agnes Wilson way but it brings back to MANY memories of our younger life at Water Wheel!!! :D
 

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So you prefer driving up the CA side 95 to going straight up through Ehrenberg ? We'd planned to try that route if they made AZ side difficult, but so far wide open.
We sure as hell wouldn't!!
 

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Why do people dislike Rice Road (177) so much...? Seems most people try to avoid that route..?? 🤔
There's just way too much weird shit going on on that road late at night :eek:
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Took that road 10 or more trips a year for over 12 years, then a string of ugly incidents, wife had enough carnage and is firmly against taking that route. So for the last 10, we haven't.
I personally don't care either way, and although a few minutes longer, I find the alternate far more relaxing, I like the stretch through the farmland.
This ^^^^^ I'm always checking out the fields sometimes stopping and detouring through the fields looking for birds to shoot and of coarse we do eat them ;)
 

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We would use the Agnes Wilson way but it brings back to MANY memories of our younger life at Water Wheel!!! :D
Love that place. I also spent a bunch of time at Aha Quin. That whole section of river is really special.
 

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I'm a Wilson Agnes regular going home always. Its a peaceful drive and adds 10 - 15 min.

I'm usually worn out and have no patience for the Jack Holes on 62/177.

Going to the river I'm part of the Jack Hole club and cant possibly waste 15 min. .:)
The key is not to be in a hurry, set cruise at a speed the po-po ignore and keep your eyes on the road.
 

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OK here's the deal.....

Wilson Agnes avoids Vidal and me digging my fucking Anchor out although I rarely tow the boat home any more.
Wilson Agnes avoids The checkpoint on the 10.
Wilson Agnes avoids the onslaught of Ehrenberg butterflies a couple times a year.
Wilson Agnes avoids the ticket for going 61 in a 55 on CRIT 1 . Yes that guy was me some 20+ years ago. I started a HotBoat thread over it and the term the CRIT cop used "You People". LOL

I have never had a ticket on rice but the day is coming. It's difficult to pull your boat and set your cruise at say 63 and avoid getting killed.

CA95 is peaceful, get on the 10 easy. Now a days you can tuck in behind an 18 wheeler and relax because he's going 70+ without a care in the world for the CHP.
 

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We would use the Agnes Wilson way but it brings back to MANY memories of our younger life at Water Wheel!!! :D
ROC owns a place there (Firehouse Grill in Palm Desert)
My Ex BIL still owns a place there

I don't know how things are since CRIT took it over some years back. I have boated that part of the river once Headgate to the Diversion.
 

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I realize I wrote Eastbound out of Kingman, I meant to write westbound through Kingman towards Havasu -- Oops.
I make that drive from Kingman to Havasu 5 days a week, and yes, that slow lane is bad! The truckers don't even like running it. I have passed several that just hand out in the fast lane. Also, if you have to run the slow lane, you can run either of the paint lines and miss most of the craters
 

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OK here's the deal.....

Wilson Agnes avoids Vidal and me digging my fucking Anchor out although I rarely tow the boat home any more.
Wilson Agnes avoids The checkpoint on the 10.
Wilson Agnes avoids the onslaught of Ehrenberg butterflies a couple times a year.
Wilson Agnes avoids the ticket for going 61 in a 55 on CRIT 1 . Yes that guy was me some 20+ years ago. I started a HotBoat thread over it and the term the CRIT cop used "You People". LOL

I have never had a ticket on rice but the day is coming. It's difficult to pull your boat and set your cruise at say 63 and avoid getting killed.

CA95 is peaceful, get on the 10 easy. Now a days you can tuck in behind an 18 wheeler and relax because he's going 70+ without a care in the world for the CHP.
I drive this way a couple times a month having a place at LL, its nice and quiet, lets keep it that way lol Agnes Wilson is CLOSED!!!!

Also, I have jumped off the bridge into the river twice, Ill never do it again. I have always wanted to stop and measure how tall it is but haven't yet
 

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I make that drive from Kingman to Havasu 5 days a week, and yes, that slow lane is bad! The truckers don't even like running it. I have passed several that just hand out in the fast lane. Also, if you have to run the slow lane, you can run either of the paint lines and miss most of the craters
When we returning from our ranch North of Kingman around 3 PM and after getting on the 40 heading westbound we ran into a big traffic jam through Kingman, apparently caused by mainly trucks exiting on 93 heading to Vegas. First time we've ever found this to be the case, is this a new norm, or just one of those days ??
 

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When we returning from our ranch North of Kingman around 3 PM and after getting on the 40 heading westbound we ran into a big traffic jam through Kingman, apparently caused by mainly trucks exiting on 93 heading to Vegas. First time we've ever found this to be the case, is this a new norm, or just one of those days ??
I'm fortunate and take Old 66 through the canyon and get on the 40 @ Shinarump, but yes, the Beale St exit and Beale St its self can be a royal mess any given day of the week. I'm off work at 1500 and its screwed up then, Id imagine it only get worse
 

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Well we're coming into Kingman on Andy Devine (66), I could certainly just stay on it to Shinarump, just never done it. I'll try that next trip 👍
 

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Well we're coming into Kingman on Andy Devine (66), I could certainly just stay on it to Shinarump, just never done it. I'll try that next trip 👍
Been going to Kingman one day a week for 2 months and had never thought about the slow lane as we don't travel in it. Today I did take notice, HOLY CRAP BATMAN, one could get lost in some of those holes!!!
 

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Love that place. I also spent a bunch of time at Aha Quin. That whole section of river is really special.
Almost feels like the wife and I spent our whole 20 somethings at Water Wheel!!! Had the first gull wing that place had ever seen. Damn did we have a good time there and then the injens through us out.
 

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Almost feels like the wife and I spent our whole 20 somethings at Water Wheel!!! Had the first gull wing that place had ever seen. Damn did we have a good time there and then the injens through us out.
Spending my childhood summers at Lake Arrowhead, I'd only heard about "The River" and finally got to experience it in 67' when I was invited to go with the journeyman I was working with his family. It was one of the trailer parks north of Blythe a ways on the CA side off 95. Down river a couple of miles was another resort with a restaurant bar, pool table setup.
Anyway, smoothest and warmest water I'd ever skied on, that was the most welcoming water I'd ever experienced --- sure was spoiled when I went back up to Arrowhead, jumped in, my balls shriveled, dick shrank and the damned chop was back. 😂
 

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Spending my childhood summers at Lake Arrowhead, I'd only heard about "The River" and finally got to experience it in 67' when I was invited to go with the journeyman I was working with his family. It was one of the trailer parks north of Blythe a ways on the CA side off 95. Down river a couple of miles was another resort with a restaurant bar, pool table setup.
Anyway, smoothest and warmest water I'd ever skied on, that was the most welcoming water I'd ever experienced --- sure was spoiled when I went back up to Arrowhead, jumped in, my balls shriveled, dick shrank and the damned chop was back. 😂
The wife and I wouldn't give one second of our Water Wheel days back!! Our 25 year stint in Oregon was great as we got to live the Oregon Coast Dream and the last 13 years got to winter at Mayflower County Park just a short way up Cal 95 from Blythe.
 

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When we returning from our ranch North of Kingman around 3 PM and after getting on the 40 heading westbound we ran into a big traffic jam through Kingman, apparently caused by mainly trucks exiting on 93 heading to Vegas. First time we've ever found this to be the case, is this a new norm, or just one of those days ??
Hey Taboma,

I was at F&G in Kingman a few weeks ago and there was a guy there buying Mountain Lion tags or permits, he said that they have had an increase of ML's activity on their Ranch and they have killed a few some are very large Cats.
He mentioned that they have cut back acres of Junipers and now the wild grass is flourishing and brought in tons of wildlife to feed on the grass attracting the ML's that are now killing the Elk & Deer calves.
The guy pointed to the Mountains east of Kingman an hour or two away.
Is this an area where you reside ?
Not asking for a friend lol im asking cuz im looking for a Ranch to hunt Deer & Elk. 😁
 

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Hey Taboma,

I was at F&G in Kingman a few weeks ago and there was a guy there buying Mountain Lion tags or permits, he said that they have had an increase of ML's activity on their Ranch and they have killed a few some are very large Cats.
He mentioned that they have cut back acres of Junipers and now the wild grass is flourishing and brought in tons of wildlife to feed on the grass attracting the ML's that are now killing the Elk & Deer calves.
The guy pointed to the Mountains east of Kingman an hour or two away.
Is this an area where you reside ?
Not asking for a friend lol im asking cuz im looking for a Ranch to hunt Deer & Elk. 😁
We do get the occasional big kitty, in fact a few years ago one was taken on our property by the area cattle rancher after it killed a couple of calves. But otherwise the hunting in our immediate area is limited to a couple of short seasons of Black Powder and Bow.
The area you're referring to is east of us and either at or just beyond where Joel, Wash 11's amazing farm is located, which is Fort Rock Ranch. There is a hunting ranch located there, Dunton Ranch I believe is the name.
Here's a kitty my neighbor caught on his game cam one afternoon.
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So I made the drive today.
They have the main road closed down and are diverting traffic on a side frontage dirt road parallel to the highway for about a Mile.
Thin lanes lined by k rail.
 

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We did it last week, you can get through in a vehicle, like pkrrv619 said, it's kind of a side dirt road that skirts the bridge, it's a little narrow, I think getting a 5th wheel through there would be a little tricky, may not want to try it.
 
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