MogFest 2022

Adventures in the Mojave Desert


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  A massive lightning bolt splits the skies as a heavy rainstorm approaches the hills above our campsite at Calico, CA.
Extracted frame from iPhone video.
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With COVID in the rear-view mirror, plans were launched to hold another installment of MogFest at the Calico Ghost Town near Barstow, CA.  Moggers and friends assembled in the campground for several days of 4-wheeling fun in the Calico Mountains near the Ghost Town.  The group had used this campground in past years and no real issues were encountered other than noisy neighbors and high desert winds.  This year was a somewhat different story, however.


The link table below contains links to the photos and dialog for each of the days of the trip.  A variety of cameras were used to document this trip including our Sony A1, Sony A7R4 and the ubiquitous iPhone.

Links to Daily Adventures
Part Dates Adventure Locations
Day 1 Trail Run
Day 2 Trail Run, Potluck Dinner and Flash Flood



The desert can be a dangerous place with many hazards, including some that are hidden.  Camping in watercourses, while convenient and usually the most level place, is always a dicey thing, even when the weather forecast calls for clear skies.  Fortunately with our group, only casual damage occurred. Others were not so lucky.

Many thanks to Joe and Tammy for hosting this year's event.  Much effort was expended making the pieces come together and assembling the masses.


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