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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-25-2015, 02:22 PM
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Posted By 2on2off
Central Valley Dual Sport Rides more fun good times

It was 45 degrees in Reedley at noon with high fog clouds. Rode to Pine Hurst up highway 180 and it is sunny and 70 degrees at 4,000 ft. Perfect weather in the mountains right now.

That is one of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-25-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 139,769
Posted By 2on2off
Briggs Cabin even has an outdoor patio area to...

Briggs Cabin even has an outdoor patio area to stop at for a break. I think the 4x4 community keep it in good shape and those who use it have generally followed the idea to "leave it in better shape...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-25-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 1,677
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Posted By 2on2off
Pleasant Canyon South Park Loop Video

Here are some videos I shot a few years ago of the Pleasant Canyon South Park Loop riding it clockwise:

Going up Pleasant Canyon to Rogers Pass:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Afpjh5x-d-U
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-22-2015, 12:31 PM
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Posted By 2on2off
About 7 years ago I heard about some guys riding...

About 7 years ago I heard about some guys riding motos on 007 getting lectured by some mtb'ers on that trail. At the end of the day they came back to their truck to find all the air had been let out...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-21-2015, 05:10 PM
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Posted By 2on2off
School House Tomorrow Night

oldbmw, justsumguy and I plan to be at School House tomorrow night.

We plan to ride there. brrrrrrrrrrr..
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 60,823
Posted By 2on2off
Cheers to all the wives out there who are...

Cheers to all the wives out there who are supportive of riding. :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

My wife has ridden with me and on her own bike our entire marriage. I count...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-20-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 139,769
Posted By 2on2off
Squaw Flat is east of Big Pine. Had to get a...

Squaw Flat is east of Big Pine. Had to get a forest service map to find it the first time. Shows up on Mapsource once you know where to look. Fun route running mostly N/S and is at an elevation...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-20-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 139,769
Posted By 2on2off
Did you ride north or south pass? If so, what...

Did you ride north or south pass? If so, what were the conditions?

Thanks.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-01-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 139,769
Posted By 2on2off
Outstanding pics. Looks like you didn't have any...

Outstanding pics. Looks like you didn't have any "on road" conditions to worry about on your loop through Death Valley.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-26-2014, 10:09 PM
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Posted By 2on2off
Very scenic route you have planned from Pahrump...

Very scenic route you have planned from Pahrump so take your time and enjoy the ride. Stop off at Dante's View if you have the time and Panamint Springs Resort on the way to Lone Pine. Keeler also...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-26-2014, 10:52 AM
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Posted By 2on2off
Cold weekend in DV

It is going to be a very cold this weekend in Death Valley. The higher elevations will be in the 20's in the mornings and Furnace Creek will have highs in the low 50's.

My friend is taking his...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-20-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 139,769
Posted By 2on2off
Thanks for the clarification on how long it takes...

Thanks for the clarification on how long it takes to ride the big loop. Mapsource always says it will take longer than it actually does, I just never know how far off it is. When planning a loop...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-19-2014, 07:39 PM
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Posted By 2on2off
The more I hear about conditions on Steele Pass,...

The more I hear about conditions on Steele Pass, they more I want to go ride it.

I have never heard of snow or ice causing issues on Steele Pass or Lippincott.

This 235 mile loop might be...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-19-2014, 09:58 AM
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Views: 139,769
Posted By 2on2off
4x4 forum on Saline Valley & Steele Pass

Below is a link to a Saline Valley Forum. Seems like it is mostly 4x4 people on this thread.

They have a specific threads with road conditions for Steele Pass, North Pass and South Pass and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-18-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,556
Posted By 2on2off
Thanks for posting this. I was just in Shoshone...

Thanks for posting this. I was just in Shoshone and had no idea the caves were a few hundred yards from where I was fueling up. :clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-17-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 139,769
Posted By 2on2off
Cerro Gordo Caretaker Phone Number

Thanks for the update.

Cerro Gordo is at an elevation over 8,100 feet and gets snow so this time of year and most likely has snow right now. Call ahead and ask Robert what the current...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-16-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1,677
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Posted By 2on2off
I was in Cerro Gordo in Oct. last year and at...

I was in Cerro Gordo in Oct. last year and at that time the hotel was not in operation and there didn't appear to be any plans to open it. I'm only aware of one hotel in Cerro Gordo so if there is...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-15-2014, 10:21 PM
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Posted By 2on2off
The more adventurous option will have you on a...

The more adventurous option will have you on a washboard dirt road from just east of Ubehebe Crater to approx. 7 miles west of the turn off to Eureka Dunes for a total of 40 miles of washboard dirt...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-15-2014, 07:59 PM
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Views: 139,769
Posted By 2on2off
Traveltoad and RAZR know DV

For those of you that have been following this thread since I started it in December 2009, Traveltoad was the third rider to contribute and has been giving helpful information for five years. He...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-15-2014, 06:32 PM
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Posted By 2on2off
Some of the first snow in DV this winter

I think I set a personal record for least amount of miles ridden on a Death Valley trips last week. I only rode 125 miles last Thursday and just hung out and enjoyed the rain on Friday and the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-15-2014, 06:18 PM
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Views: 139,769
Posted By 2on2off
First hand reports are important to this thread

As far as I'm concerned, first hand reports are really what this thread is all about and I appreciate everyone who has contributed.

Hearing from riders who have recently ridden any of the roads...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-09-2014, 06:31 PM
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Posted By 2on2off
The five ways in and out of Saline Valley

I have ridden the five ways in and out of Saline Valley which are are:

1. North Pass: has sections over 7,200 ft. A heavy rain can cause significant washouts on this road. A heavy snow can close...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-05-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 139,769
Posted By 2on2off
Excellent pics Isaac. Nice shot in particular of...

Excellent pics Isaac. Nice shot in particular of the Goler Steps.

Still waiting for some pics of the Steele Pass Washout. I'll be back in DV in 1 1/2 weeks and will try to ride to this washout....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-01-2014, 01:45 PM
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Posted By 2on2off
Road to the springs and south pass

The road to the springs had some whoops and sand but could easily be ridden on an adventure bike. South Pass was unbelievably fantastic. The best I have ever seen it.

I wanted to explore...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-01-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 139,769
Posted By 2on2off
Death Valley Road from Ubehebe Crater to North Pass

The road from Ubehebe Crater to Crankshaft Junction and on to the turn off for North Pass was also in very good condition except for the washboard.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-01-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 139,769
Posted By 2on2off
Death Valley 2 day solo ride pictures

My second day solo started in Beatty where I rode to Titus Canyon. The approach to Titus Canyon through the mountains is the most spectacular part of this section in my opinion:...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-30-2014, 11:50 PM
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Views: 139,769
Posted By 2on2off
Impassable washout on Steele Pass?

I was at Warm Springs yesterday in Saline Valley but couldn't find anyone with current information on the condition of the washout on Steele Pass.

Any pictures or video of anyone who has ridden or...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-29-2014, 09:26 AM
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Views: 139,769
Posted By 2on2off
The Escape Route ...

The Escape Route
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/29/b61c11b3b53568bd652fb7082de76900.jpg

Mengle Pass
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/29/bca7d713c4ea66d4a2bd4c948d5820ab.jpg...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-28-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 139,769
Posted By 2on2off
Just rode to Beatty from Trona on the following...

Just rode to Beatty from Trona on the following sections:

The Escape Route- it is in the usual condition.

Gohler Wash- took me three attempts to make it over the steps because there is loose,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-24-2014, 12:06 PM
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Posted By 2on2off
PSR Thanksgiving meal

Panamint Springs Resort hosts a big Thanksgiving meal this Thursday. They have been doing this for years but I have never been able to make it.

Rode through there on my street bike the last two...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-24-2014, 11:59 AM
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Posted By 2on2off
Running solo in DV

You probably already know there is almost no cell phone service in DV so if you are riding solo, it would be a good idea to have a Spot or Satellite Phone in case you get injured and can't walk out...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-08-2014, 10:17 PM
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Posted By 2on2off
We made it to the top of the hill overlooking the...

We made it to the top of the hill overlooking the Rancheria site and rode down hill a bit. It looked just as difficult going down as what we just rode up so we called it a day because we knew we...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-08-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15,774
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Posted By 2on2off
When we started down into the Rancheria site, it...

When we started down into the Rancheria site, it looked like it was going to be another difficult climb on the way out so we decided to call it a day.

Oldbmw and justsomeguy could have made it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-08-2014, 06:22 PM
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Posted By 2on2off
Central Valley Dual Sport Rides more fun good times

Today's unsuccessful attempt to get to the bottom of Verplank on Rancheria Trail from the bottom. Rancheria Trail is very steep with deep ruts.

We made it to the top of the first hill and then...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-06-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 15,774
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Posted By 2on2off
GPS Tracks

No problem. Oldbmw, justsumguy and I will be doing some exploring at the bottom of DerPlank this Saturday to see if we can find all three trails leading to the Rancheria area.

I hope to get...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-05-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15,774
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Posted By 2on2off
GPS Coordinates needed

Having GPS Coordinates of the locations where everyone has gotten stuck over the years and some GPS Coordinates of how far up the trail, from the bottom, our Verplank explorers got, would be great...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-04-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,268
Posted By 2on2off
Riding the washout

Thanks for the information. Is there any chance of dropping into the washout and then riding either direction to a place where you could ride out of it with less difficulty?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-03-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15,774
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Posted By 2on2off
The 2" Single Track

Now that has to be the narrowest trail I have ever seen.

Looks like some shovels and pick axes are needed for that section of the trail to at least make it 4" wide. :rofl:rofl

It would only...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-02-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,268
Posted By 2on2off
washout on steele pass

The conditions change from year to year especially on the passes in and out of Saline Valley mainly because of summer storms that create washouts when the rain is heaviest.

Larryboy already gave...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-28-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15,774
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Posted By 2on2off
1. I created a route with Garmin MapSource 2....

1. I created a route with Garmin MapSource
2. Then selected "view in Google Earth"
3. Then saved the screen shot
4. Then uploaded it to SmugMug
5. Then copied it to this thread

I have not...
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