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Old 11-26-2010, 08:13 AM   #3256
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Teakettle Junction

Have heard about the Racetrack. Looking forward to riding Death Valley
some day. Thanks for the pics, Blake!
The Racetrack is interesting. We walked out to the grandstand, but the cool "moving rocks" are near the southern end of the playa.



From the southern end it's a short distance to the top of Lippincott Mine Rd, which is a fun way down to Saline Valley.
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Old 11-26-2010, 05:08 PM   #3257
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Saline Valley.

Interesting. Quite the drive. Is this the place?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saline_Valley,_California
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Old 11-26-2010, 07:58 PM   #3258
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Interesting. Quite the drive. Is this the place?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saline_Valley,_California


Saline Valley Rd is just a way to get to and from some good rides. We took Saline Valley Rd out off of 190, then at South Pass took a right and went around Hunter Mtn and down into Hidden Valley. From there around to Teakettle Jct and past the Racetrack - our primary goal was to do Lippincott Mine Rd, which connects back with SVR and makes a nice loop out of Panamint Springs, where we stayed.

http://www.4x4wire.com/trail/report/...lippincott.htm
http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...4664169782623#

That was the most interesting riding we did, with some of the best scenery. Titus Canyon was cool, but riding-wise pretty tame stuff. We ran out of time and didn't get to do Goler Wash and Mengel Pass.
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Old 11-26-2010, 08:48 PM   #3259
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:51 PM   #3260
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Some very cool stuff.

Can you ride right across the lake bed?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racetrack_Playa

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Saline Valley Rd is just a way to get to and from some good rides. We took Saline Valley Rd out off of 190, then at South Pass took a right and went around Hunter Mtn and down into Hidden Valley. From there around to Teakettle Jct and past the Racetrack - our primary goal was to do Lippincott Mine Rd, which connects back with SVR and makes a nice loop out of Panamint Springs, where we stayed.

http://www.4x4wire.com/trail/report/...lippincott.htm
http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...4664169782623#

That was the most interesting riding we did, with some of the best scenery. Titus Canyon was cool, but riding-wise pretty tame stuff. We ran out of time and didn't get to do Goler Wash and Mengel Pass.
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:59 PM   #3261
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Some very cool stuff.

Can you ride right across the lake bed?
no.... they prefer you don't even walk on it when it's wet, as footprints last for years. There's parking there, and folks walking the playa to see the moving rocks.

The desert is delicate stuff - you stick to the roads and trails there.
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:23 PM   #3262
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So what causes those rocks to move ?
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Old 11-27-2010, 05:36 AM   #3263
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So what causes those rocks to move ?
Welcome to tha asylum Varradero!

Wind. It's a bit breezy there.
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Old 11-27-2010, 08:22 AM   #3264
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no.... they prefer you don't even walk on it when it's wet, as footprints last for years. There's parking there, and folks walking the playa to see the moving rocks.

The desert is delicate stuff - you stick to the roads and trails there.
Pretty much 100 ft off of the roads in death valley is considered wilderness, no motor vehicles allowed. Atleast that is what I remember.
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:36 PM   #3265
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I bet atleast a few of you here are into old trucks. How about this beauty???


Retired firetruck 1970 Ford F350 (Napco Converted to 4X4). Isnt it a beaut??? We hauled it from his place up near pine, down to the business to mount a flatbed on it and do some light work. God...... this is pretty much the coolest truck I've ever seen






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Now... look at these bad boys. Me and my brother jumped on the back and it didnt sink down an inch. Also had a hell of a bounce issue coming down the dirt road


And what a lovely logo, my favourite part of the truck
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:52 PM   #3266
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I bet atleast a few of you here are into old trucks.
I had one of these (mine was white) for a number of years. 1960 F100, before the Twin I-Beam came out.
I was the 2nd owner when I got it with 30k on it. The 223 six and four speed (granny low).... interior all red and white metal. Vacuum wipers... no power anything, my g/f hated driving it.
I sold it to a guy, then a few years later bought it back. I sold it when I moved to Vegas in '92 (no a/c)

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Very cool!

For a while I had a 63 F100 4X4 with a swapped in 400

Nothing like a old ford truck, none of that computer crap. You can just get under there with a wrench and fix anything.

Only reason I got rid of mine was it was a starter eater, and would only last about 10-15 starts per starter. The checker's guys were getting pretty irritated with me coming in and constantly trading it for a new one.








And the guy I sell it to sends me pics a few months later (Last week) showing how good it looked, and how he was rat-rodding it
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:29 PM   #3268
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I bet atleast a few of you here are into old trucks...
Spent much of this morning following this '56 Chevy Restoration online at Garage Journal.


I wish I had the shop, the time, the cash, and probably most necessary the skills to do a gorgeous old truck restore!
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By the way, love your new '70 F350, but the side logo's are pretty offensive.

IMHO, extrajudicial mob lynchings represent pretty much one of the darkest hours of modern American social history.

I'm sure it's meant as a cool symbol or joke, kind of like somebody would hang a confederate flag without any real idea what it represented, but in my mind it's closer to riding around with swastika's on your pickup.

There I go getting all political again...
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:44 PM   #3270
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By the way, love your new '70 F350, but the side logo's are pretty offensive.
There I go getting all political again...
Yeah, It was a joke. But that was the original company's logo. kinda strange huh?
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