The wife and I have been meaning to get down to Death Valley for a few years now. Mr. Cob takes a big group of Urals down there in February. Since we got our Ural we just havent been able to make it down there for the Sidecar thing. Neither of us had ridden Death Valley other than just cutting through on the pavement. So we planned on making it down this year. Then there is the Death Valley March Noobs ride that I had been wanting to get down to and ride. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=562582 http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=524140 So we made the plans and made it happen. This is PART I the Fubruary issue. Day one we rode down from Napa CA to Lost Hills CA after work. Stopped and got a hotel for the night it was pretty chilly and windy. Day two we took hwy 5 down over the Tehachapi's into Death Valley. Morning at the hotel Perfect crisp weather Entering the park near Saline Valley A moment of silence for all those that have gone before What!? I had to go! Ive been holding it!