Death Valley invaded by Creeps?!

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Low594, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. Low594

    Low594 Adventuring Creep

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    That's right! Creeps M/C is making their 2nd run to DV, the first was 2 yrs ago for DVDaze. This time we have decided to do our own run.
    -3/22 early AM --> leave San Jose, CA & camp/hotel in the Bakersfield area
    -3/23 early PM -->arrive in Furnace Creek CG
    -3/24 AM --> south tour loop (details to follow)
    -3/25 AM --> north tour loop (details to follow)
    -3/26 early AM --> ride towards San Jose, CA; camp TBA
    -3/27 early PM --> arrive back in the Bay Area

    In the last month more people have been jumping on board, as we put out the open invite to join us. We are now making this invite more public!

    What does this invite include?
    -Join us around the campfire (site #143 @ Furnace Creek)
    -Join us out on the trail
    -Join us for the ride to DV or to the Bay Area

    What does this not include?
    -no Tshirt
    -no maps
    -no food
    (list goes on!)

    What do we expect from you?
    -Provide your own gear, meals, gas, etc
    -Make your own arrangements
    -Pay your portion of the site fee, with whomever you arrange to share a site with
    -Storys around the campfire
    -be able to carry a minimum of 200miles worth of fuel!
    -can handle 200+ miles in a day (day trips will be 160+/- miles of mixed dirt/highway between gas stops!)

    Please, don't be dependent on others, without prior arrangements!

    **This is not an organized event, in fact it's a disorganized ride!**
    **We only got 1 site, it is full to capacity!**
    There are 2 CGs in the Furnace Creek area, which are "1st come, 1st served", Sunset and Texas Springs, get someone there early to insure a site!

    North Loop
    https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=204626483215407402072.0004d3388e6b1b0aa2c42&msa=0
    South Loop
    https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=204626483215407402072.0004d2cc7d11f0b4988eb&msa=0&ll=36.196633,-116.461945&spn=0.615067,1.234589
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  2. Low594

    Low594 Adventuring Creep

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    Confirmed list for Furnace Creek[7 total]:
    -Low594 (KTM 640 Adventure)
    -panda! (Suzuki DRZ400)
    -DJ CYCLES[+1] (BMW R1100GS)
    -jejtastic (KTM 690E-R)
    -reaymorgan (Suzuki DR650)
    -Lloyd(non-inmate) (Honda XR675L/SM)


    Confirmed for Texas Spring/Sunset CG[4 total]:
    -jrsride2002[+3]
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  3. jrsride2002

    jrsride2002 Adventurer

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    Wait what?! I want my damn T-shirt!!!!!! :rofl


    YES!! My collaboration of hooligans will TRY to make Texas Spring our Camp Ground of choice. If that does not pan out, the we are off to Sunset CG... Texas has firepits.....
    We will TRY and take over 2 RV sites, one for ourselves and the other for extra inmates that wish to join us(only so we can get some parking space and be drunk and loud. but we wont have an RV).

    To quote the NPS site:
    "Campsites are limited to no more than eight people and two vehicles or one recreational vehicle per site."

    The one condition about joining our site is you MUST have a good campfire attitude!! :freaky

    Other then that, lets have a great weekend

    ~Junior
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  4. Low594

    Low594 Adventuring Creep

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    Just to clarify that, 2 cars are allowed to park at a site and are included in the price, extra vehicles pay a fee and park in the overflow parking. They usually let 6-8 bikes park at a site as long as they are in the parking area!
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  5. Low594

    Low594 Adventuring Creep

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    You bring it, we will all sign it!

    But don't forget your safety glasses, we'll be using spray paint!:evil
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  6. DanOGrande

    DanOGrande vorn and confused

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    RE: Your north loop....Lippencott Mine Rd. is still there and in pretty good shape. Could you be referring to Steele Pass? It was hit in those storms but is actually OK now.
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  7. Low594

    Low594 Adventuring Creep

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    I reread thru this thread, seems my memory failed. The washed out portion was part of South Pass, near Lippencott. But also, several people advised against doing Lippencott for the first time on large bikes, which we have a couple of. The group is mostly dirt noobs, so we are carefully picking routes, that should help us with some skills!

    I'm hoping our next run to DV will be light-loaded and camping along the way!
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  8. DanOGrande

    DanOGrande vorn and confused

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    Gotcha. Not sure I'd want to do Lippencott on my GS. Your map looks like you will use Hunter Mt. road to get from Teakettle Junction to the top of South Pass/Saline Valley Rd. You definitely want to check road reports before you go-Hunter Mt. can close with snow/mud. The good news is that Racetrack Rd from Ubehebe to the Racetrack is in excellent condition.
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  9. Low594

    Low594 Adventuring Creep

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    Yep! Thats the route! I'm keeping close tabs on the road report thread, altho my link to the nps road closure site doesnt work! Does anyone have an up to date link for the nps site?!
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    DanOGrande vorn and confused

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    Low594 Adventuring Creep

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    Low594 Adventuring Creep

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    Just a lil more than 1 week left!:clap
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  13. Low594

    Low594 Adventuring Creep

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    Any last minute adds?!?!
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  14. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

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    Not in the picture this year, Low!

    Too bad......it looks like fun!

    Cheers
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  15. Low594

    Low594 Adventuring Creep

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    Damn! Maybe next time!
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  16. Off Limits

    Off Limits Banned

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    i thought the creeps were going on the 28th?:rofl
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  17. Low594

    Low594 Adventuring Creep

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    Yep, going to our jobs!:cry
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  18. Low594

    Low594 Adventuring Creep

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    About 2.5 days left til we leave! Weather looks like anywhere between mid 70* and low 80*, should be real nice!
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  19. Str8lin

    Str8lin Keep it moving!

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    Will you be posting a trip report. I thinking about doing heading to DV in a couple weeks and would be cool to hear about your experiences, road reports camping etc.... kinda reconing it for us!

    be safe!
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  20. Low594

    Low594 Adventuring Creep

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    We are on our way back home now. Had a great time! I didnt take too many notes, but I could probably throw a bit an RR together for you! I'll see what I can do when I get home to a real computer!
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