DVDAZE 2014 Death Valley

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by RAZR, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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    what he said! :deal:D
  2. StevefrmGV

    StevefrmGV MotoBro's RetroCycle's

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  3. StevefrmGV

    StevefrmGV MotoBro's RetroCycle's

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    Any one know if the south pass into Saline is passable? Also is the road to Cerro Gordo open? Would like to do therse Thursday if possible. I know there is some weather coming too.
    thanks
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    cbig Rift- Raft, SCooter Trash

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    know status of steel pass?
  5. 1224R

    1224R Long timer

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    Everything is super beat up, gnarly amd washed out... So yes it's open!!!:rofl
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    cbig Rift- Raft, SCooter Trash

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    we're not skerd... ice tho ....
    snow ...
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    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    This is what I was planning but am getting conflicting info. Maybe someone could tell me where exactly South Pass is? Is it Saline Valley Rd north of 190? Or somewhere else? :ear

    I was planning on taking that to Lippincott on Thursday and on to Eureka and back, and then coming to Furnace Creek for Thursday night.
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    StevefrmGV MotoBro's RetroCycle's

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    I am referring to the saline v road off of 190, not Liponcott. Could be some ice in the canyon dropping into the valley. Seen it before. We want to look at the chicken strip runway. Planning a fly down sometime soon.
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    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    Based on this: http://www.maturango.org/janetmuseumpages/deathvalley/road_info.html

    I <think> it's OK. I'm staying at Panamint Springs on Weds night and will be heading out of there Thursday morning to head up to Lippincott and/or Hunter.

    "Saline Valley Road (South Pass) - “OPEN!!” Grapevine Canyon still rough, high clearance
    Saline Valley Road bottom - freshly graded = no washboards yet- Just so ya know... Airing down and using 4x4 helps some, but it's still hard on suspensions! Speed causes washboards!
    Saline - Chicken Strip - ? probably has deep ruts across it like Bat Road? for careful pilots used to rough uphill landings, tail-dragger best. The Springs people will probably work on it at Christmas? They did the Bat road at Thanksgiving. "
  10. CA Stu

    CA Stu Thanks Super Moderator

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    It's always icy in one spot there.
    If you ride in from the 190 side, you'll be going down hill over it so it should be pretty easy going.

    Edit: This pic was taken at the top of the hill:

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    It's a short section that is on the north side of a hill, so it's in the shade all the time and the snow and ice sticks there long after it's gone everywhere else.
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    StevefrmGV MotoBro's RetroCycle's

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    Ok thanks
  12. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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    South Pass........... Ian (Maniac) was there this past weekend and he said its open, but they are doing maintenance on it, so be advised of possible trucks and earth movers doing work.
    Lipencott is fine.
    Steel Pass only has a few spots that would get cold enough for ice buy probably not now. it's been warm.

    South Pass is Saline Valley Road off the 190 near Panamint Springs Resort. there is that area that never gets sun and seems to always have some spotty ice in places. don't worry about that.

    and back to the Mengel - Goler loop.... you can get to the 190 from Balarat...just continue down Indian Ranch Road (even if the closed signs are still there. trust me, the old guy at Ballarat said people have been driving right past it no prob) and continue (to the right) on the sandy dirt 2 track(not on maps) to the 190 (don't take Indian Ranch Rd to Trona Wildrose... that's where they're doing road work)
    OR don't do the "loop", just backtrack on Goler and Mengel back to Furnace Creek. hwy 190 is bah bah boring. :lol3
  13. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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    Stu, was the 'KLR Love Ride' this past weekend?

    are you coming this weekend?

    BTW, you know KLR's aren't welcome at DVDAZE. :deal bring your REAL bike. :lol3
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    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    THIS is what I was looking for! THANKS! :thumb
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    Since I'm already bringing out a seat, doing an install for an inmate and I know I'll be asked if I have any more, let me nip this in the bud right now and toss an offer out there if I may.

    If you are have been thinking about getting a Seat Concepts seat let me know ASAP and I'll get you hooked up with the double secret special DV riding buddy deal this weekend and this weekend only. It's so good I can't post the details here other than no shipping, I'll pay the sales tax and do the install. :evil If you are interested shoot me a PM or email with what you want ASAP. :deal
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    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    I'd like mine a bit taller. Got some foam you can bring? :ear
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    I have one of these seats on my KTM.. They are the shit. My ass sends me emails and texts all the time saying how great I am for getting this seat... Just saying is all...
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  19. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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    love my Seat Concepts so much, I asked MXBundy to make me a bed. :lol3
  20. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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