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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by RAZR, Dec 6, 2013.
what he said!
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.
know status of steel pass?
Everything is super beat up, gnarly amd washed out... So yes it's open!!!
we're not skerd... ice tho ....
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?
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.
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.
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. "
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:
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.
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.
Stu, was the 'KLR Love Ride' this past weekend?
are you coming this weekend?
BTW, you know KLR's aren't welcome at DVDAZE. bring your REAL bike.
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this is kind of a funny read.