DVDAZE 2017 Death Valley January 26-29

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by RAZR, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. RAZR

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

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    we never ride South Pass or North Pass or Hunter or South Park during DVDAZE. there's always snow or ice.
    Echo Canyon, Big dune, Chloride Cliffs, Titus Canyon, the Big loop, Goler and Mengel are generally doable during DVDAZE.
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  2. 2on2off

    2on2off Head'n somewhere new

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    Thanks for the update on the mileage. Looks like it's going to be an epic weekend.
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  3. cbig

    cbig Rift- Raft, SCooter Trash

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    We rode what I think you call "Big Loop" last time, ubehebe, lippencott, steel pass and back, done all else,

    Big dune? Is that the dunes as you exit the echo pass trail headed to Beatty?

    Or something else, we haven't seen..hmm
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  4. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    That is Big Dune, just south of Beatty.
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  5. BHoward

    BHoward Been here awhile

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    Oh Shit, wait,
    That's a pic of Sherman Pass Thanksgiving weekend. :imaposer
  6. RAZR

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

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    yup! also known as Amargosa Dunes
    http://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/trails/info/nevada_02783/ride_7ce8.htm

    and Amargosa Valley north of the dunes to Beatty is all open riding since it's in Nevada which is a blast to ride but watch out for dirt roads that run perpendicular to your travel path northbound....
  7. RAZR

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

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    videos from previous DVDAZE to get you stoked

  8. RAZR

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

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    an hour after that video of Echo Canyon, Aram @Buster714 did his best "the whip" impression going across Amargosa Wash on a dirt road...

  9. 2on2off

    2on2off Head'n somewhere new

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    That Echo Canyon step up can be intimidating going up and down. Good to have friends along to help out if you need it just like the video shows. This is one of the epic trails in DV. Good route planning RAZR. Don't need heated gear when riding that trail. :)
  10. Bartek990

    Bartek990 Adventurer

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    Hi guys,
    Any open spots for one more person? Planing to truck up down with ktm 990 Thursday night?
    Bartek.
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  11. RAZR

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

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    check the Funrnace Creek reservation site.
    it looks like a few folks have bailed so there should be open campsites.
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    Bartek990 Adventurer

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    Thx,
    System doesn't show any spots yet. I will check tomorrow again.
  13. RAZR

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

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    if all else fails, i should have room for you and your tent but may not have room for your truck.
    or there should be someone else with enough room for your tent and you may have to park your truck in the overflow parking.
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    pfdskipper Westside Trash

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    I'm in 84 beginning Saturday, staying most of the week. Your welcome to stay and camp.
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    cbig Rift- Raft, SCooter Trash

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    Got it thanks.
    One of these days we will check that area out and gold bar area. Done just about everything else,
    Exception being Pappose Flat area. Best to stage from Panamint for that.

    2on2off,
    Never had any trouble at echo Scenery is great tho
    2010-12-21 09.09.54.jpg
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  16. Bartek990

    Bartek990 Adventurer

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    Morning,
    Thank you, I will pay you for my days, beers on me.
    Bartek.
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  17. 2on2off

    2on2off Head'n somewhere new

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    Pappose Flat is a great trail but probably has snow right now because it goes over 9,000 ft. High elevation single/double track with great views. More great trails east and north of Pappose that can connect to the White Mtn area to the north, Dyer to the N/E or Eureka Valley. So much great riding possibilities and not enough time.
  18. cbig

    cbig Rift- Raft, SCooter Trash

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    Yeah, you guys have fun, like the geology up there we will hit it in November.
  19. Dirty Devil

    Dirty Devil What's in the bag?

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    What was the overnight temperature last night please?
  20. RAZR

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

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    last night was cold.
    but it's warming up every day/night.
    tonight is in the low 40's.
    tomorrow night is forecast for mid 40's.
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