Going to do Death Valley mid November about 16,17th

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by cbig, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. DanOGrande

    DanOGrande vorn and confused

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    Goler Wash got hammered by a big storm earlier this month. Some of the 4x4 internet sites are showing pictures of huge washouts. The "stairs" at the bottom of Goler are apparently....pretty challenging. Pleasant Canyon is OK though.
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  2. Dirtnadvil

    Dirtnadvil Been here awhile

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    By the way, I left a trail of tools and a license plate on the road to Steele pass from the hot springs. :lol3
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  3. RAZR

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

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    mmmmmm Death Valley:tb
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  4. jrsride2002

    jrsride2002 Adventurer

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    I lost two sets of tools! One set on Lippencot, the other is also somewhere on Steele Pass:(: I will forever miss that nice set of ratcheting combo wrenches...

    ~Junior
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  5. zeegman

    zeegman Been here awhile

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    Now I know where this came from! :lol3
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    Mike Z
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  6. jrsride2002

    jrsride2002 Adventurer

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    Well........I uuhhh..............uuuummmm............. Thats not my wrench.............. :eek1:shog:huh:waysad.... Though, its amazing how similar that is to my stock wrench set that Honda gave me all then years ago.....................



    HOLY CRAP DUDE!!!!!!!!! Are you kidding me?!?!?!?!?!?!? Where did you pick that up at?? Still got it????????? That looks like the its from the kit I lost down Lippencot............. How f'ed do that leave you?? If it was from my kit, truly man, I am sorry. I swear if we were to ever meet. I owe you a few beers to help recomp that tire/tube..

    ~Junior
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  7. cbig

    cbig Rift- Raft, SCooter Trash

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    Getting geared up now just a couple weeks and change. Roads look like repairs are happening..
    Anything major still out and does anyone know much about the Papoose area off Death Valley Rd?
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  8. cme4lyt

    cme4lyt Been here awhile

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    Heading to Death Valley (Panamint Springs Resort) for the Thanksgiving weekend. My first time there and sooooooo looking forward to it !

    Dragging my TE450 on the back of my LandCruiser so I should be doing some riding and 4-wheelin' while there :clap

    I'm heading down from the Nor Cal East Bay and will be coming in from Bakersfield. What's the last possible place I can get gas before hitting PS ? I have about a 290 mile range in my LC and it looks like I need some place closer than Bakersfield to PS and return.

    Thanks in advance !!!

    jonathan
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  9. RAZR

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

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    also Panamint Springs Resort has gas. a little more $ than in Olancha.

    http://www.panamintsprings.com/services/gas-station-general-store/
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  10. cme4lyt

    cme4lyt Been here awhile

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  11. mwolff

    mwolff Been here awhile

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    Another NorCal-er heading to DV over Thanksgiving! I hope to leave Ukiah Mon. P.M., and be at PSR by Tuesday evening. I'm hauling my DRZ400 and will ride much of my 4 days there. Hope to see you. Marty
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  12. cme4lyt

    cme4lyt Been here awhile

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    Marty,

    I'll be coming into camp about 14:00 on Wednesday. Sharing a site with another couple who are driving down from Sac with a DR650 , I think, on the back of their silver Sprinter Camper Van. They should be there sometime Wednesday morning. My Husky TE450 will be on the back of my dark green LandCruiser. I'm sure you'll find us !

    My first time there so I'll be seeking advice and routes to ride.

    Rgds...


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  13. O'Hooligan

    O'Hooligan Ken Dodd's dads dogs dead

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    Jonathan, see you there, oh and its only a DR350! We are looking forward to it, hope the weather is good!
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  14. cbig

    cbig Rift- Raft, SCooter Trash

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    Sorry no pics, internet slowww.
    Was asked to report on Mengel. There were no steps getting into Golar. It had been filled and there were tractor tire tracks. Further up, yeah some washed out sections. No problems for our smaller bikes but a 950 or bmw gs will have some trouble on the rocks. Mengel pass wasn't any rougher than I remember. My buddy had to Flintstone it only once going down the rocks. (Xr650r) doable on a 950 with teamwork.

    Ideal weather.
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  15. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    Make sure you guys stop by Site 15 if wandering around, if after dark look for the holy fire pit.

    I will be there Thursday morning in the AM.

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  16. slidewayes

    slidewayes slidewayes

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    Hope you have enough firewood to last until Fri. night
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  17. BigNastybrp

    BigNastybrp Big Nasty

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    Going to park my truck at P.S. and ride out back sat night,:freaky hope to use your fire pit. Bert
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  18. cbig

    cbig Rift- Raft, SCooter Trash

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    Leave 2morrow. Hunter pass was great smooth riding. Out to tea kettle from hidden valley some rocks and also some washouts coming up south pass. Lippencott was in nice shape as i remember it.

    Nice conditions all way around.
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  19. RandyM

    RandyM Less talk, More ride

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    Thanks Cbig,

    I'll be out there over Thanksgiving too.
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  20. zeegman

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    Not to worry. The picture is actually from Utah on the Pony Express route but I thought it would be fun to show what we picked up on the trail. The wrench did not puncture the tire but it made a big racket when the wrench was banging against the shock mud guard.

    MZ
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