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Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - West & PNW' started by fhammond, Feb 25, 2014.
The hot spring at Fletcher Junction.
More about the same trip: Is there gas in Goldfield, NV?
Nope, hope I don't wtill show it in my SMTS NV file. I try to show all remote gas stations and their phone number so you can verify.
Oops, I still show it. Will fix that soon.
Ever been to the one on the Walker river? My friend was there and a bunch of guests of Hilton were there waiting for a copter with Hookers to arive. They said the Hookers insisted that they cement the pools for them to be more comfortable.
Ok, I have to confess that I forgot to look at SMTS NV! Sorry.
Yeah, I poked around a little last night after posting and found the same thing: no gas. Bummer. Seems we'll have to stop at Tonopah, since it's a probably too far from Hawthorne to Beatty.
Enclosed is the mostly-final track. Let me know what you think. As I mentioned earlier, I'm fine with an easy ride down - scenic graded dirt, is the theme, I think - since we'll have real dirt bikes in Death Valley when we arrive.
Unless you are trying to make time with so much highway, there are options.
I have never been there but you could go thru Candelaria.
I would come down hwy 264 then turn to "The Crossing" past the hot springs and all dirt road to Silver Peak then all dirt road to Tonopah.
I want to get to Panamint Springs mid to late afternoon, so that's why the second day (the pink trails) are more on the road. Candelaria looks interesting though and definitely riding from Alkali spring on dirt to Tonopah would be good.
You mention highway 264 but I only see 265; do you mean 265?
From Hwy 6 down to Dyer.
Ah, got it. How's Coyote Rd for big bikes? You've got an interesting dog-leg on your Dyer-Ton track - right about N37 46.613 W117 44.435 - that looks pretty gnarly. Why the bypass off Coyote?
How's Powerline up from the Alkali springs up to Tonopah? You're probably eager for me to actually leave (Wednesday!) so I can quit asking you questions.
Hmm...maybe we'll just go from 360, to 6, to 264 to Dyer to get gas, then across to Silver Peak, to Alkali, then just head south on 95, skipping Tonopah entirely. Hmm...
Coyote is county haul road for semis. Yes that is Dual Sport dog-leg, stay on Coyote right into Silver Peak. Also steep downhill single track into old Blair train station.
Never been on that Pwr Line rd. I never go across a valley if there is route thru hills.
Yes no real reason to go to Tonopah if you go to Dyer for gas. HOWEVER, don't follow my route clear to Coyote. When you come out of Mc Afee cyn to a graded rd, turn right not left and follow it S/E then N/E around to Silver Peak.