Should be a good winter in Death Valley.

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by larryboy, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Current Road Conditions All other Park roads are open and in standard condition
    Aguereberry Rd ................ Open; High-clearance; rough due to flood damage
    Badwater Rd ..................... debris on road from mile 8 to mile post 15; Road crews working drive with caution
    Charcoal Kilns.................. Mud and debris across both lanes of paved road, Gravel road to kilns high-clearance only.
    Cottonwood Canyon Rd .... Impassible; deep mud and standing water
    Dantes View ..................... CLOSED due to washouts
    Darwin Falls Road ............ Open; High-clearance; rough due to flood damage
    Devil's Golf Course Rd...... CLOSEDdue to washouts
    Harry Wade Road ............. Major washouts; 4x4 high-clearance
    Keane Wonder Road ........ CLOSED; road and mining area closed to ALL entry due to mine-safety hazards
    Mosaic Canyon Road ....... CLOSED due to washout; 4x4 high-clearance
    Mustard Canyon Rd .......... CLOSED due to washouts.
    Natural Bridge ................... CLOSED due to washouts.
    Racetrack Road ................ 4x4 high-clearance only due to moderate to severe flood damage,
    Saline Valley (North) ......... 4x4 high-clearance only; last 4 to 5 miles gone
    Saline Valley Airstrip ......... Washed Out
    Saline Valley (South) ........ Flood damage; signed Closed by Inyo County; 4x4 high-clearance only.
    Skidoo Road ..................... Open; High-clearance; rough due to flood damage
    20 Mule Team Rd ............. CLOSED due to washouts
    West Side Road. ............... High clearance recommended, deep standing water.; north end from Trail Canyon to Hanaupah Road
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  2. SFMCjohn

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    Good winter for old GSPDs, maybe ...
    Looks like it will be tough going for
    old KLRs, though ... ha.

    see you around the campfire,
    -- SFMCjohn
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  3. Just Paul

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  4. PinkPillion

    PinkPillion Been here awhile

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    All you will need is a paint can, a chicken, and your camera. Ride on! :D
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  5. LeDakaR!

    LeDakaR! Banned

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    I meant to talk to you at wmrs about DV, I am thinking about a 1 week exploration in December for my 30th birthday
    let's talk soon again!
    by the way thanks for making fun of my ass riding on that blown shock, I needed a good laugh!:rofl
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  6. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    They call it Goler Wash for a reason. :evil



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  7. skwidd

    skwidd where does this lead?

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    If that's a rental, you can make it with ease. :lol3

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  8. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    That's the ranger's Jeep, lemme drive it and I'd treat it like a rental. :lol3
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  9. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Ok, more intel...big washout is on the side trip road to the Barker Ranch ruins.


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    Edit; Nix that, it's on the main Goler route....good luck, don't force another DV rescue...the tards are making us all look bad.
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  10. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    I really hope the n00bs just stay home this winter. :deal


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    Seriously, if you don't ride as an A enduro pro rider, please don't go up there.

    Looked at a couple vids, it's not as bad as 2005, but it's beyond most around these here parts.
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  11. LeDakaR!

    LeDakaR! Banned

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    Well then ill stick to Titus and racetrack/teakettle
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  12. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Racetrack is gonna be more than normal, you can handle it, but it's washed out too.
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  13. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Is this up from Goler Wash?

    When I went up Goler Wash with a Jeep, about '05, it was an 8 foot rock step. The bike pics I've seen since are nothing like that.
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  14. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Yeah Goler, sorry.

    Inyo County graded Goler in the fall of 2005, they might do it again, but I'm betting that current budgets won't allow for that to happen until the next fiscal year.
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  15. Windrat

    Windrat just a poser

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    looks like a big tank for my small bike...is going to be needed

    now i just need to start planning a trip
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  16. cbig

    cbig Rift- Raft, SCooter Trash

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    Gotta admit tho I like the picture of the old scout...
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  17. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Looks awesome to me too, cbig!! I definitely see problems for me, those pics take away the momentum needed to get up the falls...really no point unless you're in a group that can drag bikes through the washout up towards Barker.
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  18. traveltoad

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  19. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Based on the corner in the back of that pic, it looks further up the canyon from the first big step as you come up the wash.

    Of course you can't tell how steep it is, but certainly looks do-able on a light bike with a trials tire. But you're right, a group of noobs spells disaster. :rofl

    So far I haven't ridden Goler on a bike, drove it by jeep years ago as I mentioned. With the barker ranch burned down there's not as much draw for me. Been covering the northwestern region and White Mountains on my last two and only trips. Looking forward to the riding season out there.
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  20. Hoologan

    Hoologan Been here awhile

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    Gonna have to keep an eye on this.... Thanks Larryboy
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