Death Valley 2019

Discussion in 'Americas' started by pegbeater, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. Black Cat CO

    Black Cat CO Been here awhile

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    I was more asking about base camp ideas for my crew being that we’d be driving in from Colorado, not riding in and only that we may be meeting up with you if your timing and plans coincided with ours.
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  2. Black Cat CO

    Black Cat CO Been here awhile

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    Thank you for all the suggestions, that will be super helpful when taking the planning summary into the mapping phase.
    Thanks Mr. Motopsychoman
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  3. Black Cat CO

    Black Cat CO Been here awhile

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    PSR = Panamint Springs ???
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  4. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

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    Yup.
    Camp sites are cheap. The beer is good and not too expensive. Food is a bit pricey. Gas is expensive.
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  5. pegbeater

    pegbeater Been here awhile Supporter

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    Oh, right. Yeah, if your crew is coming (family I assume?), PSR or Beatty will be your best bet.

    And , if people are coming to join up, I’m willing to accommodate.
    :clap:-)
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  6. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

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    Not much in Beatty but there are a few places to eat, a grocery, and gas is cheap. But it puts you farther away from many spots in DV.
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  7. pegbeater

    pegbeater Been here awhile Supporter

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    Hot springs!!! Ahhhhhh. Really nice after extended desert time
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  8. Black Cat CO

    Black Cat CO Been here awhile

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    Awesome!!!
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  9. Black Cat CO

    Black Cat CO Been here awhile

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    Been looking at tea kettle junction over hunter mountain rd. or lippincott rd. are these generally doable in winter?
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  10. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

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    Hunter Mountain would be iffy. There is often still snow there at the end of March. It just depends on the winter. The downgrade on the back of Hunter might be too much fun if icy or muddy. If dry, no problem.
    It will be cold up there and much warmer at the bottom (Teakettle/Racetrack).

    A typical loop could take in either of those routes and Ubehebe. That way you are guaranteed many miles of horrible washboard.

    My very first n00b ride in DV was PSR to Teakettle via Hunter Mtn, Racetrack, then Ubehebe and pavement back to PSR.
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  11. Black Cat CO

    Black Cat CO Been here awhile

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    Ok Thanks. "many miles of horrible washboard" not cool but very fun, LOL
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  12. oneway

    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    I would suggest that if you go lippincott you do down it from Tea kettle and not up.
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  13. Black Cat CO

    Black Cat CO Been here awhile

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    Thanks
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  14. pegbeater

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    For what it’s worth, when I was there last about 3 years ago, there was no standing snow on any of the peaks. I have not been up that road at all. I went strait to racetrack and back. And the washboard was really bad.

    That is one of the routes that I would like to try though. Titus canyon for sure. I will start going though my map when I get home and take a look at some of the other trails.

    Does anyone have a list of the cabins in and around the park?
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  15. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    I know of 33 in the area, I've been to 26 and it's taken me 14 years.
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  16. Black Cat CO

    Black Cat CO Been here awhile

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    Sounds great, it’s about the only thing I’m thinking about right now.
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  17. pegbeater

    pegbeater Been here awhile Supporter

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    Wow, that’s a lot of cabins. Is there a short list of must see’s?
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  18. pegbeater

    pegbeater Been here awhile Supporter

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    Yeah, its Christmas and all I can think about is this trip!!!:clap
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    pegbeater Been here awhile Supporter

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    Merry Christmas everyone and thanks again for all the great info!!!
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    larryboy Stable genius.

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    Ward and Bob's, Geologists, Briggs and Osborne are the best.
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