DVDAZE 2016 January 29 - 31 Furnace Creek Campground BOOK YOUR OWN CAMPSITES. (don't quote POST #1) i am in 110 against the trees at the South End near the open gravel like 2014 BYOB DIY bring your own firewood bring the rain gear and large gas tanks OBVIOUSLY, BUT IT HAS TO BE SAID........... ONLY RIDE LEGAL TRAILS AND ROADS IN DEATH VALLEY AND NEVER EVER RIDE ON CLOSED TRAILS OR "OFF ROAD". Disclaimer: This is not an "Official" list of riders, participants, or people. This is a list of names of "people" who are apparently going to be at some place at nearly the same time as some other "people". Some of these "people" may ride motorcycles, however it's not known if that is a fact or rumor. Very few, if any, of these "people" actually know each other and, in fact, may not even like each other. As far as I know there is no event planned in any National Park where any of these "people" may, or may not, be destined. Remember ride or don't at your own risk, your mileage may vary, professional rider on a closed course, Member FDIC. Riding motorcycles can cause considerable risk to your health and safety, you could even be killed or maimed. Just sayin.... If you end up in a National Park and a ranger asks you what group you are with, please know the correct answer or pretend to be mute, or deaf. I did not write the above disclaimer I have no affiliation with any group or non-group, I don't know how this disclaimer ended up on this post and will delete it as soon as I see it. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- the gathering is on and around the dates of..... Thursday January 28 - Sunday January 31 (some of us stay until Monday morning) the date is a suggestion, if you wanna make it a week long trip (some have) then do it. and there is NO organized rides. you meet up with like minded ADV'rs and ride. nobodies holding your hand. there are some veterans of riding Death Valley, find them if you are unfamiliar and ride with them. as for rides being NOOB or not.... the whole park is pretty much drivable by a mid 80's FORD Mustang. there are some routes that are not NOOB friendly ie; Goler Wash/Megel Pass, Echo Cyn. South Pass going up, Steele Pass in either direction, Lippencott is easy going down but harder riding up. both of these routes have "steps" or walls you need to pop the front up to make it over. but with the help from others, you can do it. all the other routes.... Titus Canyon, Chloride Cliffs, Ubehebe Crater, Crankshaft Junction, Teakettle Junction, Hunter Mountain are noob friendly. there are also A LOT of pavement. so you can see the park without doing much off roading. some ADV'rs have brought street bikes and rode pavement all day. also, Death Valley weather can change quickly and the road conditions (dirt and pavement) can change quickly. respect all closures. google map or google earth the park and see what's there. also, go on GPSxchange.com http://www.gpsxchange.com/ and half way down the page is "countdown" (he is a ADV rider/AMA rider) that has FREE GPS tracks. click on his tracks and the Death Valley tracks and load your GPS before this ride and go for a stroll around the park. you will need to sign up to gpsxchange but it's FREE! also, i shouldn't have to stress this, but BRING YOUR OWN TOOLS AND TUBES AND TIRE PUMP AND WATER. your buddies or ppl you are riding with should NOT have to change your tire or give you a tube or give you tools when you should have your own. POST UP your campspot and days you are staying other info ... reserve your own site here...... http://www.recreation.gov/camping/F...O&parkId=70978&topTabIndex=CampingSpot[/size] there is cell service, fuel, a store, and a great restaurant at Furnace Creek. Furnace Creek Campground Ranger Station direct line... (760)786-2441 Here are two numbers for Panamint Springs: (775) 482-7680 (775) 482-4460 Stovepipe Wells: (760) 786-2387 also, there is NO showers at the campground. there IS running water and flushing toilets and a payphone. there IS showers over at Furnace Creek Resort in the back for $5 bucks for a token. the pool and shower is open from 7AM - 11PM. just go to the Furnace Creek Resort front desk and buy a token. Furnace Creek Resort PO Box 187 Death Valley, California 92328 Physical: Highway 190, Death Valley, 92328 Phone: 760.786.2345 BAR is open until midnite... serves food until 9. both restaurants are open until 9. the General Store is open until 10. EACH CAMP SPACE ALLOWS UP TO 8 PEOPLE AND 2 CARS/TRUCKS/VANS coordinate with other FF's or i can help you out with grouping folks together. THIS MAP SHOWS NORTH DOWN, NOT NORTH UP. For all who don't know that they CHANGED MOST NUMBERS OF THE CAMP SITES in summer of 2012 be sure to check the new map. For a bigger, better look, here's the direct link: http://www.nps.gov/deva/planyourvisit/upload/FCCG-Map-2012-10.pdf on the map above from TOP to BOTTOM or SOUTH END to NORTH END PLEASE DO NOT QUOTE THIS POST. I WILL UPDATE THIS POST AND POST #2 with riders and camp spots. AGAIN, you book your own camp site. you bring your own food. 1224R is going to make dinner on Saturday night like 2014. 10 bucks for dinner. also, i'm not the organizer of anything whether it be riding street legal motorcycles in or around Death Valley National Park or you finding a campsite or cooking food to eat. i am just suggesting the dates and suggesting the campsites. ride on!