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    Re: 1200 mile ride to the North and South borders of Death Valley

    Quote Originally Posted by Ladywulf View Post
    Great Pics. I spent a large amount of my childhood in Shoshone and still know a few families that live there. I once worked in that Museum, it use to be a rock shop till the old man that owned it died. Oh the stories I could tell you about DV. Plus I also grew up on Hwy 395.....That whole area is my second favorite in Calif. Course Plumas COunty my fav. I am looking forward to oneday taking Bandit12 down through there and show him the secrect of DV and 395.
    So I do have one question, in your travles down in DV did you by chance see my boss, she is on vacation there for another week and she won't retund my phone calls....lol
    Sorry. No one identified themself as Ladywulf's boss but we did meet riders from Idaho, Spokane and Alberta.
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    Re: 1200 mile ride to the North and South borders of Death Valley

    Quote Originally Posted by Twisted Trader View Post
    What a great adventure. You visited some beautiful areas and brought back memories for all of us who have been there, and provided inspiration for those who have yet to visit the DV area.

    Here is another pic of a memorible area that you missed... The charcoal kilns off Wildrose.
    I have been to the kilns and Mahagony camp but we didn't have time to stop this trip and the road to Mahagony had snow and ice I was told. It is a great place to stop. Mahagony is where the hiking trail starts to walk to Telescope Peak. That is why it has taken me four trips this year to DV to see most of DV. There are still places I haven't been to yet like Steele Pass and Echo Canyon.
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    Re: 1200 mile ride to the North and South borders of Death Valley

    Quote Originally Posted by Twisted Trader View Post
    Here is another pic of a memorible area that you missed... The charcoal kilns off Wildrose.
    'nother one:


    The road up to Skidoo is scenic and fun also.. it runs about 9 miles (dirt) off Wildrose:
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    Re: 1200 mile ride to the North and South borders of Death Valley

    Quote Originally Posted by wbunning View Post
    'nother one:


    The road up to Skidoo is scenic and fun also.. it runs about 9 miles (dirt) off Wildrose:
    We didn't have time for Skidoo but I would like to ride there. Any more pics of Skidoo?
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    Re: 1200 mile ride to the North and South borders of Death Valley

    Quote Originally Posted by 2on2off View Post
    We didn't have time for Skidoo but I would like to ride there. Any more pics of Skidoo?
    Here's a couple more:
    On the way in: looking down toward DV:



    Same general area, I think this is about halfway between Wildrose Rd and Skidoo, Looking back toward Wildrose: some of the road is more challenging, with more rocky/loose stuff


    at the Skidoo site:


    Not much left of the old town:


    The marker plaque:
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    Re: 1200 mile ride to the North and South borders of Death Valley

    Quote Originally Posted by jimfix93675 View Post
    The same week-end Jim 2 on 2 off lead his larger adventure bike tour, I lead 10 duel sport riders on a 350 mile loop starting in Ridgecrest, working our way to Trona, through some single track switch back into Goler Wash, into Furnace Creek, through Echo Canyon into Beaty Nevada for day one. Then working our way to Ryolite Ghost town, Titus Canyon(very cool carvings on rock from ancient dwellers of the area), Ballarat Ghost town, and back to Ridgecrest. We had our share of challenges....flat tire, crashes with one rider blacking out.......yikes!! We ended up riding riding 60 miles in the dark to finish day one. We started at 7am in Ridgecrest and finished in Beaty at 7:45pm.
    Here are a few pics......was very busy staying on the right trail and keeping ten riders together... Ater day two, most of the riders rear knobbies were spent.... I guess that means it was a good week end....
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    Hey Jim, sounds like you guys had a blast too. We hung around Beatty Saturday night until 7pm, then cruised down to Stovepipe as it was real dark (new moon) and the wind was starting to howl. Glad you all made it safe. Sounds like we were following your fresh tracks Sunday morning through Titus canyon. That was a really great dirt ride, very scenic. What trails did you take after Titus back to Ballarat?
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    Re: 1200 mile ride to the North and South borders of Death Valley

    After Titus Canyon, we rode the road to Ballarat and did a dirt loop starting on a rode called Indian. After Ballarat, we rode the rode to Stove Pipe, Trona and into Ridgecrest. We cut out a large portion of the dirt. Our riders were tired.
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    Re: 1200 mile ride to the North and South borders of Death Valley

    Nice! Two ride reports in one! What a deal!
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    Re: 1200 mile ride to the North and South borders of Death Valley

    This was one of my most memorable rides to Death Valley last year.

    This ride was ideal for the R1200GSA.
    I came to ride and ride and ride and ride............

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    Re: 1200 mile ride to the North and South borders of Death Valley

    Really nice and diverse pictures. I'm thinking of doing DV on my GS this year. I'll definitely be referring to this thread to help plan my route!

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