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Old 04-03-2015, 11:13 AM   #1
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Death Valley Trip Report

We loaded up the Outlaw and headed out to Death Valley March 18th to the 22nd. Of course it is never enough time but we did have a blast in the short time we were able to explore. My wife and brother were the other victims of the fun.

Here is the coach loaded and ready.


Heading into the valley:


We landed at Panamint Springs Resort. It is a nice side of the valley to be stationed for the type of areas we wanted to explore.
Camp is all set up and my brother is smiling:


Just a few miles from the resort is their water supply. It is truly an oasis in the desert and really something to see. As you hike towards the falls it isn't the overall desert land that changes much but more the prolific plant life and moisture you start to see appear in the desert soil. It evolves into trees and lush growth very quickly as you get close.
Hard to believe this is in the middle of the desert! Darwin Falls is worth the walk:


After the Darwin Falls we got back on the bikes and took a somewhat difficult ride to the actual town of Darwin. There was a hill to climb with lots of loose rock and then soft sand to toss us around. Arriving at the town of Darwin is something to see, people have really adapted to the harsh desert and seem to enjoy it. There were ex-pats from France, artists, retired ranchers and some other interesting folks living here that were very enjoyable to talk to.
Here is Jessica waiting for the postmaster:
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I am sure you have seen this photo 100 times but we had to do it:


My wife makes an excellent sherpa:


On the way to Hunter Mountain:


55 degrees up here and 85 degrees down there:


A perfect road!
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Old 04-03-2015, 11:15 AM   #3
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Down in the heat now but having a blast:


A little lunch break:


The family stopping for a spot of tea:


My first time at The Racetrack, just amazing!


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Now for the real challenge, Lippincott Pass:


Jess is making her way down:


Looks easy enough, HAH!


Another view of where our path leads:


I guess her bike needed a rest:


It is getting late so we hightail it out of the Saline Valley and head back to camp:
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Looks awesome, Scott. DV is on my bucket list. The previous reviews of DV I had seen showed only paved roads for campers, so I was glad to see a lot of dirt/OHV roads in your report. Thanks for posting.
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Oh snap! I'd much rather have gone with you than do the trip I'm doing now! Although everything is fixed and working on my rig now, so there's that...

Let us know next time, that looks like a blast!
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I think we should do an Outlaw roundup in Death Valley next March. What do you think?
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I'm tentatively in. We'll have a 5-month-old in tow though if that's OK. Unfortunately he won't be able to ride yet. Or walk. Or talk. Or do much of anything except the three things that babies do...
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Very nice trip report and your corral is impressive. DV is on our to do list too.
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Cool trip and pics, focker. About 12 years ago my wife & I took a few days and did a road trip to Kernville and places around (in a pickup). Somewhere along highway 190 on the way home a few dirt bikes crossed the road ahead of us. I wondered how the heck did they get up here.....question answered.
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I think we should do an Outlaw roundup in Death Valley next March. What do you think?
An Outlaw Roundup , I like the sound of that.
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I KNEW DD would be up for this. I could be possibly tentatively in also. Like TnT, I have a lot of life that may get in the way between now and next March. So a WOLF (Western OutLaw Fraternity) meeting next year? Does this place have full hookups?
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Panamint has about 10 spots with full hook ups (50 amp) and a few trees for shade. It would probably be a perfect spot to have western a round up.
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I used to go to DV back in the 70's with jeeps and Bronco's. I got a first hand look at Mansons ranch and buss he was living in. Some very cool mines out there back then. That was before they expanded the boundry of the monument and there was more open land to explore. We camped where we found a good spot. Went home when we ran out of food and bullets.
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