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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 07:30 AM
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Posted By 2on2off
Thanks for the clarification on how long it takes...

Thanks for the clarification on how long it takes to ride the big loop. Mapsource always says it will take longer than it actually does, I just never know how far off it is. When planning a loop...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-19-2014, 07:39 PM
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Views: 130,315
Posted By 2on2off
The more I hear about conditions on Steele Pass,...

The more I hear about conditions on Steele Pass, they more I want to go ride it.

I have never heard of snow or ice causing issues on Steele Pass or Lippincott.

This 235 mile loop might be...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-19-2014, 09:58 AM
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Posted By 2on2off
4x4 forum on Saline Valley & Steele Pass

Below is a link to a Saline Valley Forum. Seems like it is mostly 4x4 people on this thread.

They have a specific threads with road conditions for Steele Pass, North Pass and South Pass and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-18-2014, 11:13 PM
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Posted By 2on2off
Thanks for posting this. I was just in Shoshone...

Thanks for posting this. I was just in Shoshone and had no idea the caves were a few hundred yards from where I was fueling up. :clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-17-2014, 02:18 PM
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Posted By 2on2off
Cerro Gordo Caretaker Phone Number

Thanks for the update.

Cerro Gordo is at an elevation over 8,100 feet and gets snow so this time of year and most likely has snow right now. Call ahead and ask Robert what the current...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-16-2014, 08:04 PM
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Views: 130,315
Posted By 2on2off
I was in Cerro Gordo in Oct. last year and at...

I was in Cerro Gordo in Oct. last year and at that time the hotel was not in operation and there didn't appear to be any plans to open it. I'm only aware of one hotel in Cerro Gordo so if there is...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-15-2014, 10:21 PM
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Posted By 2on2off
The more adventurous option will have you on a...

The more adventurous option will have you on a washboard dirt road from just east of Ubehebe Crater to approx. 7 miles west of the turn off to Eureka Dunes for a total of 40 miles of washboard dirt...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-15-2014, 07:59 PM
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Posted By 2on2off
Traveltoad and RAZR know DV

For those of you that have been following this thread since I started it in December 2009, Traveltoad was the third rider to contribute and has been giving helpful information for five years. He...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-15-2014, 06:32 PM
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Posted By 2on2off
Some of the first snow in DV this winter

I think I set a personal record for least amount of miles ridden on a Death Valley trips last week. I only rode 125 miles last Thursday and just hung out and enjoyed the rain on Friday and the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-15-2014, 06:18 PM
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Posted By 2on2off
First hand reports are important to this thread

As far as I'm concerned, first hand reports are really what this thread is all about and I appreciate everyone who has contributed.

Hearing from riders who have recently ridden any of the roads...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-09-2014, 06:31 PM
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Posted By 2on2off
The five ways in and out of Saline Valley

I have ridden the five ways in and out of Saline Valley which are are:

1. North Pass: has sections over 7,200 ft. A heavy rain can cause significant washouts on this road. A heavy snow can close...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-05-2014, 06:40 PM
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Posted By 2on2off
Excellent pics Isaac. Nice shot in particular of...

Excellent pics Isaac. Nice shot in particular of the Goler Steps.

Still waiting for some pics of the Steele Pass Washout. I'll be back in DV in 1 1/2 weeks and will try to ride to this washout....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-01-2014, 01:45 PM
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Posted By 2on2off
Road to the springs and south pass

The road to the springs had some whoops and sand but could easily be ridden on an adventure bike. South Pass was unbelievably fantastic. The best I have ever seen it.

I wanted to explore...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-01-2014, 01:30 PM
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Views: 130,315
Posted By 2on2off
Death Valley Road from Ubehebe Crater to North Pass

The road from Ubehebe Crater to Crankshaft Junction and on to the turn off for North Pass was also in very good condition except for the washboard.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-01-2014, 01:20 PM
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Posted By 2on2off
Death Valley 2 day solo ride pictures

My second day solo started in Beatty where I rode to Titus Canyon. The approach to Titus Canyon through the mountains is the most spectacular part of this section in my opinion:...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-30-2014, 11:50 PM
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Views: 130,315
Posted By 2on2off
Impassable washout on Steele Pass?

I was at Warm Springs yesterday in Saline Valley but couldn't find anyone with current information on the condition of the washout on Steele Pass.

Any pictures or video of anyone who has ridden or...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-29-2014, 09:26 AM
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Views: 130,315
Posted By 2on2off
The Escape Route ...

The Escape Route
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/29/b61c11b3b53568bd652fb7082de76900.jpg

Mengle Pass
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/29/bca7d713c4ea66d4a2bd4c948d5820ab.jpg...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-28-2014, 06:29 PM
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Views: 130,315
Posted By 2on2off
Just rode to Beatty from Trona on the following...

Just rode to Beatty from Trona on the following sections:

The Escape Route- it is in the usual condition.

Gohler Wash- took me three attempts to make it over the steps because there is loose,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-24-2014, 12:06 PM
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Views: 130,315
Posted By 2on2off
PSR Thanksgiving meal

Panamint Springs Resort hosts a big Thanksgiving meal this Thursday. They have been doing this for years but I have never been able to make it.

Rode through there on my street bike the last two...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-24-2014, 11:59 AM
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Views: 130,315
Posted By 2on2off
Running solo in DV

You probably already know there is almost no cell phone service in DV so if you are riding solo, it would be a good idea to have a Spot or Satellite Phone in case you get injured and can't walk out...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-08-2014, 10:17 PM
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Views: 1,223,445
Posted By 2on2off
We made it to the top of the hill overlooking the...

We made it to the top of the hill overlooking the Rancheria site and rode down hill a bit. It looked just as difficult going down as what we just rode up so we called it a day because we knew we...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-08-2014, 06:31 PM
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Posted By 2on2off
When we started down into the Rancheria site, it...

When we started down into the Rancheria site, it looked like it was going to be another difficult climb on the way out so we decided to call it a day.

Oldbmw and justsomeguy could have made it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-08-2014, 06:22 PM
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Posted By 2on2off
Central Valley Dual Sport Rides more fun good times

Today's unsuccessful attempt to get to the bottom of Verplank on Rancheria Trail from the bottom. Rancheria Trail is very steep with deep ruts.

We made it to the top of the first hill and then...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-06-2014, 07:40 AM
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Posted By 2on2off
GPS Tracks

No problem. Oldbmw, justsumguy and I will be doing some exploring at the bottom of DerPlank this Saturday to see if we can find all three trails leading to the Rancheria area.

I hope to get...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-05-2014, 02:02 PM
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Views: 1,223,445
Posted By 2on2off
GPS Coordinates needed

Having GPS Coordinates of the locations where everyone has gotten stuck over the years and some GPS Coordinates of how far up the trail, from the bottom, our Verplank explorers got, would be great...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-04-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,191
Posted By 2on2off
Riding the washout

Thanks for the information. Is there any chance of dropping into the washout and then riding either direction to a place where you could ride out of it with less difficulty?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-03-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15,567
Views: 1,223,445
Posted By 2on2off
The 2" Single Track

Now that has to be the narrowest trail I have ever seen.

Looks like some shovels and pick axes are needed for that section of the trail to at least make it 4" wide. :rofl:rofl

It would only...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-02-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,191
Posted By 2on2off
washout on steele pass

The conditions change from year to year especially on the passes in and out of Saline Valley mainly because of summer storms that create washouts when the rain is heaviest.

Larryboy already gave...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-28-2014, 09:18 PM
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Views: 1,223,445
Posted By 2on2off
1. I created a route with Garmin MapSource 2....

1. I created a route with Garmin MapSource
2. Then selected "view in Google Earth"
3. Then saved the screen shot
4. Then uploaded it to SmugMug
5. Then copied it to this thread

I have not...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-28-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15,567
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Posted By 2on2off
I'd like to know if anyone knows, coming up from...

I'd like to know if anyone knows, coming up from the bottom, how to connect to the Verplank Trail from the Rancheria area.

Somewhere along the trail, going down Verplank, the trail disappears. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-28-2014, 08:57 PM
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Posted By 2on2off
Verplank on Google Earth

Here are some screen shots of the Verplank Trail and all of the other trails that appear to connect to it near the Rancheria:

If you look in the upper right hand corner of the screen shot, you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-28-2014, 12:06 PM
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Posted By 2on2off
Verplank according to MapSource & Google Earth

According to MapSource, I came up with the following information. I would need to check this against forest service maps and other sources of information:

Verplank Trail starts at 5,500 ft. and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-28-2014, 07:26 AM
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Posted By 2on2off
This was in todays Fresno Bee. I'm guessing they...

This was in todays Fresno Bee. I'm guessing they still need to get their bikes out.

Could be raining on Saturday.
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1,258
Views: 212,906
Posted By 2on2off
Thanks. That should solve it. Do you know...

Thanks. That should solve it.

Do you know if the replacement fuel pump is an updated version of the one they replaced?

My friend just had his fuel pump replaced on his K1200GT. The cost...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2014, 11:28 AM
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Views: 212,906
Posted By 2on2off
Any update on your RT?

I've been riding for 44 years, have had four RT's (lasest was a 2006) and 2 R1200GSA's. Currently riding a refreshed 1989 R100GS. I guess you could say I love that boxer motor.

I'm about ready...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-31-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 20,355
Posted By 2on2off
When the sun begins to get lower in the sky

When I start noticing the sun getting lower in the sky, I start thinking about Death Valley.

Thanks for the Benton video. I've wondered about the hot springs there.

My friends oldbmw and...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-16-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,763
Posted By 2on2off
You might be right but I thought the KTM dual...

You might be right but I thought the KTM dual sports were the wrong bike for me until KTM came out with the 500EXC. Bought one and found out it is a great bike. Actually helped me ride better,...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-08-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,763
Posted By 2on2off
2015 1190 Adventure Heat Issues?

Has anyone heard if KTM has made any changes to the 2015 1190 Adventure models to cure the heat issues?

I might consider a 2015 if they have fixed the heat coming from under the seat and have...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-08-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15,567
Views: 1,223,445
Posted By 2on2off
Rode to Dinkey but it was too early for lunch,...

Rode to Dinkey but it was too early for lunch, they start at 11:00 a.m., so we rode past Bald Mtn to the turn off for Swamp Lake and decided we would rather just relax at Huntington Lake and have...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-08-2014, 11:46 AM
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Views: 1,223,445
Posted By 2on2off
Ya.......we were there......

We have one of the truly great riding areas on the east side of the central San Joaquin Valley of Central California. Tons of possible loops for dual sporting only minutes from our backyards.

I...
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