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Old 12-24-2009, 01:53 PM   #47
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Looks like I missed my window until the snow melts for South Park Canyon.

I'm thinking about unloading the DRZ at Ubehebe Crater and then riding to the race track, down lippencott, to warm springs, over Steele Pass to Eureka Dunes and back to the Crater. That would be a 135 mile loop and I think this is possible even with the snow because Lippencott and Steele Pass don't seem to have problems with snow and ice when south pass, hunter mtn and north pass are closed with snow.

Is this a correct assumption?

If I rode this loop from Stovepipe Wells, it would then become a 222 mile loop. Starting and ending from Big Pine would make it a 215 mile loop so that is why I'm thinking about the start and end being from the Crater.

Have any of you ridden this loop in the dead of winter when there is snow on north and south pass? It seems Steele Pass and Lippencott don't have problems with snow and ice on the road.

What do you think the pass, just west of Crankshaft Junction, would be like regarding snow and ice?
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