For our first report,(Weldpro & PinkPillion) we decided on this---our 15th Anniversary, journey to the Black Rock Desert. We have been out there a few times, but never upon the bike (00 1150 GS). Before heading out there, I read two recent reports. The first by WoodsChick, the second by Hodakaguy. We live in Susanville, Lassen County, in Northern California, and the BRD is approximately 2 hours east of us in Nevada. So hopefully everyone isn't too burned out on the subject matter. I hope the pictures post!!!
9am Friday morning June 18th. The kids tucked safely away with their aunt, we have until Saturday afternoon. We have 1 map.
The bike is all packed up--In one black REI duffel we have stuffed:
3 person Marmot tent
2 North Face Cat's Meow +20 sleeping bags
2 insulated sleeping pads
2 blow up pillows
In the backpack we have food, water, Katadyn water filter.
Sidebags are carrying tools and clothes.
We jump onto HWY 36 South from Eagle Lake Road. A view of Susanville from above.
In town, we turn left at Center Road, cruise past the two local prisons and merge onto 395 North. To the left is an old house, that had a rundown twin.
And turn up Smoke Creek Road. Up ahead is some sort of old military bunker, protected by a nice barbed wire fence.
Onward into the Smoke Creek desert--slippery gravel and all.
A rusty truck cab graveyard.
Typical mountains along the way.
The road ahead of us.
...to be continued