We do Death Valley it is cold, been out there with the advrider crew in Jan a few times. Been over the passes with some snow, but have not been able to see Hunter Pass. the fuel problem of Steel Pass has a couple of solutions, just not sure what choice will be done. I can ride my xr250r which gets about 70 mpg if you keep your wrist out of it. My bigger bike has a 4 gallon I can put on it which will get about 160 miles, but the handling sux the greater the fuel carried up front. We may send a truck to the entrance near Scotty's. Hoping this trip will eliminate some ice issues being out there in November.