Originally Posted by Lonestar2112
From PSR campground camp, how far is it to the hot springs via the northern pass? Is that doable in a long wheel base P/U?
Right now it seems as though we do not have a good way of getting a bike out from the hot springs area. I know of one short wheel based vehicle. I hate the idea of sending only one in to get somebody. One is better than none, but late night it is better to have several vehicles.
Yes, it's do-able. You have to go out 190 to 136 and north to the 395 to Big Pine, east on Hwy 168 and then south on Saline Valley Road. I'm guessing aproximately 175-200 miles. I would also guess about 12-16 hours round trip. North Pass is not a quick commute to the springs.
A tow-strap with a bike is more realistic I think, get them to where a truck can get to. I carry a 18' x 1-1/2" nylon strap.