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Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Silver Lake (L.A.)
DVDAZE 2014 Death Valley
January 30 - February 2
Furnace Creek Campground
book your own camp site
bring your own firewood
bring the rain gear and large gas tanks
OBVIOUSLY, BUT IT HAS TO BE SAID...........
ONLY RIDE LEGAL TRAILS AND ROADS IN DEATH VALLEY AND NEVER EVER RIDE ON CLOSED TRAILS OR "OFF ROAD".
Disclaimer: This is not an "Official" list of riders, participants, or people.
This is a list of names of "people" who are apparently going to be at some place
at nearly the same time as some other "people". Some of these "people" may
ride motorcycles, however it's not known if that is a fact or rumor. Very few,
if any, of these "people" actually know each other and, in fact, may not even like
each other. As far as I know there is no event planned in any National Park
where any of these "people" may, or may not, be destined. Remember ride or
don't at your own risk, your mileage may vary, professional rider on a closed
course, Member FDIC. Riding motorcycles can cause considerable risk to your
health and safety, you could even be killed or maimed. Just sayin.... If you end
up in a National Park and a ranger asks you what group you are with, please
know the correct answer or pretend to be mute, or deaf.
I did not write the above disclaimer I have no affiliation with any group or
non-group, I don't know how this disclaimer ended up on this post and will
delete it as soon as I see it.
the gathering is on and around the dates of.....
Thursday January 30 - Sunday February 2 (some of us stay until Monday morning)
this is all low key.
you make you own reservations.
the date is a suggestion, if you wanna make it a week long trip (some have) then do it.
and there is NO organized rides. you meet up with like minded ADV'rs and ride. nobodies holding your hand. there are some veterans of riding Death Valley, find them if you are unfamiliar and ride with them.
as for rides being NOOB or not.... the whole park is pretty much drivable by a mid 80's FORD Mustang.
there are some routes that are not NOOB friendly ie; Goler Wash/Megel Pass (but doable with help or if you are a superNOOB) and Echo Cyn.
both of these routes have "steps" or walls you need to pop the front up to make it over. but with the help from others, you can do it.
all the other routes.... Chloride Cliffs, Ubehebe Crater, Teakettle Junction, even Lippencot isn't that bad.
there are also A LOT of pavement. so you can see the park without doing much off roading. some ADV'rs have brought street bikes and rode pavement all day.
google map or google earth the park and see what's there.
also, go on GPSxchange.com
and half way down the page is "countdown" (he is a ADV rider/AMA rider) that has FREE GPS tracks.
click on his tracks and the Death Valley tracks and load your GPS before this ride and go for a stroll around the park.
you will need to sign up to gpsxchange but it's FREE!
also, i shouldn't have to stress this, but BRING YOUR OWN TOOLS AND TUBES AND TIRE PUMP AND WATER.
your buddies or ppl you are riding with should NOT have to change your tire or give you a tube or give you tools when you should have your own.
POST UP your campspot and days you are staying
other info ...
reserve your own site here......
there is cell service, fuel, a store, and a great restaurant at Furnace Creek.
Furnace Creek Campground Ranger Station direct line...
Here are two numbers for Panamint Springs:
also, there is NO showers at the campground. there IS running water and flushing toilets and a payphone.
there IS showers over at Furnace Creek Resort in the back for $5 bucks for a token.
the pool and shower is open from 7AM - 11PM.
just go to the Furnace Creek Resort front desk and buy a token.
Furnace Creek Resort
PO Box 187
Death Valley, California 92328
Physical: Highway 190, Death Valley, 92328
BAR is open until midnite... serves food until 9.
both restaurants are open until 9.
the General Store is open until 10.
again, we are taking the spots along the treeline
and around the top of that map...100 to 114...
107 to 110 are heavily covered by trees,
111 to 114 is open space,
100 to 106 has trees but a little less dense.
67 to 77 (open space, no trees, good for RV's) ...
and 80 to 87 (open space, no trees, good for RV's) if need be.
EACH CAMP SPACE ALLOWS UP TO 8 PEOPLE AND 2 CARS/TRUCKS/VANS
coordinate with other FF's or i can help you out with grouping folks together.
THIS MAP SHOWS NORTH DOWN, NOT NORTH UP.
For all who don't know that they CHANGED MOST NUMBERS OF THE CAMP SITES in summer of 2012 be sure to check the new map.
For a bigger, better look, here's the direct link:
FF's and their camp space # and days they're staying...
on the map above from TOP to BOTTOM or SOUTH END to NORTH END
mr. thumbs + MXBundy + XR400Racer +Buster714 + grinch #114 Thurs-Sun
scorpion +3 + Solemon Grundy #113
farrington300 #112 Thurs-Sun
1224R #111 Thurs-Sun
RAZR #110 Thurs-Mon
NMBMN #110 Thurs-Mon
traveltoad #110 3 man sleeping bag love
FTL900 +3 + StevefrmGV + Visualizerent #109 Friday and Saturday
Bicycle Phil +14 #102, 103, 104 and #60, 63
pcvance + 7 #101
fletch123 + sharpie1 #86
Ami + Roi + the Israilis
Mooney 78865 +2 #144
dzrtracin #picnic table NMBMN style
HAPPYTRAILSINC + HAPPYWIFEINC
Big E + Phoenix Crew
walk in tent space
pierce #124 the quiet spot
JR Dakar #34 Th-Sun
cbig #14 and #15
JPiccassi +5 #005
"when there is no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth"
RAZR screwed with this post 01-26-2014 at 09:05 PM