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Old 11-21-2012, 09:02 AM   #61
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Is Titus Canyon. really a one way rd. looks like is for mine vans & priest

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Old 11-21-2012, 09:08 AM   #62
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Is Titus Canyon. really a one way rd
Yes.

You can only ride through starting on the N/E side (Entrance is closer to Nevada if that helps)
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:17 AM   #63
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looking to leave panamint springs up threw racetrack wanting to make A loop back to panamint any suggestions
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:21 AM   #64
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South Pass Hunter Mountain. Teakettle racetrack. Lippincott saline valley. South pass PSR. Nice loop. Check mileage though.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:23 AM   #65
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South Pass Hunter Mountain. Teakettle racetrack. Lippincott saline valley. South pass PSR. Nice loop. Check mileage though.
about 120miles round trip.
I try to do it every year, looking to do that on Sat maybe.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:18 PM   #66
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Do the Hunter Pass loop...out to Teakettle and down Lippencott. Very scenic. We did the route 2 days ago on xrs and a ktm 450. Scenery is off the hook. 117 miles if I recall. Only questionable piece was headed up Saline as you get into the canyon near the top. Some washouts. My favorite loop.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:42 PM   #67
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Only questionable piece was headed up Saline as you get into the canyon near the top. Some washouts. My favorite loop.
Can you be a little more specific on this do you mean South pass before you turn off onto hunter mountain road proper? I think that is what your talking about. I plan on doing this on the 990.

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Old 11-21-2012, 02:03 PM   #68
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My son and I well be on the LC8s as well sounds like a good loop sat. maybe some side roads if the sunlight permits
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:24 PM   #69
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Sorry about the hijack maybe rename your thread Going to do Death Valley next week
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:28 PM   #70
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Sorry about the hijack maybe rename your thread Going to do Death Valley next week
He already came and went, we are just dog-piling on him for intel on where to ride.



And he is being gracious enough to accommodate us with answers.

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Old 11-21-2012, 02:41 PM   #71
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As you approach the Hunter turnoff headed south. Chewed up good in there. I took a pic of what I thought was a tuff area for bigger bikes. Found others worse than that. Guy came into camp later at nite on a silver 950. He was traveling from Eureka. He hit those rocks coming up south pass and had a pinch flat. Almost lost it in there then had to fumble in the dark to patch his tube. We gave him our patch kit as we left yesterday. As I said earlier, we only saw xr's and one other pumpkin off road. Lots of nice, shiny stuff in camps. If it were me and I had a lighter bike I'd take it for comfort sake. The guy who made it wasn't concerned about scratches..

Fwiw I took my xr600 thru there. The xr holds about 2.8 gal. I carried an extra gallon in the backpack. Left at 930 arrived at psr at 4. We did screw around at the Teakettle tho as it seemed there was some sort of goddamned xr's town meeting or something!
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:52 AM   #72
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haven a hot toddy waiting for my son to show up don't know weather to dress cold or warm find out in a hour or so you can fallow on WhearAmIRiding.com or on face book
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:04 PM   #73
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Back a day early from DV.

Saline Valley to Hunter Mountain was easy, Hunter mountain was a cake walk. The Cabin up there has had a lot of work done around it. Kinda sad but an easy ride.

Hidden Valley was easy, fast and clear all the way out the Tea Kettle.

Tea Kettle to Race track was wash board and some minor washouts, kinda sucked, easy but sucked.

Lippencott was tough on the 990, it was all downhill but the jeepers for some reason didnt know how to drive and kept parking in the midst of the trail often in the hardest parts. That sucked.

Saline back out to south pass was fine until the part right after the hunter mountain turn off. Then if just sucked.

Was able to get through on the 990, only had to stop and restart once on the really bad washout. It was a dogleg which didnt let you carry your momentum through the transition.

Other than that was just really cobbly.

So in conclusion. Yes doable on the big bikes, IF you a decent rider (I am not) it would prolly be easier.

Great weekend, weather was perfect and the nights we surprisingly warm.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:18 PM   #74
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The Cabin up there has had a lot of work done around it. Kinda sad but an easy ride.

Pretty sure they did that to save the cabin from the fire.

Sorry we missed your bitchin' campfire this year.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:58 PM   #75
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Spa and I rode from Fremont Peak near Ridgecrest to Trona, over Escape Rt, up Goler, Mengel, to Butte Valley and return....198 miles.

Goler step has been filled in and could drive a civic up there now. However the rock gardens, two of them, over the other side of Mengel are NOT noob or big bike friendly. Bulldogged thru, pretty gnarly but do-able on mid-size dualsports.

Weather perfect, not too busy. Kept leep frogging a poor guy on a honda that kept asking how to get to Furnace Creek. Yikes, no map or nothin' I guess. We got him headed out Butte Valley.

Escape route from Trona has some wild volcano baby-head fields as you get out to the end, pretty bouncy but nothing to stop dualsports. Spa said they did it on loaded big bikes a couple of weeks prior, would not have wanted to be there on bigger bikes.

Ballerat was a happinin' place, couple'a cold ones and took the hiway back, didn't get back to camp till well after dark. Hard to find our camp road, were it not for GPS probly still be out there.

Couple of accidents on 395 south of Johannesburg, and a life-flite chopper had Trona Road shut down. Went around it on dirt trails.

Pix later or in a RR.
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