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Old 01-28-2014, 10:33 AM   #1171
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Any new info on South Pass or Hunter Mountain Rd?

Thanks!
We did Lippencott/South Pass/Saline Valley on Saturday. Some snow and ice at South Pass but nothing serious... still easily passable. Saline Valley Rd. has been graded and is in excellent shape. Lippencott was about the same as last year. Interesting that it has been removed from the maps.
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:57 AM   #1172
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Old 01-28-2014, 02:07 PM   #1173
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Lippencott was about the same as last year. Interesting that it has been removed from the maps.
They probly don't want tourists trying to drive down that with their SUV.
What's the top entrance look like? Any changes? Just the sign still?
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Old 01-29-2014, 11:27 AM   #1174
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They probly don't want tourists trying to drive down that with their SUV.
What's the top entrance look like? Any changes? Just the sign still?
My last time in, just before Thanksgiving, we encountered a couple of Asian tourists in their rental Chevy Cruze at the intersection of Saline & Lippincott, about to head over Lippincott to get to the racetrack, following their GPS. Nothing we said could dissuade them. I wonder what became of them.
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:37 PM   #1175
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My last time in, just before Thanksgiving, we encountered a couple of Asian tourists in their rental Chevy Cruze at the intersection of Saline & Lippincott, about to head over Lippincott to get to the racetrack, following their GPS. Nothing we said could dissuade them. I wonder what became of them.
Probably ended up with a very expensive lesson, like this couple who tried it last "summer". Story here: http://davidsworld.org/2013/06/27/st...part-i-of-iii/
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:19 PM   #1176
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Probably ended up with a very expensive lesson, like this couple who tried it last "summer". Story here: http://davidsworld.org/2013/06/27/st...part-i-of-iii/
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How to almost kill your girlfriend in a sedan.
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:30 PM   #1177
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How to almost kill your girlfriend in a sedan.
I guess. The girlfriend was a more or less innocent bystander...

I couldn't read more than part 1 (of 3). Apparently the sense of shame is a lost art. That combination of stupidity and wealth should activate an automatic darwin switch...
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:18 PM   #1178
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Probably ended up with a very expensive lesson, like this couple who tried it last "summer". Story here: http://davidsworld.org/2013/06/27/st...part-i-of-iii/
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Man, thanks for that link. What a complete, utter, total, fucking moron. He replied to one of the comments on the last page and it's painfully obvious that he still has no idea how close he was to dying out there and how many things were sooooo close to being the root cause. The guy was driving through a blinding forest of red flags and he kept going.

He talks about how he was experienced, his skill guided him and that's the reason he got out alive. The fucking moron took a Camry on Lippencott, IN JUNE? I mean...seriously? It hasn't even been shown as a road on the Auto Club DV map for well over 40 years (yes, I have a mid-60s print of that map). He needs a square punch in face for that whole excursion.
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Old 01-30-2014, 01:20 AM   #1179
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Probably ended up with a very expensive lesson, like this couple who tried it last "summer". Story here: http://davidsworld.org/2013/06/27/st...part-i-of-iii/
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He says he paid 16.5k to the car company, but didn't say if he got to keep the car!
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:52 AM   #1180
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:00 AM   #1181
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I think we're getting a bit off topic with the dumb tourist story.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:24 AM   #1182
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Any one done Cerro Gordo... and east over to White Talc Mine road... back to 190 ?
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:52 PM   #1183
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Any one done Cerro Gordo... and east over to White Talc Mine road... back to 190 ?
Rode N/E from Cerro Gordo 2 years ago. The road dead ends and I didn't think there was much to see. I understand the road down hill from Cerro Gordo heading N/E has seen some damage from the heavy rains the past two summers.

We all need to hear from someone who has ridden it lately.

Cerro Gordo is over 8,000 ft so they may have gotten some snow and ice from the storm that is going through parts of California right now.

Call the Cerro Gordo care taker, Robert, for current conditions at: 760-876-5030
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:48 PM   #1184
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Just rode 190 to South Pass into Saline and over Lippencott to the Race Track and out to Scotty's...

South Pass on Wednesday was muddy with patches of ice, but had been recently bulldozed. Yes bulldozed not graded. From South Pass to 190 a grader had been working making for a variable road surface with sucker holes filled with silt. There was fresh snow up there this morning, 2-4 inches.

Saline to Lippencott was mellow with nothing to report...

Lippencott yesterday was a highway. A few loose marbles here and there but we brought 5 1200 Gs's and one even had a sidecar up it. My 800xc fared the best..

The road from the racetrack out was a loose washboarded hell that only seemed to smooth out at about 45-50 mph...

There was a "moisture event" as the ranger liked to call it with snow down to about 5k feet. Not a lot, only 2-4 inches at best... Temps were chilly up high today and the wind was nuking...
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:26 PM   #1185
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weather was cold. during the day it was fine about 35-55. at night it dropped to pretty low, nothing froze. sunny. it was nice. right amount of gear does the trick.
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