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Old 03-06-2014, 06:02 AM   #16
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From my private stock, this is what I would do.
Thanks, Jerry. This looks very good. We'll cross the Sierras on 88 since the other passes will probably be closed. We'll pick up your Risue track and head east on the subsequent tracks, ending in Hawthorne. You think these are good big-bike tracks, right?

Any thoughts on the section after Hawthorne, down to Goldfield? It's in the GPX I posted earlier.
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:20 AM   #17
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Thanks, Jerry. This looks very good. We'll cross the Sierras on 88 since the other passes will probably be closed. We'll pick up your Risue track and head east on the subsequent tracks, ending in Hawthorne. You think these are good big-bike tracks, right?

Any thoughts on the section after Hawthorne, down to Goldfield? It's in the GPX I posted earlier.
Yes all big bike, I think I only have one Tonopah to Goldfield track the the SMTS file. It goes past nice hot spring. Nogas in Goldfield. It is a bit rocky from Goldfield to Gold Point.
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:29 AM   #18
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Yes all big bike, I think I only have one Tonopah to Goldfield track the the SMTS file. It goes past nice hot spring. Nogas in Goldfield. It is a bit rocky from Goldfield to Gold Point.
Great! I really appreciate all your help on this. My route to Goldfield also goes past Alkali Hot Springs, so that'll be fun.

One other question:on the GPX you sent me (the private collection one), the route doesn't go down to the springs at Four Corners/Fletcher. I'm thinking about taking a little detour down there. Is that part of Cr-3c, then Lucky Bay still ok on a big bike?
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:48 AM   #19
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Great! I really appreciate all your help on this. My route to Goldfield also goes past Alkali Hot Springs, so that'll be fun.

One other question:on the GPX you sent me (the private collection one), the route doesn't go down to the springs at Four Corners/Fletcher. I'm thinking about taking a little detour down there. Is that part of Cr-3c, then Lucky Bay still ok on a big bike?
Last time I went down to the hot springs there were some pretty big rain ruts. Also I would advise riding up to the old mining structures about half way down the hill on the way to the hot springs. Every time we stop there someone ends up with an old nail in their tire. Park on the road and walk to it.

You have to ride in a sand wash from 3C to get to the trail down to the hot springs, not too bad IMO.
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:55 AM   #20
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Last time I went down to the hot springs there were some pretty big rain ruts. Also I would advise riding up to the old mining structures about half way down the hill on the way to the hot springs. Every time we stop there someone ends up with an old nail in their tire. Park on the road and walk to it.

You have to ride in a sand wash from 3C to get to the trail down to the hot springs, not too bad IMO.
Just to be clear: are you talking about the springs at Fletcher or Alkali Hot Springs? I'm only asking because I didn't realize the ones at Fletcher were hot.

Where are the mining structures? I'm always curious about old mines....
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Old 03-06-2014, 09:03 AM   #21
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Just to be clear: are you talking about the springs at Fletcher or Alkali Hot Springs? I'm only asking because I didn't realize the ones at Fletcher were hot.

Where are the mining structures? I'm always curious about old mines....
The hot spring at Fletcher Junction.
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The hot spring at Fletcher Junction.
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Old 03-17-2014, 11:14 PM   #23
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More about the same trip: Is there gas in Goldfield, NV?

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Old 03-18-2014, 05:45 PM   #24
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More about the same trip: Is there gas in Goldfield, NV? Thanks!
Nope, hope I don't wtill show it in my SMTS NV file. I try to show all remote gas stations and their phone number so you can verify.

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Oops, I still show it. Will fix that soon.
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The hot spring at Fletcher Junction.
Ever been to the one on the Walker river? My friend was there and a bunch of guests of Hilton were there waiting for a copter with Hookers to arive. They said the Hookers insisted that they cement the pools for them to be more comfortable.
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:00 PM   #26
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Nope, hope I don't wtill show it in my SMTS NV file. I try to show all remote gas stations and their phone number so you can verify.
Ok, I have to confess that I forgot to look at SMTS NV! Sorry.

Yeah, I poked around a little last night after posting and found the same thing: no gas. Bummer. Seems we'll have to stop at Tonopah, since it's a probably too far from Hawthorne to Beatty.

Enclosed is the mostly-final track. Let me know what you think. As I mentioned earlier, I'm fine with an easy ride down - scenic graded dirt, is the theme, I think - since we'll have real dirt bikes in Death Valley when we arrive.
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Old 03-23-2014, 04:09 PM   #27
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Unless you are trying to make time with so much highway, there are options.

I have never been there but you could go thru Candelaria.

I would come down hwy 264 then turn to "The Crossing" past the hot springs and all dirt road to Silver Peak then all dirt road to Tonopah.
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Old 03-23-2014, 04:34 PM   #28
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Unless you are trying to make time with so much highway, there are options.

I have never been there but you could go thru Candelaria.

I would come down hwy 264 then turn to "The Crossing" past the hot springs and all dirt road to Silver Peak then all dirt road to Tonopah.
I want to get to Panamint Springs mid to late afternoon, so that's why the second day (the pink trails) are more on the road. Candelaria looks interesting though and definitely riding from Alkali spring on dirt to Tonopah would be good.

You mention highway 264 but I only see 265; do you mean 265?

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From Hwy 6 down to Dyer.
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From Hwy 6 down to Dyer.
Ah, got it. How's Coyote Rd for big bikes? You've got an interesting dog-leg on your Dyer-Ton track - right about N37 46.613 W117 44.435 - that looks pretty gnarly. Why the bypass off Coyote?

How's Powerline up from the Alkali springs up to Tonopah? You're probably eager for me to actually leave (Wednesday!) so I can quit asking you questions.

Hmm...maybe we'll just go from 360, to 6, to 264 to Dyer to get gas, then across to Silver Peak, to Alkali, then just head south on 95, skipping Tonopah entirely. Hmm...

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