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Old 10-01-2012, 11:33 PM   #31
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Don't forget that your e-rescue tool doesn't work in Goler, don't be an e-idiot.

E-tool = Army or Marine entrenching tool, a small foldable shovel about 8 inches wide that folds into a small pouch. Can be folded into a right angle like a pick axe and we used them often to make quick work of embankments like this. It's not a rescue beacon like a SPOT, if that's what you are alluding to. No experience with it but previous satcom experience taught me burst communicators have a hard time seeing the sat in a canyon, so yes, that's tough in a narrow area if an e-rescue is a different brand of SPOT..

How long is the Steel Pass route from South Pass and back to the pavement near the guard shack at Scotty's? That trip presents a fuel problem for us.
stovepipe- racetrack-lipincot-saline hot springs-steelpass-stovepipe about 250 miles and a long day
I used 7 gals on my 690
with the bad roads it could take a long time to make that loop leave early

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Old 10-02-2012, 06:31 AM   #32
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Distance south pass to guard shack helps plan fuel. We may stage fuel and a truck at the guard shack. Also we have xr600/650's in the inventory and xr400/250 which get better mileage but not as spirited. Street portions of rides will be slow...
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:37 AM   #33
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Distance south pass to guard shack helps plan fuel. We may stage fuel and a truck at the guard shack. Also we have xr600/650's in the inventory and xr400/250 which get better mileage but not as spirited. Street portions of rides will be slow...


110 miles . Top of South Pass - Warm Springs/Steele Pass - Crankshaft Junction - Scotty's Castle ! From DV Backcountry Roads Map
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:59 AM   #34
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My wife and I are leaving 10/4/12 from Carson City Nv. to do a multi day ride thru western Nv. and Dv. We plan on coming down thru Fishlake Valley and going thru Steele Pass to Saline.Then going out South pass to Panamint Valley, and over Manley to Ridgecrest. Back over Manley, then over Mangle out to Furnace Creek. From there were going over Echo to Armagosa Valley (Beatty Nv.). Don't really have a set plan for getting back to CC from Beatty, but it will involve sand, silt, dust, rocks, dirt, dust. Sounds like it might turn out to be an excellent ADVENTURE, instead of just a lot of dirt roading. We will be on a CRF450X (plated, wifes) and a KTM 690E, mine. We have ridin all of this before, multiple times, first time putting it in a big loop though.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:36 AM   #35
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110 miles . Top of South Pass - Warm Springs/Steele Pass - Crankshaft Junction - Scotty's Castle ! From DV Backcountry Roads Map
Just in case you didn't know... there is no gas at Scotty's Castle.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:00 AM   #36
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I get a good ping every 10 to 12 minutes..

That's a complete fail IMHO, the time you'll need help is the in between minutes where it doesn't work.

Sorry cbig, you were coming across as 'billy bad ass' and I'm not into how good you are, this is a thread for road conditions.


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South Pass down to Lippencott is a little massaged and different than in the past, ride with caution, it's not high speed right now.




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That looks awesome! I'll have to get out there before they "fix" all that.
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Harry Wade Exit Route got worked over too.






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Old 10-02-2012, 09:38 AM   #41
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That's a complete fail IMHO, the time you'll need help is the in between minutes where it doesn't work.

Sorry cbig, you were coming across as 'billy bad ass' and I'm not into how good you are, this is a thread for road conditions.


You should not have, just some remarks about shoveling maybe needed. It wasn't there to read. No offense taken . Unless you find my xr250 bad ass and intimidating :)

Our ride isn't until Nov. Conditions no doubt will change, and I figure some enterprising off roaders to make some of this doable. We'll know more when we know more. Hope. You use this thread as sort of a continuous conditions update.
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You should not have, just some remarks about shoveling maybe needed. It wasn't there to read. No offense taken . Unless you find my xr250 bad ass and intimidating :)

Our ride isn't until Nov. Conditions no doubt will change, and I figure some enterprising off roaders to make some of this doable. We'll know more when we know more. Hope. You use this thread as sort of a continuous conditions update.

Cool.


I've heard that South Park is full awn gnarley right now. It was almost single track from the washouts down where you can see the valley, some of the Jeep guys did some repairs to keep the road around for use. No reports from above the bridge yet, I'll post up when I hear anything...still closed to Jeeps by the BLM, open to bikes/quads/sidebysides.
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One more from the mouth of Goler:


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Old 10-02-2012, 10:56 AM   #44
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Get a chance, conditions at echo pass ? Also I think there's a canyon roughly parallel to Goler Wash that doesn't go thru, South of Surprise we hadn't seen, supposed to be pretty. Tough up there too?
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:12 PM   #45
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Cerro Gordo ??

Anybody know the conditions of Cerro Gordo?
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