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Old 08-17-2013, 10:27 AM   #901
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the # of unknowns suggest that the NPS is lazy or severely underfunded, or that you talked to a know-nothing.

which is it?
From what I have been told, there is 1300 miles of road in Death Valley and the park is underfunded to be able to maintain all of it in a timely manner.

The ranger I talked to had not been able check out the conditions because his 4x4 has been unavailable for him to use.
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:43 AM   #902
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The only place that is truly isn't passable is the trench on Saline Valley Road at Willow Creek...it's complete mayhem from a point about six miles north of Willow Creek.
Thanks for the info Rob.

Looked up Willow Creek on my map and it looks like it is about 5 miles north of the intersection of Saline Valley Road and road to the Hot Springs.

There was a washout in that area last year but not nearly as bad as what is being reported this year.
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:49 PM   #903
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:02 AM   #904
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Credit goes to SilverBob on the pics, he put together a scouting party of three rigs with another guy I know and one I don't...they winched across the chasm and went to the springs.
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Any idea if SilverBob drove any of Steel Pass north of the springs? 10 miles of Steele Pass north of the springs was completely washed out when I rode it last year. The trail was completely gone and some 4x4's had tried to mark the route with red ribbons but they were hard for me to follow. It was passable last year and just had a lot of rocks. Could it get any worse?
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:36 PM   #905
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Cerro Gordo Robert's Update

I just got off the phone with Robert, who is the care taker for Cerro Gordo. You can reach him at: 760-876-5030.

He said people are riding to the Salt Tram so it is passable but rough. He didn't know if they were riding it as a loop or as a one way ride.

He said the Cerro Gordo Road between Keeler and Cerro Gordo had gotten washed out but has now been repaired.

He said the road north of Cerro Gordo has some ruts that can cause some riders problems. He recently helped a rider on a BMW 650 pick up his bike because the rider wasn't able to do it alone after he tipped over. This was about 1.5 miles north of Cerro Gordo.

Robert said it was currently 78 degrees at Cerro Gordo and the weather couldn't be better.

Cerro Gordo Robert two years ago. He gave us a very interesting tour of the town. He is the sole resident:


Here is a link to a video I shot two years ago riding up to the Salt Tram. We started on Swansea/Cerro Gordo Road, which is about 3 miles west of Keeler, rode up to the Tram and then rode the ridge to Cerro Gordo. It is one of my favorite loops in this area.

There is one steep section that is a downhill that I didn't record on this loop east of the Tram. I have only ridden this loop clockwise. It will be interesting to see if the trail has changed much since the July rain. If the road hasn't been washed out in any sections, this will give you an idea what to expect. I didn't see any washouts last year when I rode this same loop.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EHsIjFWKog
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:53 AM   #906
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:27 PM   #907
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Very interesting read.
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:07 AM   #909
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Rob:

Any idea if SilverBob drove any of Steel Pass north of the springs? 10 miles of Steele Pass north of the springs was completely washed out when I rode it last year. The trail was completely gone and some 4x4's had tried to mark the route with red ribbons but they were hard for me to follow. It was passable last year and just had a lot of rocks. Could it get any worse?
I rode Steele Pass at the end of April and it wasn't too bad.
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Last I heard they were expecting to get more rain this weekend!
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:33 PM   #911
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:24 PM   #913
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Looks like we all have a new set of adventures on the same old roads. Nice!
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:39 AM   #914
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Goler Wash got massaged a little bit on Aug 31st, peeps that took the picture were in a stock Suburban alone and it was 108*, so they turned back here. Looks ok for me, maybe not for some...

I also heard that the east side of Cerro Gordo got completely trashed, two Jeeps were said to have taken five hours to winch five miles. I wouldn't commit to a downhill run on that, but would come up as it's easier to turn around and go back downhill. The west side going up was a little tricky in a couple places for a big bike, thumps will have no issues. This is as of Sunday 9/1/13.

The Benton area got hit really hard Sunday afternoon, the mud was 10 feet deep across 120, Caltrans worked most of the night to clean it up and were still going Monday around noon.
That is some crazy weather. I wonder if the 10 feet of mud was in one of those dips on the "roller coaster" section of highway 120. Sounds like that is now the third flash flood for this area this summer. Maybe there has been more.

Can't wait to ride out there once it cools down some.
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