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Old 04-15-2014, 02:11 AM   #1471
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I was just over Mengel pass two weeks ago and don't recall any rocky steps -- just rocky.
The portion climbing out of Panamint Valley varies in this section. One rock step section busted the low exhaust on my 620 Adventure 10 years ago. Wet steps, no traction, no other line: just smash into it and let momentum carry you over.


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Ymmv and I'm sure you won't take my word for it anyway.
Different thread, different subject. Thank you.
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I think Lippincott would be easy on a TW200 either way .. I would keep an eye on your fuel .
I hear ya' on the fuel. People just don't comprehend the distances out there. I bought a 3 gallon aux tank for the rear. Waiting on a McMaster order to install it.
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:54 PM   #1472
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The portion climbing out of Panamint Valley varies in this section. One rock step section busted the low exhaust on my 620 Adventure 10 years ago. Wet steps, no traction, no other line: just smash into it and let momentum carry you over.

Different thread, different subject. Thank you.

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Obviously not - I just shared my observations and you til. Me they were incorrect! LOL!

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Old 04-15-2014, 01:45 PM   #1473
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Obviously not - I just shared my observations and you til. Me they were incorrect! LOL!

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Look, if you want to troll, keep it to the other thread. I mentioned that it varies. That means that it changes. It depends on when they last ran a grader through there and what the rains have done. That's why this whole thread exists--to get CURRENT conditions. I thanked you for it. Keep your perpetual victim crap in the other thread.
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:06 PM   #1474
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Look, if you want to troll, keep it to the other thread. I mentioned that it varies. That means that it changes. It depends on when they last ran a grader through there and what the rains have done. That's why this whole thread exists--to get CURRENT conditions. I thanked you for it. Keep your perpetual victim crap in the other thread.
Ok - so what you are saying is that my observations of 2 weeks ago are invalid AND when I call you on questioning the validity or recency of my observations, I'm pretending to be a victim?

I don't think this has anything to do with any discussion in particular - you just have no respect for me and don't consider me to be a human being capable of providing any information that is useful to you.

I did put pictures in my trip report, click through and you can see plenty of photos showing the condition of Mengel pass.
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:28 PM   #1475
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No, I shared where the route often gets questionable on the Goler Wash route. That was an attempt to share some information in return--where you might expect it in the future. A little give-back in return for what you shared, since it sounds like that area is clean right now. It's not always so.
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:39 PM   #1476
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Mengal Pass?

Guys, we just sent hundreds of riders through there. If you don't know where the Goler steps are supposed to be you would just miss the whole thing. Once I got further up the canyon I thought to myself, 'Oh, that must have been Goler Wash".

I didn't go all they way over the pass but a bunch of them did. There are still the rock gardens before and after the pass but nothing pretty much anyone can't get through on a dualsport. A few big bikes get through there too, but not advised for any beginner riders on them.

Everybody seems to be so touchy these days. Just chill...
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Old 04-15-2014, 03:36 PM   #1477
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I definitely think some routes are easier in one direction than the other -- going from geologist cabin to Mengel to Goler - didn't see anything that resembled steps like I did on my descent from lippincott (wait - didn't I say that already?)


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Old 11-19-2014, 07:47 PM   #1478
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Another summer, and now another winter riding season in DV.

So who has passed through lately and can comment on road conditions to the Racetrack (other then washboarded to hell)?

Anyone been over Hunter Mountain recently? Snow free?

I am asking from the vantage point of a Subaru AWD vehicle, taking my girlfriend out for a more comfy view. She doesn't like the tiny seat on the 690...
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:37 AM   #1479
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Another summer, and now another winter riding season in DV.

So who has passed through lately and can comment on road conditions to the Racetrack (other then washboarded to hell)?

Anyone been over Hunter Mountain recently? Snow free?

I am asking from the vantage point of a Subaru AWD vehicle, taking my girlfriend out for a more comfy view. She doesn't like the tiny seat on the 690...
When are you going? I'm doing Saline Valley, Hunter, Racetrack, and maybe Lippincott during the week of Thanksgiving and will report back regardless. A friend went to Saline via South Pass last weekend and said that it's in passenger car condition on the main road, with the springs road sandy and whoopy as usual.
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Old 11-20-2014, 11:19 AM   #1480
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I'm going this weekend. Just called a Ranger at DV, and he said no outstanding issues with Racetrack and Titus, other then usual washboarding and some sharp babyheads to watch out for.

They say Hunter Mtn is essentially snow free as well. Telescope Peak has very little snow right now.
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:41 PM   #1481
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I'm going this weekend. Just called a Ranger at DV, and he said no outstanding issues with Racetrack and Titus, other then usual washboarding and some sharp babyheads to watch out for.

They say Hunter Mtn is essentially snow free as well. Telescope Peak has very little snow right now.
take pics are report back to us.

have fun. should be perfect this weekend!
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Old 11-21-2014, 11:51 AM   #1482
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I know this is a totally subjective and highly-variable thing, but feel free to throw opinions out:

Any real concerns about a solo run both ways over Lippincott on a big bike? 1190 Adventure. I can handle myself on it pretty well on unmaintained rocky desert 2-tracks but I don't want to push it too hard all by my lonesome.
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Old 11-21-2014, 12:01 PM   #1483
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I know this is a totally subjective and highly-variable thing, but feel free to throw opinions out:

Any real concerns about a solo run both ways over Lippincott on a big bike? 1190 Adventure. I can handle myself on it pretty well on unmaintained rocky desert 2-tracks but I don't want to push it too hard all by my lonesome.
I haven't been on Lippencott since 2011 and it was only going down... and that was enough for me. I wouldn't want to go up it on my DR650 let alone an 1190. But it'd depend greatly on it's conditions so far this season. The last thing you want, especially by yourself, is being bounced off the trail, down the side of the hill and end up in a position you can't get out of.

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Old 11-21-2014, 12:07 PM   #1484
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I know this is a totally subjective and highly-variable thing, but feel free to throw opinions out:



Any real concerns about a solo run both ways over Lippincott on a big bike? 1190 Adventure. I can handle myself on it pretty well on unmaintained rocky desert 2-tracks but I don't want to push it too hard all by my lonesome.

When are you planning on going?
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Old 11-21-2014, 12:09 PM   #1485
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When are you planning on going?
Sometime next week.
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