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Old 03-03-2015, 07:55 PM   #1
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Wink Wanna ride Death Valley with me?

Wanna ride Death Valley with me?







What would your answer be...







...if the person asking the question is someone with a decade of inspirational Death Valley Ride Reports?







So follow along...







...as I spend 8 days in Death Valley National Park.







I promise, there will be plenty of...







Rocks...







Gravel...







Sand...







Petroglyphs...







Wildflowers...

............





Campfires...







Stars...







and all of the things that make Death Valley such an interesting place to ride.








I will even reveal a hidden secret place that I guarantee has never been featured in a Death Valley Ride Report before.




Wanna ride Death Valley with me?



Let's roll!

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Old 03-03-2015, 08:18 PM   #2
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Old 03-03-2015, 08:27 PM   #3
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Old 03-03-2015, 08:33 PM   #4
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Old 03-03-2015, 08:43 PM   #5
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Old 03-03-2015, 08:45 PM   #6
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Old 03-03-2015, 08:53 PM   #7
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Getting Started

Sunday - February 15th, 2015


I took forever getting ready this morning and don't get out of Phoenix until 10 AM.





It's a long boring highway ride today.






With the late start, I don't even have time for fun roads like this one.





It was Sunday on President's Day Weekend.






I'm enjoying Nipton Road...






...and so are others.






I ride through the Ivanpah Valley...






...and a stint on I-15 in crowded conditions. I need to find a path less traveled...






...and after a fast meal and fuel in Baker, I found it.






I'm trying out a new helmet this trip. It was giving me a headache from the extreme noise.













Not many other vehicles up here...







...and there will be even less when I take this route.











I enter the park and spot my destination for the night.


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Old 03-03-2015, 09:20 PM   #8
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Ibex Dunes

I turned onto Saratoga Springs Road...







...and rode out to explore the springs. I didn't have time to hike the trail. From the parking lot, the springs looked a little dry.







It doesn't feel like February.








I'm not going that far.








I found a pull-through parking spot off of Ibex Pass Road. This will do.







It's not a short hike out to Ibex Dunes.







You can't ride in the wilderness, so I must walk.






I made it in time to be out here all alone for sunset.







There was an old mining road, mostly buried in the sand now, and evidence of mining behind the dunes.





























I enjoy watching the changing colors.








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It was dark by time I made it back to the bike. I think I hiked over 4 miles in sand. I better rest up. I have a big day planned for tomorrow.




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Old 03-03-2015, 09:25 PM   #9
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Old 03-03-2015, 09:36 PM   #10
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Old 03-03-2015, 10:09 PM   #11
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Always great pictures Dave!
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Old 03-03-2015, 10:27 PM   #12
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As a photographer myself, these are stunning. Thank you for sharing
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Old 03-04-2015, 12:03 AM   #13
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The pics keep getting better and better.

Like that top speed on the GPS.

Has Baldy started to give you a free account yet . . . and lots of complimentary SmugMug bling . . . just a thought ???
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Old 03-04-2015, 12:21 AM   #14
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tell me what you did about the noisy helmet?Awesome pics,i will be following along
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Old 03-04-2015, 04:01 AM   #15
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Hi Dave

Yes, I'm In. Great pictures as usual

Bravo
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