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Desert Vacation Pictures

Post by fbenross » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:06 pm

Hi all- I got back Saturday 4/27, from a week exploring Nevada and Death Valley. I put 1550 mi on the PW and averaged 11.5 mpg…I was on a lot of back country desert trails some smooth and some shitty ones, mostly in Death Valley. The first pictures are of the Hawthorne Ordinance Museum. Hawthorne Army Munitions Depot was recently in the news when several Marines were killed firing a Mortar. The Museum was having a monument installed for them at the time of my visit. The other pictures are of old mines and equipment-wild horses-Indian pictographs. I had some maintenance issues, and will start a thread in the general area on those problems.
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Post by fbenross » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:11 pm

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Post by FirerescuePW » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:31 pm

You get to play in some of the coolest places! Nice pics. Will you be publishing anything on this trip?
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Post by w2dodge » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:42 am

Beautiful...wild horses?

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Post by coder » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:26 pm

Where in death valley did you go?
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Post by fbenross » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:56 pm

Yes wild horses...In death valley I took Saline Valley rd. from hwy 190 over Hunter Mtn (beautiful vistas) hidden valley rd to burro mine and up White Top mtn road. then out race trk valley rd to the north.
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FirerescuePW wrote:You get to play in some of the coolest places! Nice pics. Will you be publishing anything on this trip?
no writing too much work for $300
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Post by cruz » Wed May 01, 2013 1:00 pm

fbenross wrote:
FirerescuePW wrote:You get to play in some of the coolest places! Nice pics. Will you be publishing anything on this trip?
no writing too much work for $300
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fbenross wrote:Yes wild horses...In death valley I took Saline Valley rd. from hwy 190 over Hunter Mtn (beautiful vistas) hidden valley rd to burro mine and up White Top mtn road. then out race trk valley rd to the north.
Looked like Hunter Mountain very nice area.

I was thinking a taking a July (hottest time of the year) trip out to the DV area just to see if the PW and I could handle 120 degree temps.

I have done it before and with a fully stocked cooler (no alcohol, it speeds up dehydration) and some plain old common sense it is a lot of fun, at least to me.
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Post by fbenross » Wed May 01, 2013 6:12 pm

Some of the higher elevation places might be good areas to end the day as it will be cooler..it was hitting 95 when I was at Furnace Creek and premium was $5.50 a Gallon.
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Post by coder » Fri May 03, 2013 6:43 pm

fbenross wrote:Some of the higher elevation places might be good areas to end the day as it will be cooler..it was hitting 95 when I was at Furnace Creek and premium was $5.50 a Gallon.
Gas is very expensive in the valley I usually take an extra 5 gallon gas can and top everything off in Baker it's much cheaper.
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FirerescuePW wrote:You get to play in some of the coolest places! Nice pics. Will you be publishing anything on this trip?
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Post by cruz » Sat May 04, 2013 1:40 am

Here is a cool video for all you Desert Rats ...
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Post by Fireman78 » Fri May 24, 2013 1:17 pm

Thanks for sharing the pics! Death Valley is on my list for sure. I would love to be there in the spring .
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Post by fbenross » Fri May 24, 2013 8:26 pm

Death Valley is Cool...pun intended...let us know when you go for tips...also this DV forum is a good place to visit not real active but informative. http://www.deathvalley.com/dvtalk/dvtalk.shtml and there is a face book page that is real good for road info...https://www.facebook.com/DeathValleyRoadConditions another good site http://www.maturango.org/janetmuseumpag ... alley.html
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