Death Valley National Monument
Posted October 17, 2001 - 11:29 AM
Thinking about heading up to Death Valley for a little sight seeing since we're gonna be in the general area. We're taking our bikes - both street lega - so I'm thinking we can mimic Suzuki's intro of the DRZ400S. Anybody got any recommendations on the roads into/out of Death Valley? We'll be towing a 36ft 5th wheel. I figure I can go over 80 to Reno/Fallon and head south on 95 or go to Mojave and head up 14/395/SR190 - most of it depends on the weather. Are there any particulary nasty roads to avoid with the trailer? How's the weather in Death Valley in December? Am I kidding myself thinking it will an enjoyable couple of days?
Posted October 17, 2001 - 07:03 PM
Posted October 17, 2001 - 08:35 PM
The more the merrier. Haven't really decided to go to DV yet but I think we're leaning that way.
The group of people that we will be meeting is folks I went to high school & college with - we're in our early 30s and some now have young kids. It's usually a great time. Some very good riders - a couple have raced Baja 500/1000 on bikes or quads - and they've grown up riding that area.
Anybody else planning on the desert around xmas/new years?
Posted October 17, 2001 - 11:27 PM
hope you have a good time
i am enviuos of this trip
yz timed now
Posted October 18, 2001 - 10:46 AM
I don't recommend the 190 coming from the west (395) with a trailer! That road has several miles which are very step and narrow with hairpin switchbacks. The northern and southern entrances are no problem.