Quick Death Valley Trip
Close
    
    
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 24
Like Tree95Likes

Thread: Quick Death Valley Trip

  1. #1
    Senior Member tuna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Joshua Tree, Ca.
    Posts
    321

    Quick Death Valley Trip

    Met up with a friend who winters in Az. and was headed back home to Oregon in Death Valley. Weather was great except the last day as the winds came up with 50mph gust so had to hang in the camper all day. we road on and off just exploring as most dirt roads are still closed due to storms and the park service doesn't seem to be in a rush to take care of them very fast, that is how a ranger we talked to described it. We camped on BLM land on the south end of DV, explored Tecopa area, rode the pavement all the way to Furnace creek and back, then off road 1 day to some where out in the middle of no where. Had a great time then headed home, only 3hrs for me. The wild flowers are not there at all, very few. Joshua Trees are blooming here at home since I left. Was 30 Monday morning when I left DV so Spring isn't there yet.
    DSCN0996[1].JPG

    DSCN0997[1].JPG

    DSCN1000[1].JPG

    DSCN1001[1].JPG

    DSCN1004[1].JPG
    sub251, Mel, Fred and 14 others like this.

  2. #2
    Senior Member tuna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Joshua Tree, Ca.
    Posts
    321

  3. #3
    Senior Member tuna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Joshua Tree, Ca.
    Posts
    321
    Stopped at Kelso Dunes for the night on the way over.

    DSCN0983[1].JPG

    DSCN0984[1].JPG

    DSCN0987[1].JPG

    DSCN0987[1].JPG

  4. Remove Advertisements
    TW200Forum.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Senior Member jtstdub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Fair Oaks, Calif
    Posts
    264
    Great trip... I too want to carry my TW on the truck with camper sometimes but not on the front....

    Jim
    Last edited by jtstdub; 03-07-2017 at 12:59 PM.
    Hidden Content 2003 Tw200, 2014 BWS 150, 1969 VW Beetle Baja, 1972 Super Beetle and a 1987 Suzuki Samurai.

  6. #5
    Senior Member admiral's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Sand Hollow, ID
    Posts
    9,419
    Awesome!



    Beautiful views!

  7. #6
    Senior Member tuna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Joshua Tree, Ca.
    Posts
    321
    Quote Originally Posted by jtstdub View Post
    Great trip... I too want to carry my TW on the truck with camper sometimes but not on the front....

    Jim
    Why not? Only place as far as i'm concerned. Been doing it for years, no problems ever, except when the bugs are out but that's only one side.

  8. #7
    Senior Member Motoad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Nelson BC
    Posts
    397
    Quote Originally Posted by admiral View Post
    Awesome!



    Beautiful views!
    And one fine beard too!
    littletommy, tuna, jtstdub and 1 others like this.

  9. #8
    Senior Member jtstdub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Fair Oaks, Calif
    Posts
    264
    Quote Originally Posted by tuna View Post
    Why not? Only place as far as i'm concerned. Been doing it for years, no problems ever, except when the bugs are out but that's only one side.
    Guess it's just a cooling thing for the engine...and having something sitting that far out in front of the truck.

    Question, is there a reason that your hitch extension is as long as it is? I have a rack and it sits 16" to the center of the track... So the cycle is very close to the rear of the truck.

    Jim
    jtomelliott49 likes this.
    Hidden Content 2003 Tw200, 2014 BWS 150, 1969 VW Beetle Baja, 1972 Super Beetle and a 1987 Suzuki Samurai.

  10. #9
    Member like2wlz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    66
    I've never been to Death Valley but I have time to go 3rd week in April or I might to to Yosemite instead on way home from Moab. Is this supposed to be one of the wild flower "super bloom" years?
    jtomelliott49 and Hoot Gibson like this.

  11. #10
    Senior Member Fred's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Turtle Wrangling the Sierras
    Posts
    12,424
    One can count on HWY 120 over Tioga Pass into Yosemite to be closed by snowfall through early June. Thus no travel from east (Moab) through park to central California. However passing through Death Valley east to west in late April might see the Park having repaired and re-opened many of the major storm damaged roads.
    jtomelliott49 likes this.
    Active Thumpers:
    2003 TW200 "Betty Boop"
    2006 TW200 "Mr.Gizmo”
    Neglected 2-Smoker Hanger Queens:
    1981 KDX175 Enduro
    1982 YZ250G MX
    Hidden Content

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Sponosred Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Riding Partner(s) - Death Valley area
    By Neotoma in forum Trails, Off-road, and Adventure Riding
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 12-30-2015, 05:15 PM
  2. Death Valley
    By RDW in forum Trails, Off-road, and Adventure Riding
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 11-13-2014, 07:09 PM
  3. Death Valley Trip-upcoming
    By bikerjosh in forum Trails, Off-road, and Adventure Riding
    Replies: 143
    Last Post: 12-24-2012, 06:44 PM
  4. Planning trip to Death Valley and/or Mojave Rd in October/November
    By bikerjosh in forum Trails, Off-road, and Adventure Riding
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 10-30-2011, 09:42 AM
  5. Death Valley Days
    By RockyTFS in forum Trails, Off-road, and Adventure Riding
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-25-2011, 06:48 PM