Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Discussion > Off-Roading & Trails

Notices

Death Valley off roading November 22-25

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-15-2012, 12:02 PM   #1
ucdzombie [OP] ucdzombie is offline
Junior Member
ucdzombie is on a distinguished road
Joined: Oct 2012, #89052
Location: Davis, CA
Gender: Male
Posts: 8
ucdzombie's Tacoma Gallery
Death Valley off roading November 22-25

I drive a 96 FZJ80 and would like to go off-roading in Death Valley with a couple of rigs this Thanksgiving November 22-25. Anyone interested please PM or reply ASAP. Or send me email andytanviolin@gmail.com. Thank you.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 01:23 AM   #2
Swab
LBPtaco has a brilliant futureLBPtaco has a brilliant futureLBPtaco has a brilliant futureLBPtaco has a brilliant futureLBPtaco has a brilliant futureLBPtaco has a brilliant futureLBPtaco has a brilliant futureLBPtaco has a brilliant futureLBPtaco has a brilliant futureLBPtaco has a brilliant futureLBPtaco has a brilliant future
 
LBPtaco's Avatar
Name: Winter
Joined: Mar 2010, #32572
Location: California Maritime Academy
Age: 32
Gender: Dude
Posts: 365
LBPtaco's Tacoma Gallery
still VERY up in the air for me, but i am planning to be there the 18th and 19th. i have to be home for thanksgiving or my better half will kill me
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 08:02 PM   #3
ucdzombie [OP] ucdzombie is offline
Junior Member
ucdzombie is on a distinguished road
Joined: Oct 2012, #89052
Location: Davis, CA
Gender: Male
Posts: 8
ucdzombie's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by LBPtaco View Post
still VERY up in the air for me, but i am planning to be there the 18th and 19th. i have to be home for thanksgiving or my better half will kill me
You have family plans for Thanksgiving? And are you going there by yourself (one rig)? Let me know if you change your mind.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 10:19 PM   #4
ucdzombie [OP] ucdzombie is offline
Junior Member
ucdzombie is on a distinguished road
Joined: Oct 2012, #89052
Location: Davis, CA
Gender: Male
Posts: 8
ucdzombie's Tacoma Gallery
OK here's the plan. Please take a look at the backcountry road map provided by DV:
http://www.nps.gov/deva/planyourvisi...%20Roads-2.pdf

Day 1:
We enter the park from north of Trona, CA. Via Escape Trail (not marked on map), we go across Slate Range. After entering Goler Cayon, we go over Panamint Range via Mengel Pass. Continuing on Warm Springs Canyon Road. Reach Furnace Creek by night fall. Attractions: Barker Ranch, Gold Hill Mine, Badwater (lowest point of USA), Devil's Golf Course.

Day 2:
Visit Borax museum at Furnace Creek, Artists Drive, Stovepipes Wells Village. Night stay at Mesquite Spring/ Scottys Castle.

Day 3:
Departure from Mesquite Spring, visit Ubehebe Crater, and Race Track (the weird moving rocks). If we can make it through Lippincott Pass, it'll be super fun, since this trail is famous and challenging.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2012, 01:04 PM   #5
Swab
LBPtaco has a brilliant futureLBPtaco has a brilliant futureLBPtaco has a brilliant futureLBPtaco has a brilliant futureLBPtaco has a brilliant futureLBPtaco has a brilliant futureLBPtaco has a brilliant futureLBPtaco has a brilliant futureLBPtaco has a brilliant futureLBPtaco has a brilliant futureLBPtaco has a brilliant future
 
LBPtaco's Avatar
Name: Winter
Joined: Mar 2010, #32572
Location: California Maritime Academy
Age: 32
Gender: Dude
Posts: 365
LBPtaco's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by ucdzombie View Post
You have family plans for Thanksgiving? And are you going there by yourself (one rig)? Let me know if you change your mind.
Yes, family plans. I've been trying to do thanksgiving in the desert for the last 5 years, but still no luck.

As of now, the trip is lookin like its not gonna happen at all. keepin my fingers crossed tho.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2012, 01:33 PM   #6
Swab
LBPtaco has a brilliant futureLBPtaco has a brilliant futureLBPtaco has a brilliant futureLBPtaco has a brilliant futureLBPtaco has a brilliant futureLBPtaco has a brilliant futureLBPtaco has a brilliant futureLBPtaco has a brilliant futureLBPtaco has a brilliant futureLBPtaco has a brilliant futureLBPtaco has a brilliant future
 
LBPtaco's Avatar
Name: Winter
Joined: Mar 2010, #32572
Location: California Maritime Academy
Age: 32
Gender: Dude
Posts: 365
LBPtaco's Tacoma Gallery
Lippencott Pass

Heres my trip down Lippencott, back in January. Who knows whats changed since then. I dont remember where i saw it, but there were a bunch of road closures about a month ago due to wash outs.

http://youtu.be/NM4DC5_oCNY
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2012, 10:51 PM   #7
ucdzombie [OP] ucdzombie is offline
Junior Member
ucdzombie is on a distinguished road
Joined: Oct 2012, #89052
Location: Davis, CA
Gender: Male
Posts: 8
ucdzombie's Tacoma Gallery
OK keep me posted.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 09:13 AM   #8
Breaker of Wheeling Rules #1 and #2
Mach375 is one of the sharper tools in the shedMach375 is one of the sharper tools in the shedMach375 is one of the sharper tools in the shedMach375 is one of the sharper tools in the shedMach375 is one of the sharper tools in the shedMach375 is one of the sharper tools in the shedMach375 is one of the sharper tools in the shedMach375 is one of the sharper tools in the shedMach375 is one of the sharper tools in the shedMach375 is one of the sharper tools in the shedMach375 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Name: Sathington "Alowicious Devadander Abercrombie" Willoughby (but you can call me Mud)
Joined: Sep 2010, #43428
Location: SoCal/South OC
Gender: Guy
Posts: 996
Mach375's Tacoma Gallery
The fam and I will be there Monday to Saturday of Thanksgiving week, inclusive. Our focus is the Saline Valley.
Entering via my usual route from the south via Trona to the old superintendent's house in the Panamints (not on map). Show the fam the kilns, maybe tackle a bit of Wildrose Peak. Then head to Ubehebe lead mine, stopping in at a couple of the easier slot canyons for some hiking. Go by the Racetrack on our way through Lippencot to get to Saline Valley. Couple days at the springs (including Turkeyday), exploring the wider area (like Cerro Gordo and the tramway). Then head up Steele Pass to get to Eureka Dunes. On our way out we'll stop by the bristlecone forest. If there's time, we'll work our way to Bodie via some backroads.
Wednesday is my son's birthday, and Thursday is Turkeyday. Both of those I plan to celebrate at the springs.

I have no plans to visit Tourist Town (the major paved attractions at DV, like Badwater, Furnace Creek, Zabriski, etc.). Been there, done that -- seen it once, seen it enough.

I've been planning this awhile, so I've found some great info. Check out the following sites:
http://www.gbr.4wdtrips.net/4x4/steelepass.html
http://www.deathvalley.com/dvtalk/dvtalk.shtml
http://forum.salinepreservation.org/


If y'all let me know what your rigs look like, I'll try to keep my eyes out for ya.
Mine: debadged Barcelona Red DCLB, ARB winch bumper with CB antenna on passenger's side, black billet grille, SnugTop shell with black rack on top (loaded with a half dozen fuel cans, a few water cans, and ammo boxes of all sizes), rolling on 255/85/16 KM2s on black teflon wheels (yet to purchase, but they'll be on by then).
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 01:38 PM   #9
ucdzombie [OP] ucdzombie is offline
Junior Member
ucdzombie is on a distinguished road
Joined: Oct 2012, #89052
Location: Davis, CA
Gender: Male
Posts: 8
ucdzombie's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mach375 View Post
The fam and I will be there Monday to Saturday of Thanksgiving week, inclusive. Our focus is the Saline Valley.
Entering via my usual route from the south via Trona to the old superintendent's house in the Panamints (not on map). Show the fam the kilns, maybe tackle a bit of Wildrose Peak. Then head to Ubehebe lead mine, stopping in at a couple of the easier slot canyons for some hiking. Go by the Racetrack on our way through Lippencot to get to Saline Valley. Couple days at the springs (including Turkeyday), exploring the wider area (like Cerro Gordo and the tramway). Then head up Steele Pass to get to Eureka Dunes. On our way out we'll stop by the bristlecone forest. If there's time, we'll work our way to Bodie via some backroads.
Wednesday is my son's birthday, and Thursday is Turkeyday. Both of those I plan to celebrate at the springs.

I have no plans to visit Tourist Town (the major paved attractions at DV, like Badwater, Furnace Creek, Zabriski, etc.). Been there, done that -- seen it once, seen it enough.

I've been planning this awhile, so I've found some great info. Check out the following sites:
http://www.gbr.4wdtrips.net/4x4/steelepass.html
http://www.deathvalley.com/dvtalk/dvtalk.shtml
http://forum.salinepreservation.org/


If y'all let me know what your rigs look like, I'll try to keep my eyes out for ya.
Mine: debadged Barcelona Red DCLB, ARB winch bumper with CB antenna on passenger's side, black billet grille, SnugTop shell with black rack on top (loaded with a half dozen fuel cans, a few water cans, and ammo boxes of all sizes), rolling on 255/85/16 KM2s on black teflon wheels (yet to purchase, but they'll be on by then).
Awesome tips! Thank you. I drive a 96 FJ80 in light blue gray. All stock with no running board.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 03:38 PM   #11
Junior Member
srsnow is on a distinguished road
Joined: Sep 2012, #87344
Location: Corona
Gender: Male
Posts: 18
srsnow's Tacoma Gallery
This sounds like a lot of fun. My question is how friendly is something like this on a stock truck, in this case a 07 DCLB TRD Sport 4x4?
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 10:19 PM   #12
ucdzombie [OP] ucdzombie is offline
Junior Member
ucdzombie is on a distinguished road
Joined: Oct 2012, #89052
Location: Davis, CA
Gender: Male
Posts: 8
ucdzombie's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Traveler View Post
Man, I've been wanting to do this trip for a year now, more specifically head to Racetrack Playa. That's the only "tourist" attraction in DVNP I have yet to see. Of course, I'm sure all the best stuff is miles away from pavement.
So are you down for it? Right now I have my FJ80, and a Jeeper from Irvine down for sure. I'm still waiting to hear from a family from Arizona with a FJ Cruiser, and a Cherokee from SoCal.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 10:24 PM   #13
ucdzombie [OP] ucdzombie is offline
Junior Member
ucdzombie is on a distinguished road
Joined: Oct 2012, #89052
Location: Davis, CA
Gender: Male
Posts: 8
ucdzombie's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by srsnow View Post
This sounds like a lot of fun. My question is how friendly is something like this on a stock truck, in this case a 07 DCLB TRD Sport 4x4?
I'm relatively new to off-roading so I'm not quite sure. My FJ80 is all stock with factory lockers. Mine has bigger tires so it has a better clearance. If you put off-road tires on your truck it shouldn't be a problem. Check out this link, one of the rigs looks like a stock Tacoma:

http://www.off-road.com/trails-event...t-1-53449.html

And by the way that's very similar to what I want to do this time.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Death Valley 1/2012 LBPtaco Tacoma Videos 0 01-10-2012 05:37 PM
HUNGRY VALLEY-NOVEMBER 19th!!! nelson18matt Southern California 97 11-20-2011 08:58 PM
Death Valley (Apr 6-10) mjohn617 Off-Roading & Trails 6 03-28-2011 09:00 PM
Texas Meet, November 20-22, Barwell Mountian Recreation Area drew02a Texas 520 01-12-2010 04:01 PM
Going to Death Valley! Rucas Off-Roading & Trails 17 01-05-2010 09:56 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.