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Death Valley Off-Road Adventures

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Crom, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. Sep 18, 2022 at 5:53 PM
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    sawbladeduller

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    flood zone
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    coffee then scrambled eggs.

    enjoyed a flyover of 4 A10

    this route is now closed per the DVNP map
     

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  2. Sep 21, 2022 at 5:20 PM
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    Thanks so much, very interesting, and if not for the observers may have went unnoticed.
     
  4. Sep 21, 2022 at 8:53 PM
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    They have cameras there to record goings on and have captured similar events in the past but definitely cool that someone was there in person to observe it.
     
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  5. Sep 21, 2022 at 9:04 PM
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    This has been quite the year for Death Valley weather wise. Dare I ask, what next…
     
  6. Sep 21, 2022 at 9:19 PM
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    Sadly, the cameras were the result of some people either trying or hoping the fence. They may or may not also have motion sensors buried there as well. Or so I am told.
     
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  7. Sep 21, 2022 at 11:25 PM
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    Somewhere in the Mojave Desert...
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    Probably due to more idiot divers wanting to explore it… there’s at least 1 lost in the underground there.
     
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  8. Sep 22, 2022 at 6:03 AM
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    The weather isn't too out of the norm. Flash floods happen and rain events (and road damage) have occurred several times since I began exploring the area in 2008.


    I thought the cameras were in place and captured those jackholes.
     
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  9. Sep 22, 2022 at 8:28 AM
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    It’s almost like Mother Nature doesn’t want us paving Death Valley!
     
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  11. Sep 22, 2022 at 9:00 AM
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  12. Sep 22, 2022 at 11:59 AM
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    DVNP has been updating road conditions the past few days. Note that you can click on road segments on the map and get more information for some of them.

    Especially important to note: Some backcountry roads are marked “closed” because they run up washes which have erased the original route and the NPS doesn’t want folks driving up the wash making new routes. So there are probably backcountry routes that are totally passable to a decent vehicle but they have them officially closed presumably until they can blade/mark a route. Please check the maps before heading out to see if a backcountry segment is marked closed.

    Still no estimates on the 190 segments over the Inyos and Panamints, though a comment on the map indicates the Inyo side is “likely closed for weeks”. Poor Panamint Springs Resort must be getting next to no traffic with the only paved access being a dead end trip up from Trona.
     
  13. Sep 22, 2022 at 7:16 PM
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    Where is 190 washed out?
    Is there access to Cerro Gordo?
     
  14. Sep 22, 2022 at 8:42 PM
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    Anyone been out recently? I'm in Ridgecrest if there's a crew getting together.
     
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  15. Sep 23, 2022 at 7:36 AM
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    I also saw on their FB page that the road up to Cerro Gordo got washed out again after they had repaired it from the first series of storms.
     
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  17. Sep 23, 2022 at 8:53 AM
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    Where is 190 washed out on the west end?
    I heard Panamint Springs is only accessable from Panamint valley road
     
  18. Sep 23, 2022 at 9:11 AM
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    Between Darwin and the 190/136 intersection.
     
  19. Sep 23, 2022 at 9:31 AM
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    Diesel Dave and Heavy D were out in Cerro Gordo a few weeks back filming and helping when the road first washed out. Using remaining heavy equipment, those who live there were able to at least grade the road to make it passable then. But I doubt the road has gotten any better. It was amazing how much of the road washed away.
     
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    I wonder how the conditions are on the other two roads (the one that heads northeast, and the one out to Swansea).
     

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