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Death Valley - Warm Springs to Home Via Mengel Pass

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by HBMurphy, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. Jan 1, 2010 at 8:40 PM
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    HBMurphy

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    Killer New Years trip to Death Valley... here are some highlights on the way home today leaving the valley via Warm Springs then Mengel Pass... very cool trip almost as though you get your own private Death Valley... I will be back soon!

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  2. Jan 1, 2010 at 8:41 PM
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    Great pics!
     
  3. Jan 1, 2010 at 8:42 PM
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    Sick pics!
     
  4. Jan 1, 2010 at 8:45 PM
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    That place looks sick...lets plan a trip out there. I am down.
     
  5. Jan 1, 2010 at 8:46 PM
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    Yeah - its a fun one.
     
  6. Jan 1, 2010 at 8:50 PM
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    It is about 5 hours from San Diego? My dad went out there to take pictures. We would be down for a weekend trip. Hit me up and let's plan something.
     
  7. Jan 5, 2010 at 10:01 PM
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    Death Valley is one of my favorite places. Thanks for sharing your pics. How bad was Mengel Pass? I assume it wasn't too bad for you. I went through in November going down the pass and had to spend 30 minutes trail building. A jeep club came through the day before and tore the pass up.
     
  8. Jan 5, 2010 at 10:26 PM
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    yes we need to plan another wheeling trip soon. Its been a month already guys! way too long.
     
  9. Jan 6, 2010 at 2:44 AM
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    I am wanting to do a DV trip yet am weary going alone. How cold was it? Where did you sleep? Tents?
    We should get something planned!
     
  10. Jan 6, 2010 at 5:51 AM
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    Went with GF - I wanted to take her to hotel but she insisted that we should camp - it was 33-35 (low) to mid 60's. We camped (tent/air materess/6 sleeping bags :)) in TX springs CG (I think). Nice 'cause it was centrally located.

    If we did a ride - remote camping would be cool - the cabins that I found would be a good one since you get to see more of the back country. The trails were nothing impossible but fun and beautiful.
     
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    nice truck...see several times on goldenwest...what happened with rear bumper!

    :)
     
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    I'm "work hardening" it! ;) A number of trails have blessed me with a kiss. Hope to have my Armor Tech bumper on soon!
     
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    That looks so beautiful.
     
  15. Jan 23, 2010 at 9:33 AM
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    Very nice pics and a very nice truck!
     
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    thanks!
     
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