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Going to Death Valley!

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Rucas, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. Jan 2, 2010 at 7:32 PM
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    Rucas

    Rucas [OP] 1st gen > 2nd gen

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    So excited to be leaving for death valley tomorrow morning!! I will definitly be taking the camera and posting the trip in pics up here!

    Has anyone been there and can suggest some nice trails (DC LB Sport, Stock friendly?)

    Also what are some things that we MUST have out on the trails, for just in case emergencies. Not taking on any super off camber trails yet, but if there are some things that I might forget and should bring shout it out.
     
  2. Jan 2, 2010 at 8:06 PM
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    Rucas

    Rucas [OP] 1st gen > 2nd gen

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    bump
     
  3. Jan 2, 2010 at 9:21 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    hopefully you aren't heading out without another truck...

    someone recently went on an adventure through Death Valley lone vehicle and unfortunately they found him dead out there...

    Key items:
    1. CB radio and/or Ham radio
    2. Shovel
    3. 5 gallon jug of potable water
    4. 10 to 15 gallons of spare gas
    5. Sleeping bag
    6. Dry/canned foods (non perishable)
    7. Signal flares
    8. Tow strap
    9. Firearm (random run-ins with meth cookers and territorial bulls)
    10. Flashlights and/or lanterns
    11. 2 spare tires

    Have fun. It's beautiful out there. Cold as heck at night though.
     
  4. Jan 2, 2010 at 9:24 PM
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    08pretaco

    08pretaco Almost there

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    ^ shit son meth cookers and bulls...to rich for my blood

    but i would love to go down there sounds like alot of fun!
     
  5. Jan 2, 2010 at 9:34 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    yah but its a rush... hahaha

    on one adventure, we got out of the trucks and hiked up to a natural spring... as we pushed through some high grass, we inadvertently crossed paths with a bull and a couple cows... that was the most intense 10 mins of walking backwards with our arms up in the air to keep that sucker from charging...

    we almost pissed our pants... hahahah
     
  6. Jan 2, 2010 at 9:35 PM
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    08pretaco Almost there

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    shit man thats sounds like a hell of an adventure! maybe i can get some guys here from az to do a trip next winter! summers probably out of the question with the intense heat isnt it?
     
  7. Jan 2, 2010 at 9:38 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    late summer gets really hot... late spring right after the rains is a good time...

    late fall and winter get a bit too cold and windy at night...

    maybe we can get the AZ and CA wheelers together for a Mojave Desert run from Barstow to Vegas...
     
  8. Jan 2, 2010 at 9:41 PM
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    i could see that being a lot of fun! that would definetly be a hell of a thing to plan lol ill leave it to you :D
     
  9. Jan 2, 2010 at 9:45 PM
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    AriZonaD54

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    I like this. Alot. :D
     
  10. Jan 2, 2010 at 9:46 PM
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    imagine getting close to 30-40 trucks out there..oh the insanity it would cause!
     
  11. Jan 2, 2010 at 10:08 PM
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    I just got back...

    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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  12. Jan 2, 2010 at 10:19 PM
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    Nice pictures!
     
  13. Jan 3, 2010 at 9:06 PM
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    sweet pics!

    the trails we doing are, titus canyon, and the racetrack, and some of the short, level 2 connecting trails.
     
  14. Jan 3, 2010 at 9:36 PM
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    You'll have fun. There's also a good ghost town Rhiolite just past where you enter the canyon... good stop.
     
  15. Jan 3, 2010 at 10:50 PM
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    ya ill take some nice pics for yall
     
  16. Jan 4, 2010 at 4:34 PM
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    sweet pics! il probably be passing through there late this june. unfortunatly, il be in the awd santa fe.... doubt i will be able to go anywhere you went. please correct me if im wrong though! it would be badass if i could get that little car down there
     
  17. Jan 4, 2010 at 4:37 PM
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    Great pics :thumbsup:
     
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