Will be in Death Valley this weekend. Does anyone have any info about Saline Valley Road - North Pass and Lippencott Road over to The Racetrack?
Thanks in advance.
Thanks in advance.
That was awhile ago, they have been quickly getting the place back together since getting back to work. All the roads we were on were freshly graded. The part of the west road we were on was like driving on pavement it was so smooth.Saline Valley road from the south has a "road closed" sign on the side of the road but was open for travel. The road was in pretty good shape with no real issues. I was up there during the gubmint shutdown.
Inyo County received federal funding and is in the process of repairing Trona-Wildrose road now. No telling how long it will take. I was out there two weeks ago and they were ripping up the bad asphalt and rough grading.That was awhile ago, they have been quickly getting the place back together since getting back to work. All the roads we were on were freshly graded. The part of the west road we were on was like driving on pavement it was so smooth.
Now, if San Bernardino and Inyo counties will get their chit together and get the Panamint road back in on piece all will be well because I am here to tell ya that Nadeau road blows when you are doing it at 9 PM on a moonless night. 2.5hrs to go 17 miles.
YIKES!! My friends would never live that one down!I was just in Death Valley with a good friend of mine, had a great game plan for driving home from Mammoth
with the lack of snow up on the mountains all seemed ok, me and my JKU, he and his CJ5.
Racetrack was dusty, Lippincott was nice and fun, just hug some rocks. Saline Road.... ya.... we were attempting.. to well drive through it all. the sun went down just after we came down off Lippincott. Like most we ignored the sign of closures...
trying to make it over Saline.... I won't let him forget it... nope he told me always bring a gas can. .... yep... found our selves later with a snowdrift a good couple feet thick. but we made it out in one piece... (for the most part, his poor CJ5... all kinds of broken atm)
*first it was the drive down, .... much later the drive up, and CJ5.... poor rusted thing.... drinking up all the remaining fuel... and just shutting down thirsty for more.... I would do it again... this time with more fuel*
lets just say... going back and forth from Beatty was not fun... .... yep.... I won't let him forget it.... a gas can is your best friend... other than me.... a long adventure... with a dash of Murphy's law...
but the wash outs on Lippincott... just a dash sketchy
I'm just happy we made it back to his place at 5 in the morning...