Met up with a friend who winters in Az. and was headed back home to Oregon in Death Valley. Weather was great except the last day as the winds came up with 50mph gust so had to hang in the camper all day. we road on and off just exploring as most dirt roads are still closed due to storms and the park service doesn't seem to be in a rush to take care of them very fast, that is how a ranger we talked to described it. We camped on BLM land on the south end of DV, explored Tecopa area, rode the pavement all the way to Furnace creek and back, then off road 1 day to some where out in the middle of no where. Had a great time then headed home, only 3hrs for me. The wild flowers are not there at all, very few. Joshua Trees are blooming here at home since I left. Was 30 Monday morning when I left DV so Spring isn't there yet.
Great trip... I too want to carry my TW on the truck with camper sometimes but not on the front....
Last edited by jtstdub; 03-07-2017 at 01:59 PM.
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Question, is there a reason that your hitch extension is as long as it is? I have a rack and it sits 16" to the center of the track... So the cycle is very close to the rear of the truck.
I've never been to Death Valley but I have time to go 3rd week in April or I might to to Yosemite instead on way home from Moab. Is this supposed to be one of the wild flower "super bloom" years?
One can count on HWY 120 over Tioga Pass into Yosemite to be closed by snowfall through early June. Thus no travel from east (Moab) through park to central California. However passing through Death Valley east to west in late April might see the Park having repaired and re-opened many of the major storm damaged roads.
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