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Capo Valley 4 Wheelers
Capo Valley Four Wheelers

Death Valley

April 15th 2016

Description

You may need extra gas. The route is 243 miles from last gas in Olancha back to Olancha.

 

This run is back by popular demand.  We will stop for breakfast at Kramer Junction and drop tow vehicles at Olancha on highway 395.  Olancha is last gas.  From Olancha we will take highway 190 and enter Death Valley by way of the South Pass road. Friday’s camp is at Saline Valley Hot Springs. There are vault toilets but no other facilities or services at Saline Hot Springs. Bring a bathing suit or not for the hot springs.

Saturday we’ll head North thru Steele Pass, a slow rocky road, past Eureka Sand Dunes National Landmark and on to Crankshaft Crossing to place a spare crankshaft on the pile.  From there we go to Ubehebe Crater, then to Teakettle Junction to place a teakettle alongside the others.  At the end of the day we will be at the Race Track to see with sliding rocks and camp at Lippencott Mine. There are a few rock crawls availble at the Lippencott Mine if you're not too tired from the day's run.

On Sunday it’s down Lippencott Grade (some pucker factor) back to Saline Valley, out South Pass, and home.

Pleae call me if you are signing up as a guest. (949) 275-7602. The club will require you to sign a Liability Release. I also need to know your off road experience level and what you are driving. I would also invite you to attend the April 5, 2016 meeting at Marie Callender's in San Juan Capistrno at 7:30 PM so we all can get to know you.

Run Checklist

Always Required

  • HAM Radio on 146.550 MHz
  • Full-Sized Spare Tire
  • Seat Belts
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Battery Tiedown
  • Working Brakes
  • Tow Straps
  • Tow Points

Run Requirements

  • 33+ Sized Tire
  • 2+ Suspension Lift
  • 4LO Transfer Case
  • Camping Supplies

Run Recommendations

  • Rear Axle Locker
  • Roll Cage
  • Gas Cans

Trail Rating

Trail Rating 3

Difficulty Level: 3

Trail Rating 1 Graded road; Any 4x4 vehicle or higher clearance 2x4 vehicle with no other modifications
Trail Rating 2 Road rarely maintained; 4x4 with no low bumpers. Anti-sway bar disconnects recommended. Minimum 30" tires and some off-road experience is helpful
Trail Rating 3 Difficult terrain and road rarely maintained; 33" tires, Suspension lift, Off-road driving experience, body armor and Rear locker recommended. Stock vehicles will likely take damage
Trail Rating 4 Very difficult terrain, road never maintained; 33" tires, sway-bar disconnects, Rear locker, and Rock sliders required. 35" tires, front locker, Full cage, and 4:1 transfer-case recommended. Chance of mechanical failure and body damage
Trail Rating 5 Extremely difficult terrain with large obstacles and roll over potential; Full cage required, 37" tires strongly recommended. Good chance of mechanical failure and strong chance of body damage

Location

Rendezvous @ 6th Street Chevron in Norco

Meet at 7 AM. Breakfast a Kramer Junction. Drop tow vehicles in Olancha on Highway 395.

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