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Capo Valley 4 Wheelers
Capo Valley Four Wheelers

Death Valley

October 18th 2018

Description

The meeting location has been corrected to 6th street in Norco.

 

Good news, they have rebuilt and reopened the portion of Wildrose Road in Death Valley National Park that washed out in 2013.  The club has not made a run to that area in at least fifteen years.  So let’s go..…Four days. 

 

Dry Camping. Bring firewood.

 

On Thursday the advance party (old retired geezers) will go out and make camp at Lookout City at the foot of the Slate Range.  This is the general area where Cal4Wheels camp for their annual Panamint Days trip.  There should be enough time in the afternoon to run Jail Canyon in the Panamint Range after making camp.  Meet at the Chevron station at 6th St in Norco at 8 AM.  Stop for a later breakfast/early lunch at the Road House at Kramer Junction.  Gas up.

 

To get to camp go north out of Trona on highway 178 towards Panamint Springs.  Turn left at Minietta Rd. 39 miles from the Valero Gas station in Trona (Last Gas) and head west to camp. You can tow into and RV into camp.  I will post club signs to help you.

 

Call me before the trip if you plan to arrive Friday in the afternoon so I can try and figure out how to get you hooked up with us on the trail. As always we monitor 146.550 MHz.  Otherwise we’ll see you in camp for dinner, or a midnight snack.

 

On Friday and Saturday we’ll visit Tucki, Skidoo, Agenta, Harrisburg, Aguerebeery Point  (EL. 6,433 Ft), Wildrose Spring cave house, the charcoal kilns, Thorndike, Mahogany Flats, Tuber Canyon, to name a few and all the mines/cabins/campgrounds associated with these places.  If we get done early Saturday we’ll head back towards Panamint Springs and go to Darwin Falls for a short hike and a swim. Bring swim trunks just in case.

 

On Sunday we’ll run some a canyon(s) in the Slate range to the west of camp before heading for home. 

 

Panamint Springs is 10 miles from camp. They have full RV hookups, a motel, gas, general store, and coin showers.

 

 

 

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

  • 2+ Suspension Lift
  • 4LO Transfer Case
  • Camping Supplies

Run Recommendations

  • Roll Cage

Trail Rating

Trail Rating 2

Difficulty Level: 2

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

To get to camp go north out of Trona on highway 178 towards Panamint Springs.  Turn left at Minietta Rd. 39 miles from the Valero Gas station in Trona (Last Gas) and head west to camp. You can tow into and RV into camp.  I will post club signs to help you.

Participants

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