Death Valley - Ashe Meadows

Friday, March 10th 2023 to Sunday, March 12th 2023

Description

This is a three day run to the southern Death Valley Shoshone area.  

Find your way to Baker on Highway 15 and take Highway 127 North 51 Miles to the Furnace Creek dirt road (Club sign & Highway sign) and turn left to camp (club sign).  We'll be dry camping about 1.7 miles North of highway 127 on Furnace Creek Road.  The turn onto Furnace Creek road is 246 miles from San Clemente.

Camp is only 9 miles from Shoshone. We have camped there in the past.  Bring some firewood.  Motorhomes and trailers will have no problem getting to camp.

There is a motel, restaurant, bar, gas, and supplies in Shoshone.  No need to bring extra gas cans.  You can always fill up on gas at the end of each day.  You may want to eat at the restaurant rather than cook hot dogs in the dirt...your call.

If you are coming Friday morning, plan to be there about noon.  At about 1 PM  we’ll head out for some trails.  If you plan on arriving Friday afternoon or evening then we’ll see you in camp late in the day.

Saturday will be a long cross country run so plan on lunch on the trail.  Where we go Saturday is still being mapped out.  More on that later.

Sunday morning we’ll break camp and head towards home.  There’s a high probability we’ll go to Ibex Springs ghost town and mines on our way to Baker. 

 

 

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

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 @ Trailhead/Campsite

Find your way to Baker on Highway 15 and take Highway 127 North 51 Miles to the Furnace Creek dirt road (Club sign & Highway sign) and turn left to camp (club sign).  We'll be dry camping about 1.7 miles North of highway 127 on Furnace Creek Road.  The turn onto Furnace Creek road is 246 miles from San Clemente.

Participants

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