DMC: Death Valley Run April 2014

badlinesgoodtimes

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The drive in was awesome...from Trona to camp was probably 20 miles or so. Seems mellow until you get on the trail.... Light bar up. Most of it you are riding the ridge line ( cliffs on both sides) then you get to the bottom and it's pretty good size rock garden most of it you are going 5-10 mph then around the lake bed... We learned from the last death valley run that dry lake isn't dry! Finally made it to camp. Unpacked popped a few sport sodas and went for a little nature hike. Hit the rack early at about 3:30am

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Woke up by a crow at 6:30. Went back to sleep. Woke again to Scotty yelling " Crow! Shut up!" haha
Fired up the coffee and Bacon/ Hash browns/ eggs/ bagels it was excellent.
Packed up and hit the pike.

First stop
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Stevypop and I
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Jesse and Maitai lounging in the pool
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Check out that hand rail for the pool lol
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Natural spring running down some of the canyon is pretty crazy to see... some spots theres a few inches of water.
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Next stop was the Barker ranch. Which was where they found Charles Mason. ( not sure if anyone mention that portion.
It burned down in May 2009 2 weeks after I was there on a trip. Total bummer to see what it was before compared to now.

This was before
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Now

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Seems legit.
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get a call over the radio trying to scare us 2wd folks... apparently something "challenging" was coming up. little rock crawling section. I get to the top with out issue. Hop out with the camera and look back down to find Tommy and his bro have made a slight miscalculation and ended up high centered on the frame on a rock.

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Have no fear Tucker is here.

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Pulled out the umbilical cord
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Free at last!
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The View was okay while all of this was going on
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Everyone made it to the top posted up scoped out the epic view
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The Lead 4x4 truck stevygirl was shaking in his boots... at the top of this section lol

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then shit got real

Rock Crawling in a SuperDuty? Why not
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Tucker was a champ... listened to spotter made it through 100% unscathed like a baus.
 

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My Turn! My truck wasnt liking the elevation and wasnt really wanted to run at low rpm. Trying to use first gear rather than ride the brakes all the way down.

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it ended up stalling and rolled with the truck off. down 75 % of the section... haha... But still managed to go through the fastest haha
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Geez this trip is going perfect..
Puppies
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Flowers
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Epic Views
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.....
And then all hell broke loose lol

Billy Aka The Tire Slayer
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New Rotor in the dirt hahah
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That will never work
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Wait a minuted was going on back there More welding?
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The Tire Slayer Shredding
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Shop foreman
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Gased up in baker hit mojave road

Stoked to be out on the move again and out of the heavy dust we had spent the last hr in
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The aftermath

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Alright everyone time to go home.

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Might have to go back to these dunes again soon it was just so damn much fun....

I wont bore you with anymore photos

Over and out
 
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