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#1 UberKul

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 02:14 PM

FODS V
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Dates are now set, March 15th-18th, 2012.
As much as I would like to make this start on one side of the park and end on the other I just don't think it's practical. Getting the trucks/trailers to the finish point would require too many non-riders to jockey vehicles while we play.
The Longstreet Inn and Casino (775) 372-1777 will be the primary base of operations for this assault on the desert. Those that prefer The Stagecoach in Beatty can make the 30 minute ride down to meet up for the rides.

Don Stanley (BeemerDonS) had to play poker with TWO women to get us a reduced rate at the Longstreet Casino and I appreciate your efforts sir. This rate only applies to three nights occupancy of March 15-17, 2012. If only two nights are booked it will be $10 higher per each of the categories below!

Please note the pool is closed until Memorial Day and the spa is down for maintenance. :angry:

$39.95 for a Standard Room with two queen beds on the Highway side of the property; still very quiet.

$49.95 for a Standard Room on the pond/park side of the property; also with two beds, but away from the main highway!

$59.95 for a Suite; these are really nice and swank; on the pond/park side with a King Extra Bed, fireplace and patio.

When FJR Forum Members book they must mention FODS and either throw out the name of Don Stanley or 'UberKul' Brad.

When AZ Beemers Members book they must mention Death Valley Daze 2012 and throw out the name Don Stanley or BeemerDonS.

Please post up in the original thread when you have booked a place to live for this ride and I will keep a running list of attendees.

I will work up a couple rides for Friday and Saturday in the 150-200 mile range but they should all be big bike friendly with a gas stop shoved in there somewhere. VStroms etc. should be fine on all these roads with some reduced tire pressure.
These will be unsupported rides so bring food, fuel and tools to take care of yourself for a whole day out riding in varied weather conditions. There is little to no cell service in this park and any problems we have will be self rescue unless life threatening. I'm still a rookie Death Valley rider but feel free to PM me if you have any questions or concerns.

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If you don't have a dual sport bike feel free to come anyway. The weather should be good but us dirty boys will have all the fun stories and mock the slaves to pavement mercilessly! ;)

DVDazed pavement pounders
Fairlaner, street bike
dj bill, street bike
Tom and Son, street bike
marcusorelius and Duke, street bike
Jim in Phoenix

Dirty FODSies
BeemerDonS, Miss Donna and Seth, dual sport and Jeep
Jorsten, dual sport
ynotride, dual sport
OCfjr and wife, dual sports
UberKul and daughter Erin, dual sports
CAJW and son, dual sports
Bluestreek, dual sport
rcsnclh and six buddies!, dual sports
Don (Subaru Plus) Wilke and 4 buddies, dual sports
SaharaJp99 and co-worker, dual sports
AZ Beemer Mark - mnelson
Dougc, dual sport
Bugnatr, dual sport
AZ Beemer DaveO
AZ Beemer Jerry
AZ Beemer Pat Kenney

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FODS Day 1 162 miles

FODS Day 2 216 miles

FODS North Park 329 miles

Goler Loop 229 miles

Trona Pinnacles 301 miles

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 03:48 PM

Brad,
Put me under the testing the water heading: Oct dates won't work, have MSF refresher course that weekend. Second thought, doc said to limit activity so rather and screw up his seamstress work, I'd better pass. Please post up details and if I'm able, the Mrs. and I might join in for an evening of refreshments and retelling of embellished shady facts. Crap... this is yet ANOTHER FODS I've not been able to make...:angry2:

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 04:02 PM

Brad,
Put me under the testing the water heading: Oct dates won't work, have MSF refresher course that weekend. Second thought, doc said to limit activity so rather and screw up his seamstress work, I'd better pass. Please post up details and if I'm able, the Mrs. and I might join in for an evening of refreshments and retelling of embellished shady facts. Crap... this is yet ANOTHER FODS I've not been able to make...:angry2:


Brad, I'm in the same boat as CAJW; the October dates will not work because Son Seth and I are riding the Utah National Parks and I'm leading a group into Mexico for my 63rd Birthday. Also, are you aware that NAFO / CFR is also going to be held in June of 2012. If you could come up with a different time that would be great! Would May 2012 be too early or would July 2012 be too late?

Definitely interested in FODS V! Might even consider camping out on the trail with Son Seth in the Jeep!

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 04:17 PM

That's the kind of info I need guys, keep it coming.
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Posted 19 September 2011 - 05:43 PM

Interested. My weekends are booked solid until October 17th so it looks like I can make it. I dont have bike camping gear so motels each night works for me. I do have a toy hauler if you decide to camp in one spot. I will keep an eye on the thread until solid dates are locked down.
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Posted 19 September 2011 - 10:59 PM

I have not missed one of these yet. If at all possible I will be there.
Would there be any interest in a ride thru Death Valley? There are a lot of unpaved roads there we could explore.
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Posted 20 September 2011 - 03:19 AM

I'm watching. I wondered if, who and when it might happen.
I can't do 4 days...there's this work-thing that keeps getting in the way. But something where I could join in the parade after Friday's embellished campfire/parking lot repartee.... :dntknw:
Of course, that also means more local is better for me but I will make anything work.
As with beemerdons, I've already "blocked out" June 2012 for NAFO on my calendar.
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Posted 20 September 2011 - 05:56 AM

I'm watching. I wondered if, who and when it might happen.
I can't do 4 days...there's this work-thing that keeps getting in the way. But something where I could join in the parade after Friday's embellished campfire/parking lot repartee.... :dntknw:
Of course, that also means more local is better for me but I will make anything work.
As with beemerdons, I've already "blocked out" June 2012 for NAFO on my calendar.


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And madmike2, take it from SkooterG and Papa Chuy Viejo; that work-thing is highly overrated, Greg and Don just can't get into that work-thing at all! jes' sayin' and nuff' said!

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 06:11 AM

I have not missed one of these yet. If at all possible I will be there.
Would there be any interest in a ride thru Death Valley? There are a lot of unpaved roads there we could explore.


Senor Brad, Papa Chuy is not trying to hijack your ride in any way, shape or form; the Tahoe/Yosemite Sierras would be incredible, but Steve-O does have a brilliant idea with our dual sport riding Death Valley NP.

Death Valley indeed has lots of unpaved roads that we could explore all day long. Inyo National Forest also has a ton of off road riding. To keep with the Rolling Rally theory, perhaps the first night in Lone Pine, CA.

Everyone has enjoyed the Best Western Lone Pine, this would make a great first nights meeting place for our get together and our first dinner as a group. Then perhaps Friday and Saturday night in Amargosa Valley, NV.

Fairlaner and Papa Chuy have established an excellent relationship with the Longstreet Inn and Casino, from our both booking FJR Forum and AZ Beemers Club riding events for many years now, we get discounted pricing!

The beauty of DVNP and Inyo is they can be ridden earlier in the fringe months such as November and March-April, due to the weather in both locations being mild and comfortable; whereas N. Sierras will be snowed in then.

Just food for thought, whatever you come up with would be fine with Seth and I. As a courtesy, if you do go with DVNP / Inyo I would recommend that you send a PM to Fairlaner; so, this does not step on his annual DV ride.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 01:32 PM

And madmike2, take it from SkooterG and Papa Chuy Viejo; that work-thing is highly overrated, Greg and Don just can't get into that work-thing at all! jes' sayin' and nuff' said!


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Posted 20 September 2011 - 07:56 PM

I haven't read every post but I'd be up to some fairly easy to moderate off-roading/camping next year sometime. Like others NAFO will be a primary interest however. Very tentative interest on my part depending on how plans develop.
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Posted 20 September 2011 - 08:34 PM

I'm listening......but I'm already negative on vacation days this year :D ........maybe a two day run for us.........screw all ya retired SOBs :P
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Posted 22 September 2011 - 06:46 PM

I am interested. Buttt would need to be next year for me. Time off and the distance from Oregon. I have been trying to make one of these events without success. I will keep an eye out for whatever is scheduled then see if I can make it.


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Posted 22 September 2011 - 06:57 PM

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 08:19 PM

I am digg'in the idea of the Death Valley location Don. It does open up the timing to the months outside traditional ride months. Getting over the Sierras could be a problem for those coming from the north but trucking/trailering could solve that. I can take a small fleet of bikes down with me if someone just needs bike transport on a flatbed.

Lone Pine night #1, Amargosa #2 and Stovepipe #3 sounds like an appealing and equitable split for everyone. Looking at the average temps we could do early March and still not kill any campers. :blink:
Just shot Fairlaner an email (no PM's for Richard at this time?)to hear when he plans to do his thing.

I will probably go for the motel lodging for a Death Vally trip since the group campgrounds hold little appeal for me. If no one needs bike transport I will tack a day on to each end to ride down and back via the back roads.

Thanks for all the input folks. Once we get some dates nailed down I can put it out with some lodging options. Looks like a lot of exploring can be had and everyone could go as hard or soft in that department as they wish. Now all we need is someone, anyone (bugnator :P ) who knows the best dual sport routes so we don't miss any of the good stuff. :yahoo:
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 04:49 AM

I am digg'in the idea of the Death Valley location Don. It does open up the timing to the months outside traditional ride months. Getting over the Sierras could be a problem for those coming from the north but trucking/trailering could solve that. I can take a small fleet of bikes down with me if someone just needs bike transport on a flatbed.

Lone Pine night #1, Amargosa #2 and Stovepipe #3 sounds like an appealing and equitable split for everyone. Looking at the average temps we could do early March and still not kill any campers. :blink:
Just shot Fairlaner an email (no PM's for Richard at this time?)to hear when he plans to do his thing.

I will probably go for the motel lodging for a Death Vally trip since the group campgrounds hold little appeal for me. If no one needs bike transport I will tack a day on to each end to ride down and back via the back roads.

Thanks for all the input folks. Once we get some dates nailed down I can put it out with some lodging options. Looks like a lot of exploring can be had and everyone could go as hard or soft in that department as they wish. Now all we need is someone, anyone (bugnator :P ) who knows the best dual sport routes so we don't miss any of the good stuff. :yahoo:


Sounds great Brad, I like it when the "A Team" gets a plan together. I will copy and paste this myself to Sir Richard also, I definitely do not want to step on his Annual Death Valley Romp.

Also, with your kind permission I would like to post this up to my AZ Beemers Club GS section; Club President Brian Boles has ridden both his R100GS and F800GS all over Death Valley, he too can lay out a number of great routes.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 05:51 AM

Brad, here are 15 off road destinations in Death Valley National Park itself; many more are just outside. Thousand miles of offroading in Death Valley NP!

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1) Hole-in-the-Wall
Vehicle needed: high-clearance
first 4 miles; 4x4 required
beyond
Distance: 4 miles to the “hole”;
2 more miles to road’s end
Start: 5.5 miles east of Furnace
Creek Inn on Hwy 190
Camping: yes, after first 2 miles
Description: This road traverses
east up a gravel wash. After
passing through the 400' deep
gap called Hole-in-the-Wall, the
road becomes rougher.

2) Echo Canyon
Vehicle needed: high-clearance
first 3 miles, 4x4 required
beyond
Distance: 10 miles to Inyo Mine
Start: 2 miles east of Furnace
Creek Inn on Hwy 190
Camping: yes, after first 2 miles
Description: The road tends to
have deep gravel and is quite rocky 3
miles from the highway. The Needle’s
Eye, a natural arch, is located within the
canyon narrows. A side road to the left
climbs over a small saddle and
eventually leads to Amargosa Valley,
but is very rough, requiring a short
wheelbase 4x4 and an experienced
driver. The main road continues to
the Inyo Mine with its old
structures and remnants of
mining
equipment.

4) Titus Canyon
Vehicle needed: high-clearance
Distance: 27 miles
Start: Nevada Highway 374
(Daylight Pass Road), 2 miles
east of park boundary
Camping: no
Description: This popular road is
ONE-WAY from east to west.
The road re-enters the park and
winds through the Grapevine
Mountains, then drops down
through one of Death Valley’s
most spectacular canyons.
Along the way watch for the
ghost town of Leadfield and
petroglyphs at Klare Spring.
Please report sightings of
Bighorn Sheep to the visitor
center. A free information
handout describing the trip
highlights can be picked up at
the visitor center.

5) Phinney Canyon
Vehicle needed: high-clearance first 21
miles, 4x4 required beyond.
Distance: 23 miles to pass
Start: 11.7 miles north of Beatty, Nevada
on Highway 95, watch for gated road to
the left
Camping: yes
Description: Heading west across
Sarcobatus Flats, the road forks in 12
miles to Strozzi Ranch on the left, and to
Phinney Canyon on the right. Pinyon
pine woodlands appear after the canyon
is entered, and the road quickly becomes
4x4. From the pass there are views of
the Grapevine Mountains high country
and glimpses of the Sierra Nevada
Range.
◆ A vehicle with high-clearance will be
necessary for all of the roads described
below, but four wheel-drive may also be
required on some of the rougher roads.
Inquire at the Furnace Creek Visitor
Center or other ranger stations for
additional information and current road
conditions.

3) Chloride City
Vehicle needed: high-clearance first 2
miles, 4x4 required beyond
Distance: 14 miles
Start: 3.4 miles east of Hell's Gate on
Daylight Pass Road
Camping: yes, after first 2 miles
Description: One of the earliest sites of
mining in Death Valley can be reached
via a loop drive. Two miles from the
Daylight Pass Road is Monarch
Canyon where the road becomes deeply
rutted. The side road to Chloride City
and Chloride Cliff beyond climbs
steeply to the right at 5.3 miles. Loop
back to the paved road an easier way by
continuing northeast down the road
from the Chloride City junction.

◆ Please stay on established roads and
respect wilderness closures.
◆ Do not remove or disturb any cultural
or natural features in the park.
◆ Be sure to carry plenty of water; never
rely on backcountry water sources.
◆ Backcountry camping is restricted to
certain areas, please check in at the
visitor center before planning an
overnight trip and fill out a free
Backcountry Camping Permit.
◆ Travel and camp using "Leave No
Trace" principles.

Inquire about all unpaved road
conditions before traveling.

Backcountry Roads
Death Valley National Park

9) Cottonwood and
Marble Canyons
Vehicle needed: high-clearance first
8 miles, 4x4 recommended beyond
Distance: 13 miles Marble Canyon;
16 miles Cottonwood Canyon
Start: east of the Stovepipe Wells airstrip
Camping: yes, after first 8 miles
Description: For the first 8 miles, the
road crosses Mesquite Flat and climbs
a broad alluvial fan before reaching the
canyon mouth. The road drops into the
wash and becomes rocky and rough.
One mile past the end of the first
narrows, a side road leads up to Marble
Canyon. Hikers can continue up the
canyon beyond road’s end to see some
of the finest canyon narrows in the
park. Two miles beyond road's end up
Cottonwood Canyon is a flowing
stream lined with cottonwood trees.

10) Tucki Mine Road
Vehicle needed: 4x4 required
Distance: 10 miles
Start: 1.7 miles up Emigrant Canyon
Road from Emigrant Junction. At the
mouth of the canyon the road can be seen
climbing up the bank on the other side
Camping: yes, after first 2 miles
Description: After following along the
base of the mountains the road enters
Telephone Canyon. Two and a half
miles from its mouth, the canyon forks.
A short walk up the right fork will
bring you to a natural arch and an old
mill site. The road continues up the left
fork to the ruins of Tucki Mine.

11) Trail Canyon
Vehicle needed: high-clearance first 4
miles, 4x4 required beyond
Distance: 12 miles
Start: 5 miles from the north end of
West Side Road
Camping: yes, after first 2 miles
Description: This road leads to a spring
and old mining area at the forks of the
canyon. After entering the wash, the
first side canyon on your left (south)
makes a nice short hike.

12) Hanaupah Canyon
Vehicle needed: high-clearance first 5
miles, 4x4 recommended in wash
Distance: 8 miles
Sart: 11 miles from the north end of
West Side Road
Camping: yes, after first 2 miles
Description: It climbs the huge alluvial fan
before dropping into the gravel wash at
the canyon’s mouth 5 miles in. Follow
the south fork of the canyon to road’s
end, downstream from Hanaupah
Springs. Hikers can continue past the
end of the road to the spring and old
mining area.

13) Johnson Canyon
Vehicle needed: high-clearance first
6 miles; 4x4 beyond
Distance: 10 miles
Start: about 20 miles from either end of
the West Side Road
Camping: yes, after first 2 miles
Description: Beyond the end of the road
a 2 mile hike leads up the canyon to
Hungry Bill’s Ranch, with its rockwalled
terraces and fruit trees.
Continue on foot up the south fork
another ½ mile to several old mining
prospects.

14) Butte Valley via
Warm Springs Canyon
Vehicle needed: high-clearance first 10
miles to talc mines; 4x4 required
beyond
Distance: 21 miles to Butte Valley
Start: West Side Road, 2.9 miles from
southern end
Camping: yes, after first 2 miles
Description: This road follows Warm
Springs Canyon past several talc mines
before leading into scenic Butte Valley,
at an elevation of 4500'. A rough road
leads out of the park over Mengle Pass
and into Panamint Valley to the west
via Goler Wash (4x4 required).

15) Greenwater Valley
Vehicle needed: high-clearance
Distance: 28 miles
Start: Dante's View Road, 7.5 miles
south of Hwy 190
Camping: yes, after 2 miles from either
end
Description: From the Dante's View
Road to Hwy 178, this road follows the
length of this mid-elevation valley.
Good for spring wildflowers if winter
rains fall. Once bustling during mining
booms, little remains of the ghost
towns of Furnace and Greenwater
accessible via side roads. A rough,
dead-end road to Gold Valley (4x4
required) leads off to the west 17 miles
from the north end.

6) The Racetrack
Vehicle needed: high-clearance
Distance: 28 miles to The Racetrack
Start: Ubehebe Crater Road
Camping: yes, after first 2 miles, but no
camping between Teakettle Junction
and Homestake Dry Camp.
Description: This road leads to The
Racetrack, a dry lakebed famous for its
“moving rocks." Two miles beyond the
playa is the ruins of the Lippincott
Mine and an informal camping area
known as Homestake Dry Camp.
Do not drive onto the dry lakebed!

7) Hunter Mountain and
Hidden Valley
Vehicle needed: high-clearance to
Hidden Valley; 4x4 recommended over
Hunter Mountain
Distance: 40 miles from Teakettle
Junction to Hwy 190
Start: Teakettle Junction, Racetrack Road
Camping: yes
Description: From Teakettle Junction the
road becomes rougher. At the junction
3.2 miles in, the left fork (NE) continues
10 miles to White Top Mountain (4x4)
while the right fork leads one mile up
to the Lost Burro Mine. The main road
continues through Hidden Valley and
Ulida Flat, passing several abandoned
mining areas. The road climbs steeply
up onto the wooded plateau that is
Hunter Mountain. Snow and icy
conditions may make this section
impassable in winter. The road
improves after it joins the southern end
of Saline Valley Road to Hwy 190.

8) Saline Valley
Vehicle needed: high-clearance, but
may require 4x4 in winter. Subject to
winter closures.
Distance: 78 miles from Hwy 190 to
Big Pine Road
Start: 13.7 miles west of Panamint
Springs on Hwy 190
Camping: yes
Description: One of the most remote
locations in California, this desert
basin is surrounded by rugged
mountains on all sides. Finest Joshua
tree forest in the park located 8 miles
in at Lee Flat. Also salt marsh, sand
dunes, warm springs, and stunning
views of Inyo Mountains.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 06:33 AM

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 06:34 AM

Also, with your kind permission I would like to post this up to my AZ Beemers Club GS section; Club President Brian Boles has ridden both his R100GS and F800GS all over Death Valley, he too can lay out a number of great routes.

That's fine Don, FODS has never really been a bike/forum specific event. I am quite positive just about anyone will be more trail savvy than I down there.

My vision of this thing is to keep it very loose. Meet up in the evening to eat, tell lies and let people make plans but definitely no schedule.

Thanks for the above info. Makes putting together a day-route to hit the good stuff much easier.
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 06:49 AM


Also, with your kind permission I would like to post this up to my AZ Beemers Club GS section; Club President Brian Boles has ridden both his R100GS and F800GS all over Death Valley, he too can lay out a number of great routes.

That's fine Don, FODS has never really been a bike/forum specific event. I am quite positive just about anyone will be more trail savvy than I down there.

My vision of this thing is to keep it very loose. Meet up in the evening to eat, tell lies and let people make plans but definitely no schedule.

Thanks for the above info. Makes putting together a day-route to hit the good stuff much easier.


http://www.azbeemers...g24852#msg24852 Thank You Brad, posted up to AZ Beemers GS Gang. Gelande/Strasse Crew will probably camp, they're BMW Manly Men!