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Old 03-23-2012, 03:01 PM   #121
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Re: Goler Wash/Barker Ranch/DV Spring 12

Looks pretty straight forward. First person in makes the loop and grabs a spot ,you just keep driving until you see a van!
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Old 03-23-2012, 03:12 PM   #122
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I might be the first one down there. I am heading out from Rohnert Park between 4:30 AM and 5:00 AM friday morning. I want to get through Oakland before the commute. When I get there I will drive all the way around the loop to see if anyone else got there before me.

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Old 03-23-2012, 05:40 PM   #123
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I'll be right behind you by about an hour. I always take 37 to 80-780-680-580-5. Change drivers every 2 hours. You saw the suggestion to cross over on Stockdale Highway at Bakersfield.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:15 PM   #124
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Just beware of ANYTHING that looks slightly wet. The stuff is grayish and will sink your rig. I'd suggest locking hubs before leaving the highway. The loop road is a free for all. Just pick a spot and camp. As I posted in my blog, it feels like walking on grass around there. Fat guys like me fall down in chairs at this place Some of the spots are solid though.

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Old 03-23-2012, 11:39 PM   #125
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Oh...BTW anybody wanting to camp somewhere not too far from Isabella, this site just minutes out of Inyokern and is a super nice site which can also be seen here as I have already posted. It's a really nice spot to overnight at rather than the long drive to the DV area.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:43 PM   #126
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Fuel up in Ridgecrest. I dont remember any services in Trona. Gas Buddy doesn't show any listing either.
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:41 AM   #127
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FYI: regarding fuel in Trona.
There are 2 gas stations, but I heard 2 weeks ago that neither have any fuel. Ridgecrest has several stations. And of course there is one station in Panamint Springs (always more expensive).

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Old 03-24-2012, 12:33 PM   #128
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Re: Goler Wash/Barker Ranch/DV Spring 12

Good info and tips. Daveb what is the approx. drive time for the Slate Range trail to Goler Wash entrance?
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Good info and tips. Daveb what is the approx. drive time for the Slate Range trail to Goler Wash entrance?
Hi Chris
The trail is listed in Massey/Wilson Backcountry adventures (SoCal) Desert trail #37.
They list it as 13.9 miles with a travel time of 2-hours.
It ends right at the turn-off to Goler Wash
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Good info and tips. Daveb what is the approx. drive time for the Slate Range trail to Goler Wash entrance?
Hi Chris
The trail is listed in Massey/Wilson Backcountry adventures (SoCal) Desert trail #37.
They list it as 13.9 miles with a travel time of 2-hours.
It ends right at the turn-off to Goler Wash
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When I went with DaveB and a few others, I think it took more than 2 hours. I would allow 3 to be safe.

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