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October 4-6,2013 8 50.00%
October 11-13, 2013 4 25.00%
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:15 PM   #1
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Racetrack, Death Valley - October 2013

I would like to get a group together to visit the Racetrack Playa in Death Valley over one of the first three weekends in October. Here is my proposed itinerary:

Friday: Meet and spend the night at Wildrose Campground or possibly Thorndike Campground.
Saturday: Drive to Racetrack Playa via Hunter Mountain Road. Spend the night at Homestake Dry Camp.
Sunday: Drive back out via Hunter Mountain Road.

I am reluctant to use Lippincott Road, but someone with lots of experience could probably talk me into it (since my wife won't be joining me on this trip). After my last adventure into Death Valley, I would feel safer making this trip with some additional vehicles. I suppose the first step is to pick a date, so if you are interested, pick a weekend in the poll.

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Old 06-28-2013, 08:04 AM   #2
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:42 AM   #3
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Re: Racetrack, Death Valley - October 2013

HMMMMM.....


I'll be out and about traveling on my motorcycle in October. Maybe I could join you if I'm in that part of the country. I'll be watching this one with interest.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:29 AM   #4
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Re: Racetrack, Death Valley - October 2013

Not a commitment, but I voted for all 3 dates. We have no plans yet for Oct.
I hope we can make it.
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Re: Racetrack, Death Valley - October 2013

Ditto the above.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:05 PM   #6
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Re: Racetrack, Death Valley - October 2013

Might be in for the first we.
Need to look into it and confirm.
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:00 PM   #7
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Re: Racetrack, Death Valley - October 2013

Did the Lippencott down to Saline back in April in my son's Tacoma Prerunner. I don't think I would try it in my van. Some of the tight turns were dropping the rear tire into the washout. and this is with a small truck. Neat road but I don't want to do it in the van.


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Re: Racetrack, Death Valley - October 2013

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Did the Lippencott down to Saline back in April in my son's Tacoma Prerunner. I don't think I would try it in my van. Some of the tight turns were dropping the rear tire into the washout. and this is with a small truck. Neat road but I don't want to do it in the van.
That seems to be the general consensus about Lippencott. I have heard little about Hunter Mountain road other than it is a better choice than Lippencott. The third option is Racetrack Valley road, but I understand that it is very washboarded and seems very long and out of the way.

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Old 07-01-2013, 02:33 PM   #9
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Re: Racetrack, Death Valley - October 2013

Dunno if I can make it yet, but I'd suggest Panamint Springs Resort over the two campgrounds mentioned. Showers. Beer. Better.
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Re: Racetrack, Death Valley - October 2013

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Dunno if I can make it yet, but I'd suggest Panamint Springs Resort over the two campgrounds mentioned. Showers. Beer. Better.
Great suggestion. It also looks like it would involve less backtracking on Highway 190 in order to get to Racetrack, plus showers and beer.

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