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Old 01-21-2011, 08:31 PM   #1
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Trona Pinnacles somewhat of a trip report

I just spent the last three days camping at the Trona Pinnacles. Monday I had Deaver replace my springs and shocks all the way around (soooooo cushy now!) so Tuesday morning I headed towards Death Valley as my destination but only made it as far as the pinnacles. I just wanted to camp instead of driving so DV is still on my to do list this year. The weather was great and didn't see another soul until this morning as I was driving out. Here's a few pictures...
















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Now that is living. Beauty, solitude, fun and comfort. Exactly why I own an SMB.
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:24 PM   #3
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:38 PM   #4
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Nice shots! I like it there too.

Did you go larger on your lift? In the photos you like like you got some more lift.

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Steve,

When I stopped by Deaver in December I mentioned to Jeff that I'd like to at least try and keep it at the height it was at (no lower) and keep it as level as possible. After it was all said and done the rear was right on and the front is riding a little high after gaining almost an inch which I'm fine with.

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I was looking at your bike in the bottom picture, nice - disc brakes, front suspension only - and then I'm puzzled by what looks like a trailer hookup on the bike. Had to go back to see it is the bike rack on the van laid down.

Another place to add to my list of places to visit. Thanks!

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That place is cool. When Calclimber and CellularSteve dragged me in there at night, I was blown away in the morning when it got light.
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Your first picture looks like you are on another planet. Absolutely gorgeous place and your pictures are excellent quality. Obviously you are not using the $79 Cannon digital camera that I use. I have never heard of this place, so it's now on my list of future camping spots. Thanks!!!
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It is right outside of Ridgecrest, near the town of Trona. This is on the way to Panamint Valley. Another place to definitely put on your list. Panamint is beautiful too.

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Great place , we were there the first of this month , ran up there to have dinner and leave the next morning . If you liked the Pinnacles you owe it to yourself to visit Trona High Schools Football Field !
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