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  1. ChocoChock01

    ChocoChock01 On the road aagaain See Rallies below;

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    Seems like there is a rally that could form around visiting these sights in a single rally:


    Panamint Springs
    Dunes Stovepipe
    Wells Village Sand Dunes
    Devils Cornfield
    Scottys Castle
    Salt Creek Nature Trail
    Harmony Borax Works
    Furnace Creek
    Zabriskie Point
    Dantes View
    Golden Canyon
    Artists Drive
    Devils Golf Course
    Badwater Basin
    Mormon Point


    Oct - May:
    What do you think?
     
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    very possible, also I'm going to check around bodie after the snow melt and see if there's something possible there
     
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    ChocoChock01 On the road aagaain See Rallies below;

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    This such a RICH overlooked area how can we not expose it to others who would appreciate it.

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    Living in DE and working full time with only 2 weeks annual vacation, I will not be able to attend. However, while living in Utah, I have camped there several times: Furnace Creek, Texas Springs, Mesquite Spring and backcountry (roads not PUP friendly). May be a few years before joining but hope others can enjoy this NP as much as I have.
     
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    94-D2 Happy Campin'

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    Best time for DV is going to be March. Flowers in bloom temps in about 80's to low 90's. Much into April and it's a different experience. No flowers and gittin hot.


    For Bodie, there are several campgrounds in Bridgeport. There is no camping in Bodie itself but if one travels east through Bodie you can boondock on BLM Land. There are other deserted ghost towns east of Bodie as well. Then there are several campgrounds like June lake near Mammoth Lakes.
     
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    ChocoChock01 On the road aagaain See Rallies below;

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    At least you explored while living there. So many times we don't visit what is in our own backyard or only go to the same place, because its familiar.

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    I would add Titus Canyon if it is open, Tea Kettle Junction and the Race track if you have a suitable vehicle.
    Rhyolite and the charcoal kilns come to mind also, any vehicle can access them.
    So many things to do there....

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    ChocoChock01 On the road aagaain See Rallies below;

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    Isn't the desert fascinating place?

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    We just had some 5.7+ quakes that damaged Bodie and it is shut down until repairs can be made.


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    ChocoChock01 On the road aagaain See Rallies below;

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    Probably would not have been as big if all the water hadn't been pumped out of Owens Lake[emoji1]

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    Yes it is, especially in the spring with the flowers and water flowing....

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    ChocoChock01 On the road aagaain See Rallies below;

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    What does May look like for DV?


    To do Mar. would need to be 2018.
     
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    You can look into history but your probably looking into the low 100's. I wouldn't go much past April. There is a NP CG in furnace creek next to the borax camp and I'm not sure of the availability. I stayed at the paniment springs CG with hookups for like $35 a night. They also have primitive sites for less.
     
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    ChocoChock01 On the road aagaain See Rallies below;

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    Probably will be 2018 at this point.

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    94-D2 Happy Campin'

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    I'm looking into a Bodie thing. There is a great BLM spot in that neck of the woods next to a river that would serve as a base camp. I have many co-workers who have been through the whole area on excursions and who worked and lived up there. I'll have more info later on it.
     
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    94-D2 Happy Campin'

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    Well, That neck of the woods is really cold. In fact record is -40. So, June is a great time to do one, and July is not out of the question. Funny that a few hours down the road is the hottest place in CA. And really can't be there during the same period of time unless you like 120.


    As far as a mono/mamoth region run, I would say that area is big enough to do its own thing. There is lots in the Bodie area to keep one busy for three days. There is at least 5 more ghost town east of Bodie. And endless old mine sites. Hiking, fishing and off roading would keep you pressed for time to fit it all in at that location.


    More to come....
     
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    ChocoChock01 On the road aagaain See Rallies below;

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    I will be heading to Quad-State in June in UT and WCTE rally in Aug in OR.

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    Ok, I'll look into July. I too am heading to the solar eclipse rally in august, maybe Yosemite in June so July is it. I'll post a new thread when we get better accommodated logistically. We can all shoot for 2018 for DV.
     
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