Death Valley Trip
February 18-22, 2012

A group of South Bay Riders took a trip to Death Valley in 2012. We took a variety of roads, some of them dirt, and toured all over the valley taking in the sights. I rode my new Yamaha Super Tenere, which is very cable off road.

Pictures

SBR Picture Thread Page 1
SBR Picture Thread Page 2
SBR Picture Thread Page 3

Schedule

Day Location Distance Odometer
Saturday
Start at Green Bites Cafe in San Jose
Take Hwy 17 to Hwy 1 south, then Hwy 46 out to Bakersfield
Stay at the Best Western Buck Owens Crystal Palace and listen to live country music
340 340.
Sunday
Bakersfield to Beatty, NV
Hwy 178 with a detour north of Lake Isabella on Hwy 155
Hwy 190 to Hwy 374, stay at Motel 6
230 570.
Monday
Eastern Loop
Hwy 190 to Furnace Creek visitor's center
Zabriskie Point, Dante's View, Amargosa Opera House
Hwy 127 to Hwy 190, Badwater, dinner at Furnace Creek steak house, back to Beatty
298 868.
Tuesday
Visit ghost town of Rhyolite behind Beatty
Take back dirt roads to Beatty
4 of us take Leadfield Rd. through Titus Canyon
Stovepipe Wells for refueling
Scotty's Castle Rd. to Ubehebe Crater
26 miles of dirt roads out to the Racetrack and back
Stovepipe Wells for refueling
The rest of the group went back to Beatty and I continued on to Ridgecrest
Hwy 190 to Panamint Valley Rd to Trona-Wildrose Rd/178 to Ridgecrest Motel 6
333 1201.
Wednesday
Long day returning
Rejoined the group at Denny's in Ridgecrest after they rode up that morning.
Hwy 178 past Lake Isabella, detour past Bakersfield on 99 and Lerdo Hwy
I-5 to Jayne Lane to Coalinga for lunch
Hwy 198 to Hwy 25 to Hwy 101 to Hwy 85 to home
389 1590.

What a great trip it was!