awesome pics dude
Awesome report and pics!Sorry guys I wanted to post my report in the report section http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/122759-Death-Valley-The-Tourist-Route
El Buffet! :chowtime:Hey Guys,
Thanks for making this a memorable trip, me, my daughter and COCO had a great time!
This will be one of those trips that you talk about at camp while having a cold one with friends for years to come! :REOutCampFire03:
Glad to have met new friends and see old ones again!
And even though not everything went as plan, I'm glad everyone made it home safe.
Hats off to "EL BUFFET" for feeding us when we were hungry. :chef:
It was cool to see "ALL" the different vehicles brands in the trail united as one group doing what we all love to do... 4wheeling! :safari-rig:
Can't wait to do it again! :bike_rider:
That's Jason from Bay Area.
Yep, that would be me. Those steps sure looked different from behind the steering wheel.
This was a fantastic trip and I want to thank Carlos for initiating the trip and leading the way. The park and surrounding area is amazing and to get the opportunity to travel to the back country and see sites that many never get the opportunity to do so made this trip very rewarding. It was also rewarding to meet great people from the expedition and overlanding community. Looking forward to getting back out on the trail with you all.
Forester? You missed a few trailsGreat time! Thank you Carlos for putting this together.
Alex and I left the lower Saline Springs about 2 hours behind the rest of our group.
Unfortunately we got news of the demise of Ray's engine shortly after leaving. Then we managed to get stuck behind every nudist acid tripping hippie leaving the Springs driving everything from a creepy van to the 19mph Hummer H3 who refused to move to the right on what is easily a 50mph road. So, we decided to hit the Race Track via Lippincott Pass since we knew Ray was safely in the hands of the rest of our group. It was definitely the most exciting trail of the trip as the rest could have been done in a Forester.
We met up with Ray at the highway and waited until we knew he'd be safely in the hands of AAA.
It was great to see old faces and meet new ones.
Lessons learned this trip: I need a Slee rear bumper, Hennessy - bad, Hantavirus - worse!.
I don't think so...there was one section up the second half of Echo Pass where I needed 4WD for about 20 feet.Forester? You missed a few trails
Glad to meet you and the crew. Let us know when the next run is.
Sorry to hear about the engine/tire problems you had Ray... we'll take care of that engine in no time! :ylsmoke:Day 1 I missed where Carlos said to meet at Trona Pinnacles since I based my info on what was shown on the maps he put up. Had no clue where the pinnacles where anyways even if I did remember he mentioned them. So day 1 we (my HS buddy who flew out from Las Vegas to San Jose for the trip) drove in from the Bay Area arrived just after 2:00 am. After searching for Carlos for a couple of hours, we simply stopped where we were by the original meeting spot and slept in the front seats of my rig since there were no smooth campground spots there to set up a tent. Carlos arrived later that morning with the rest of the crew though.
The old man is the best! :iagree:I rang up my friend Michael (aka Grasscat) who was kind enough to get out of his warm and comfy bed to hook up his trailer and drive the 4 hours from Livermore to Bakersfield to meet us there so he could tow me home.