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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:25 pm 
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here she is https://www.facebook.com/DeathValleyRoadConditions/photos/a.368716219885705.88668.355187667905227/1285406338216684/?type=3&theater


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:51 pm 
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South Pass is clear ish now, Lee Flat is clear enough, Racetrack is standard. Hunter Mountain and White Top all snowed in pretty good.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:41 pm 
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Have not been to that page in a long time. Nice to see that the people that are running it now have no clue what places in the area are even called. So many wrong names and locations in those posts.. LOL!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:46 pm 
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B-Spec wrote:
Have not been to that page in a long time. Nice to see that the people that are running it now have no clue what places in the area are even called. So many wrong names and locations in those posts.. LOL!

Seen a report about the rd conditions in Pleasant Valley past the W-beater......snow


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:39 pm 
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jamessel wrote:
Nice to see that the people that are running it now have no clue what places in the area are even called. So many wrong names and locations in those posts.. LOL!

So ... when was the last time you looked at a map to see what the name of your hometown is, Mr. PaduMp ... :wink: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Swansea Grade
PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:18 am 
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In mid-May, I'm hoping to take the Swansea Grade, tent camping near Burgess Mine (if it's not too freezing), hiking New York Butte and perhaps beyond, and then on toward Cerro Gordo. This is one of the few roads in the DV area I haven't traveled. We'll have a Rubicon Unlimited and a Wrangler with front and back positraction, lifted, and fairly well equipped, but heavily loaded down for 9 days in the backcountry. Any recent reports of the conditions of that road? It snowed tons in the Sierras, but I don't know how the Inyos have done this year.

Aside from mud, my big fear is getting excessive off-camber, after coming close to tipping twice in the last 2 years.


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 Post subject: Re: Swansea Grade
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Morrie wrote:
In mid-May, I'm hoping to take the Swansea Grade, tent camping near Burgess Mine (if it's not too freezing), hiking New York Butte and perhaps beyond, and then on toward Cerro Gordo. This is one of the few roads in the DV area I haven't traveled. We'll have a Rubicon Unlimited and a Wrangler with front and back positraction, lifted, and fairly well equipped, but heavily loaded down for 9 days in the backcountry. Any recent reports of the conditions of that road? It snowed tons in the Sierras, but I don't know how the Inyos have done this year.

Aside from mud, my big fear is getting excessive off-camber, after coming close to tipping twice in the last 2 years.



Morrie, I'm going up there mid may. are you on facebook?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:16 am 
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You can always camp at the tramway supers building. Just need to have your fire outside.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:43 am 
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You can always camp at the tramway supers building. Just need to have your fire outside.

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Gary, can you tell me exactly where that is on this map?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:19 am 
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Farthest right grid and up five grids to where the map shows a tramway intersecting a 4x4 road should put you right about there.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:25 am 
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Panamint Charlie wrote:
Farthest right grid and up five grids to where the map shows a tramway intersecting a 4x4 road should put you right about there.

OK, that's where I figured, the little black dot on the map must be it. At 8500' it might be a tad warmer than the Burgess Mine area higher up. Is there a good flat spot outside the building to set up a tent?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:04 pm 
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There are a number of flat areas for a tent. It is a popular place so expect visitors. I was up to Cerro Gordo a few weeks ago and there is snow in the shady spots. Boiler Canyon was impassible. I will say that the Seasons restaurant in Lone Pine was very, very, good food. Their steak is the best I have had in a long time.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:06 am 
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Morrie wrote:
Panamint Charlie wrote:
Farthest right grid and up five grids to where the map shows a tramway intersecting a 4x4 road should put you right about there.

OK, that's where I figured, the little black dot on the map must be it. At 8500' it might be a tad warmer than the Burgess Mine area higher up. Is there a good flat spot outside the building to set up a tent?

Last time I camped at the building, a couple friends set up their tents INSIDE the building.

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