Posted by: caryandjohn | February 4, 2014

Saline Valley …

There are two kinds of people in the world … Those that go to Jack’s place when they are in Bishop, and those who go to Erick Schatt’s Bakkery

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I’m a Jack’s Restaurant and Bakery kind of guy …

Then it was on to try to get over North Pass and into Saline Valley …

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The Eastern Sierras …

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Always good to see a road grader … This one was at Death Valley Road and Saline Valley Road …

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The usual “road closed” and other warning signs …

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There was snow and ice on North Pass on the northern exposed slopes up around 7000 feet …

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The descent of six thousand feet into Saline Valley …

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Down and down the road leads …

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Soon found myself on the road to the warm springs …

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Set up camp …

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Had a soak … blissful, after two hard days on the road …

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The next day, I rode out to see if I could meet Phil and Dave at the intersection of Saline Valley and Lippincott roads …

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Phil and Dave, true to our rendezvous to the minute after riding 150 miles over Mengal Pass …

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Our friend Brice (Longtallsally on ADV) showed up, too!

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Phil, charging up Lippincott …

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Followed by Brice …

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I made my way back to the warm springs to commune with nature, and the wild burros …

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Responses

  1. Do you have GPS coordinates of the Hot Springs and camping location by any chance? Looks pretty sweet!

  2. Hi Rob,
    Here you are:
    Latitude:36.80560
    Longitude:-117.77260
    Camp and springs are the same …
    I enjoy your website:
    http://www.advpulse.com/

    See you around the campfire,
    — John A

  3. Death Valley is a great area to ride. Was this a recent trip? How was the weather? Thanks for the coordinates. Enjoying your site too!

  4. Hi Rob,
    Yes, a recent trip, Jan. 30 through Feb. 2nd, 2014 … The weather was typical winter desert … If you don’t like it wait a minute … It’ll change. Ha. πŸ™‚
    see you on the road,
    — John A

  5. Very cool John

  6. Hi Steve,
    See you there next year!
    πŸ™‚
    — John A


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