Posted by: caryandjohn | February 5, 2014

Steele Pass …

The gang from Furnace Creek rolled into Saline Valley on Friday afternoon … The plan was to camp overnight and try to ride out of Saline Valley over Steele Pass on Saturday and make our way back to Furnace Creek …

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Phil and Dave …

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Our camp … We’d had an hour and a half of light rain in the morning … you can see that it fell as snow up in the mountains …

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The gang’s all here …

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The community campfire at the lower springs …

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Phil Bowman …

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Ben Berliner …

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Off we go … The wash above the warm springs on the way to Steele Pass …

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Kalle at the top of the pass … about 5000 feet?

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Ben and Kalle …

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Yes, there is a KLR on its side in this pic … tough riding through miles of deep sand and gravel to get here …

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Mel, Phil, Dave and Diter …

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Breakfast of champions …

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We found the famous marble bath … a bathtub full of marbles … a landmark found on topo maps, and a bit hard to find …

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Into the canyon below the pass …

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Diter and the first step …

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Mel and the second step …

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Diter rolls down the second step …

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Dave shows us KLR guys how to do it on his KTM 690 …

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On to Eureka Dunes, the tallest in California and truly soaring …

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Heading down to the deep sand …

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Kalle’s KLR muffler takes a beating …

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Crankshaft Junction …

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Managing gasoline range … Kalle gives me a half-gallon … 230 miles between Big Pine for me …

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Gas for the KTM …

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Around the campfire in Furnace Creek …

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Brice …

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Charles (RAZR on ADV) … organizer of this seasons’ Death Valley Daze …

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Breakfast and Dave’s Sprinter …

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Joshua Trees … Time to head home … It will take me two full days, running far south to get over the Sierras …

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