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Old 04-22-2006, 12:45 AM
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Death Valley - April 2006

Write Up with Pictures

3 Guys, 2 Rigs, 6 Days. Lots of desert.

No mechanical problems. Chris got 2 flats, but was carrying 2 spares so it all worked out.
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Old 04-22-2006, 01:29 AM
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And to be consistent with my other write-ups...

What I learned and what I would do differently:
-Buy/Bring more camera batteries
-Buy a lens hood to decrease sun spots
-Buy another 2GB card for my camera... 700+ pictures sounded like enough before the trip..... now it doesn't.
-Carry a can of fix a flat! (Which I do, but we didn't have my rig on the trip.)
-Couple spare tires can come in handy
-Again, please don't ever travel alone in Death Valley without the proper provisions.... we had to push a 2wd volvo stationwagon that dug itself some holes in the sand.
-Carry lots of water
-Always, and I mean always, wheel with a first aid kit. We had mine out at least once every day.
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Old 04-22-2006, 10:02 AM
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great trip... i'll have something more inteligent to say once i shake this hangover....
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What is this red cloud around the camera?????



Sounds like a good trip. What did you guys think of the Manson place?

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there's hundreds of pictures, just click the date's on that page

edit: hundred's of BEAUTIFUL pictures

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Old 04-22-2006, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Tanto
What is this red cloud around the camera?????



Sounds like a good trip. What did you guys think of the Manson place?

My buddy Ryan setting up his telescope while my camera takes a 30 second exposure.

The Manson place was cool. Kinda scary just thinking of the crazies that once called it home, but whatever. It was interesting. The thing that kinda creeped me out was the locked "M" gate where the spring looks to be. I'd like to assume it turned in to a ranger's place or something, hopefully the Manson's aren't still out there.... lol.

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Old 04-22-2006, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by sdgirl619
there's hundreds of pictures, just click the date's on that page

edit: hundred's of BEAUTIFUL pictures
Yeah, thanks for pointing that out. I linked all of the day's pictures by the date/day. Just click and you can see the shots from that day.

Thanks for the comments!
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Quite possibly the scariest picture I have ever seen:
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great pics and write up, btw. Im still going thru it all
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Looked like a killer trip i was told most of it, but it looked like alot of fun :p maybe next another time i'll join in
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$3.69 a gallon! holy crap.. i thought $2.89 was bad... im filling up a barrel and hording it.. then just riding my motorcycle

great pictures though. Im really jealous!
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Hungry in Nova Scotia

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$3.69 a gallon! holy crap.. i thought $2.89 was bad... im filling up a barrel and hording it.. then just riding my motorcycle
As of today I pay 1.19/L or 3.77/US gallon
Last summer I was paying 1.38/L or 4.37/US gallon :pat:

Although when i was paying 1.38/L thats when I took a vacation LOL, luckly I took my civic, I'm sure happy though that I was able to find a 4cyl 4runner, I'm in University and dont have too much to spare most of the time.

So Remember, No matter what your paying in the US, Canadians or even more so people in Nova Scotia are paying much more. LOL Not that I want this to be a rant though, because really I'll keep driving and off-roading and ummm... eating less?
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Originally Posted by msw0085
Quite possibly the scariest picture I have ever seen:
What.... I just look like the devil poping out of the fire... It was a great trip..... My truck took a little more skidplate damage than I would have liked.... but hey, Chicks dig body damage right?
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When I went to buy the white gas for the fire... the guy at REI asked "What are you going to blow up?" Furthermore, when I went to buy the 5 gallon gas cans we took... the chick at walmart asked if I was an arson and if I could do a job for her..... Do I just have that sort of a trouble-maker aura?
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Originally Posted by rgs20inophir
When I went to buy the white gas for the fire... the guy at REI asked "What are you going to blow up?" Furthermore, when I went to buy the 5 gallon gas cans we took... the chick at walmart asked if I was an arson and if I could do a job for her..... Do I just have that sort of a trouble-maker aura?
I think it's the red hair....


And thanks everyone, it was an awesome trip. I had a lot of fun documenting it this trip (mainly cause I wasn't driving and could keep my eyes off the road.)
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WOW! Awesome photos and awesome trip! What kind of camera did you use? How did you get the pics with the sun and the stars? Now I'm jonesing for a return trip up there.
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Originally Posted by DealMaker
WOW! Awesome photos and awesome trip! What kind of camera did you use? How did you get the pics with the sun and the stars? Now I'm jonesing for a return trip up there.

Thanks. I shot with my Nikon D50. And the shots with the "sun" and stars is actually a full moon and stars. Almost a full spectrum of light is given off by a full moon, makes for awesome night shots.
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Great pics!

Did you see our Yotatech entry into the logbook at the Geologist's cabin?
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Originally Posted by paddlenbike
Great pics!

Did you see our Yotatech entry into the logbook at the Geologist's cabin?

I didn't even think to look for it. Bummer. We signed the log books in the ones we visited.
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we never listed the carnage report...

Me:
2 flat tires
smashed the rear bumper a lil more

Ryan:
nerf bars != sliders
skid plates are customized


steve did i miss anythign?
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