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Old October 4th, 2005, 07:14 PM
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Thinking about Ghost Towns

I've been thinking about a trip to check out some ghost towns - maybe in Death Valley, or possibly back up to Bodie/Aurora, etc. Any suggestions on trips that include some fun trails? Anyone interested in setting something up? Thinking about December / January when the desert won't be quite so inhospitable.

-Nadir
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Old October 8th, 2005, 04:39 PM
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Thanks for the link, John - that is a very helpful site. Somewhere in the back of my head I knew Bodie shuts down in the winter, it just wasn't up front where I needed in when I posted.

I'll do some research and post again when I've got something worked up.

-Nadir
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Old October 8th, 2005, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Nadir_E
Thanks for the link, John - that is a very helpful site. Somewhere in the back of my head I knew Bodie shuts down in the winter, it just wasn't up front where I needed in when I posted.

I'll do some research and post again when I've got something worked up.

-Nadir

Yes yes ... please let me know. Sounds like fun!
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Old October 10th, 2005, 08:47 AM
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Death Valley is E-VIL.

stay away.

you have been warned.





or how bout a little...



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Old October 10th, 2005, 09:08 AM
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ouch- when did that happen? (and on what trail?)
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Old October 10th, 2005, 01:31 PM
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all that matters is that both events occurred in DVNP.
cursed.

i don't have pictures of the near tire blowout from the unseated spring on the 110.

yikes.
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Old October 10th, 2005, 01:45 PM
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Remind me never to go into DVNP with you Jack!
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Old October 10th, 2005, 05:36 PM
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Remind me never to go into DVNP with you Jack!

I don't know.... If you HAD to go into DVNP, wouldn't Jack would be the first one on the list of people to travel with? He has been to hell and gotten out 3 times AND knows how to cook.
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Old October 10th, 2005, 08:03 PM
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I don't know.... If you HAD to go into DVNP, wouldn't Jack would be the first one on the list of people to travel with? He has been to hell and gotten out 3 times AND knows how to cook.

Hmmm... that's true... He is an Iron Chef...
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Old October 10th, 2005, 09:07 PM
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i don't have pictures of the near tire blowout from the unseated spring on the 110.

yikes.

i don't have pics of my SLS acting up on me either.
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Old October 28th, 2005, 10:11 AM
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Got a couple of shipments from Amazon this week so the initial research is beginning. Jack will be happy to know that there are quite a few ghost towns in SoCal that are NOT in Death Valley! I'll be back on the boards once I have some candidates in mind so we can pick something that others will be interested in.

-Nadir
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Old January 7th, 2006, 09:31 PM
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Charles - I bought several ghost-town and so-cal wheeling trail books from Amazon and fell into a kind of sensory overload.

There are actually a surprising number of ghost towns out there, but the trick would seem to be finding one with a moderately challenging 4x trail nearby. Most seem to be near graded roads which means the primary reason for the trip would be sightseeing rather than wheeling. I need to study the books a bit more and try to finalize something (I've been remiss in doing this...)

New Year's Resolution!! "Figure it out and report back to the EE boards." OK, now I'm on the hook!

-N
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