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Bay Area Meet-up – Presidents Day Death Valley Trip

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Bay Area Meet-up – Presidents Day Death Valley Trip

Join the Bay Area Meet-up in Death Valley this Presidents Day weekend, Saturday the 16th thru Monday the 18th, for some easy trail rides and camping.


    06:00 Pacific Time


    23:30 Pacific Time






Terrain Type

  • Dirt Road
  • Highway
  • Sand



Channel Channel Value
  • Other Overland Bound Forums
  • Other Text
  • GMRS 15
  • CB 16

Rally Point Notes:

The itinerary is:

Day 1: I will leave the Bay Area from Dublin, CA @ 0600. Arriving at Panamint Springs around 1300-1400. We can convoy down and meetup with anyone else in Panamint Springs. All camping will be dispersed (why pay to camp when there is so much desert). Once we have all gathered in Panamint, we will find some dirt and locate our campsite.

Day 2: Trail day - Sperry Wash or Butte Valley, both are easy trails and will take between 5-7 hours each. We could potentially run them both, however, I'm open to further suggestions. We will need to keep in mind there will likely be stock vehicles with us so that will limit how much we can accomplish.

Day 3: Rainbow Canyon a.k.a. Star Wars Canyon for photo opportunities or more trails. Convoy back to the Bay Area should leave no later than 1500 to ensure we arrive back before midnight.

All scheduling is subject to change, be sure to watch the thread.



  • Vallejo, CA, USA
  • 11/29/17


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  • Start Point: Dublin, CA 94568, USA GPS Coordinates: 37.70432, -121.88737 Notes: Leaving Dublin @ 0600
  • End Point: CA-190, Darwin, CA 93522, USA GPS Coordinates: 36.33915, -117.4676 Notes: Meetup in Panamint Springs Gas Station @ 1400

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  1. Howdy. We’re heading out there a day earlier. Fri-Sun. We’d love to meetup but our itinerary may be just a bit off. With all the rain we’ve been getting we weren’t sure we were going until just tonight. Most the weekend should be beautiful by the latest reports. Working on our plans now. I’ll try to line them up. Either way hope to bump into you all. We’ll be in a stock silver Tacoma off-road 4×4 with a couple of dogs.

    1. Awesome, maybe we’ll see you there. As it stands, it looks like it’ll only be a couple of rigs. Maybe you guys can scope out some sites and meet up with us in Panamint Springs gas station a between 1300-1400 on Saturday.

  2. New to the ‘club’ and so appreciative of the John’s efforts…it takes one motivated person to get things started…thank you John! After some intense negotiations with my wife (and kids), I was convinced that I should spend time with family on the 3 day weekend…the other option was all of them join, sharing the passenger seat as I have a 2 door wrangler with the back seat removed….

    I look forward to news of the next excursion as well as meeting all y’all…

  3. Hi guys. I’m from SoCal. I would have loved to have joined you guy. We’re going to Thousand Oaks to visit my sister and her family and go to some of my nephew and niece’s basketball and flag football games. We’re going to Death Valley after that on Tuesday. So we’ll just miss you guys. Next time. Have fun.