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Rogue Beardsman

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After a few tough months of being unemployed and staying with family, I have found my next adventure.
I got a job in Death Valley National Park with Death Valley Lodging Company. I will be working at Stovepipe Wells!
On Wednesday April 12th I will be starting my road trip from New Jersey to Death Valley National Park.
The plan now is to try to stop at Arches and Canyonlands if i have the time. I also need to stop at my storage unit in St George Utah and make it to death valley on Monday the 17th. I have driven cross country a bunch of times so i have learned to go with the flow and adjust along the way.

Once I arrive in Death Valley i'm sure ill be put to work right away and be working 40 hrs a week. However, once i am settled and figure out me weekends i plan on exploring death Valley and areas close enough for a weekend trip.

I have already been to the Racetrack but i'm sure i will make it out there again.
Other areas i will probably check out this summer would be:
Yosemite,King/Sequoia, Mohave Preserve,Alabama Hills, and i forget some of the others.
I will be out there until October or longer. Any suggestions would be appreciated and i will add them to my list.
This will be the 4th National Park that I will have lived and worked in. In my experience, after a while you hear from locals and start to find out where the ghost towns and "secret"spots aren't readily researchable online and in books.

I will try to keep my Adventures updated on here and on my Instagram : on_adventure_

 
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Packed up and ready to start my trip tomorrow.
I will try to leave early and knock out some seriously mileage the first day. Hopefully I can make good time to let me Adventure a bit before Monday.
Got my roof bins full and secure.


I also managed to pack so I can reach my cooler from the drivers seat.
The front passenger seat folds flat so its pretty awesome and convenient. Cold drinks! Woo


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awesome that's just around the corner from me. I live in ridgecrest, lots to do out there. check out my adventure thread here
and remember keep plenty of water on hand :)
if you end up out there into November definitely try to go to panamint valley days, lots of fun to be had during that.
 
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I am jealous right now, Mid July I won't be quite as much. But working at National Park would be awesome even when it is 120 degrees.
 
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Thanks all! Today wasn't as productive as I would have liked. Only made it 650 miles. Hit a lot of construction and accidents. Hwy was closed and had to re route twice.
Also there was a huge pot hole and when I hit it I blew the rear passenger shock. The radflos have a valve on the side for rebuilding I guess. It broke or something hit it. Ill have to inspect tomorrow. Pretty pissed about it. But oh well. It happens. I was going to drive through the night but I'm exhausted.


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Thanks all! Today wasn't as productive as I would have liked. Only made it 650 miles. Hit a lot of construction and accidents. Hwy was closed and had to re route twice.
Also there was a huge pot hole and when I hit it I blew the rear passenger shock. The radflos have a valve on the side for rebuilding I guess. It broke or something hit it. Ill have to inspect tomorrow. Pretty pissed about it. But oh well. It happens. I was going to drive through the night but I'm exhausted.


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Be safe east coast kid...I've done the drive many times from Philadelphia, if your not in a rush...be sure to take in the sites along the way...ob#0158


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Congrats, on your new job. I am in the same boat - unemployed and waiting for the final approval on my new job in Denver. I will be there for a year before my wife moves up there to be with me. I will definitely look for you if/when I am in your neck of the desert.
 
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Thanks all! Today wasn't as productive as I would have liked. Only made it 650 miles. Hit a lot of construction and accidents. Hwy was closed and had to re route twice.
Also there was a huge pot hole and when I hit it I blew the rear passenger shock. The radflos have a valve on the side for rebuilding I guess. It broke or something hit it. Ill have to inspect tomorrow. Pretty pissed about it. But oh well. It happens. I was going to drive through the night but I'm exhausted.


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Hey if you need help along the way, post up. I would gladly help if you were passing through my area.

You won't make it that far West though. Enjoy your trip.

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Made it to Burlington Colorado!

Today was mostly driving but I saw a big windchime. And a big rocking chair.I probably wouldn't have stopped but I needed gas. There was a bunch of other big stuff there but I didn't feel like looking for it. The few people I met weren't very welcoming. Oh well!



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Quick update
Made it moab yesterday. Went to Arches National Park. Today I'm going to go to Dead Horse Point State Park and Canyonlands. I will definitely have to plan a trip for this area. All the off road trails Moab has and there are roads in Canyonlands I wish I could take like the White Rim Road.
Ill post up some pictures soon.


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