Spring Break 2018 Death Valley Overland Trip Planning March 25-29 - 03/25/2018 | OVERLAND BOUND COMMUNITY

Spring Break 2018 Death Valley Overland Trip Planning March 25-29 - 03/25/2018

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Put me down as a tentative as well as the work schedule could screw things up. Been to DV on several trips before and love the saline valley and eureka valley area. I'm down to check out some new places too though.
 
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Hey just rsvp'd to go. I should've asked this first but, we can go 2 or 3 days without water and drive 300 to 350 miles between fuel stops. Will that be an issue for this trip?
 

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@Theeds and @buckwilk, you both need to RSVP on the Rally Point section of Overland Bound. Here: https://www.overlandbound.com/event/spring-break-2018-death-valley-overland-trip-planning-march-25-29/

You should be able to RSVP at the top of the page where it says "RSVP." Let me know if it works!

This trip is filling up fast! We may want to consider splitting into two groups of 8, that travel together in two seperate 8 rig groups...Just a thought. We would still all go to the same destinations, just split for off road travel a bit for dust, congestion and time.
 
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Thanks @Rogue Beardsman ! I've been following you on IG and enjoyed your DV pics and info!
Sounds like a good trip! I spent some time in death valley and there is a lot of cool stuff to see. Hope you all enjoy it!


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@escadventure The mileage of 300 mi in DV for the trip does include several gas stops in Lone Pine, Panamint Springs, Stovepipe Wells and Furnace Creek. There should be gas at SW and FC, but sometimes, they run out and otherwise, it is VERY expensive at @ $5.50-6.00/gal! Lone Pine will have gas. We will be able to stop along the way to fill up and have reserve. HOWEVER, you always want to have some spare gas in DV. I will be carrying a minimum of 5gal extra, but will probably bring 2.5-5gal more above that for 10gal extra.
 
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I just got back from a trip with SCOTA if you dont know about them you should check them out! SCOTA4x4.com We went up to Cerro Gordo then to Saline Valley Hot Springs! IMG_2616.jpg 23518911_10214568377112624_5463735330189087332_n.jpg 23472272_10214568378032647_6126063038329035948_n.jpg 23472265_10214568376192601_2230717325482705401_n.jpg 23435113_10214568358672163_7685690414226135767_n.jpg 23434958_10214568400073198_3987864603261944397_n.jpg 23434911_10214568362112249_3179302281252627403_n.jpg
 
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Thanks @Rogue Beardsman ! I've been following you on IG and enjoyed your DV pics and info!


@escadventure The mileage of 300 mi in DV for the trip does include several gas stops in Lone Pine, Panamint Springs, Stovepipe Wells and Furnace Creek. There should be gas at SW and FC, but sometimes, they run out and otherwise, it is VERY expensive at @ $5.50-6.00/gal! Lone Pine will have gas. We will be able to stop along the way to fill up and have reserve. HOWEVER, you always want to have some spare gas in DV. I will be carrying a minimum of 5gal extra, but will probably bring 2.5-5gal more above that for 10gal extra.

Sounds good. I misunderstood - thought it was 5 days without chance of gas/water top offs. We'll definitely be good.
 
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I don't know about you all, but the more I prep and research for this trip, the more excited I get!

You may have this in your laundry room....we are going to where it was founded.
 

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@ArmyofMike I was trying to RSVP and seems like the limit is full, it won’t let me RSVP, is two group of 8 still an option if so it will be me, wife and the dog


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@ArmyofMike I was trying to RSVP and seems like the limit is full, it won’t let me RSVP, is two group of 8 still an option if so it will be me, wife and the dog


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Afternoon @LRDSII I am open to opening up another group. Some of the camping may be tight, but I think we can make it work. Are you definite you can go? I will open up a few more spots if so. Some non-OB friends may go too, so I think it only fitting to increase to two 6-8 rig teams. Traveling isn't the issue as much as finding a communal camping area...but we can make it work I'm sure. Are you able to make it either way? Thanks, M
 

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Count me in. I been trying to go this year but no luck on getting on the going list.
Whats the rule with dogs? I read that dogs were not allowed in the park.
 
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Rules on Dogs.

https://www.nps.gov/deva/planyourvisit/pets.htm
Basically, they are not approved in highly populated trails and areas...Luckily, we will NOT be at many of these spots on foot. We will drive 20 Mule Train Road, so the doggo is fine to ride and the other back country areas, they should be OK in your rigs and in camps. I think there are 2-3 doggos coming already, so we should be good. Plus the kids will keep them busy! HAHA.