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Posted 1 Feb 2013I am planning on running Titus and staying in Furnace Creek in early April of this year. What are the road conditions of Titus and how is the camping around early April?
I am running my Tundra 4x4 Long bed with Ranger FWC and family with too much stuff and Stock tires.
I hear it is a pretty mild trail.
Also where can I gas up before hitting Titus? Beatty or earlier?
Posted 20 Dec 2012I am headed up to Yosemite with my kids for the new year. See you there if you can make it up. There should be lots of snow. I'll try to get a big space in case you get aced out like the poor guy 2 years ago, I can share.
Posted 25 Aug 2012H
I live in Walnut Creek, about 30 miles east of San Francisco.
I want to buy your old 12 foot (light weight) boat/marine trailer. I only need to tow a 12 foot boat that weights 135 lbs total, or a 600 lbs total trailer. I do not need your 2 axle 20K lbs boat hauler.
I am willing to travel up to 200 miles and spend up to $300 for a great condition used trailer. Great condition means current title, no deep rust, road worthy for 200 miles, no bent frames, 2 inch ball. I do expect some surface rust, old tires, small dents and dings... etc.
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Thanks so much!
Posted 12 Jul 2012So you have probably seen my 1000 questions regarding this trip in the planning portion of the forum. I have to admit I had some (ALOT) of apprehension regarding this trip.
The plan was for a night in Big Pine, a night in Death Valley and back to Big Pine for two nights.
Death Valley was the big question.
Do these popup campers fit in the Mahogany Flat Campgrounds? Are the sites level enough? It is cool enough at night? So many questions and no one seemed to know...
Well, if you can make it up to the camp site, here is what you can expect...
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On the way up we had to pass an older gentleman in a Chrysler 500 coming down. I am not sure if he made past Thorndike. The road up to the campground may not require 4x4 but it is nice to have.
Most of the campgrounds in the first half are pretty level; but you have camp near the pit toilet. In the back half of the campground they are less "stinky", but they are also not as level. There are only about 10 to 12 campgrounds, we were lucky there were only about 4 people camping there this time of year. It was about 79-83 F at 3PM when we arrived there and it cooled off afterwards.
Since it is so dry no campfires were allowed at the time. No water unless you wanted to head back down 15 miles to the "improved" campground at wild rose canyon.
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I took this photo about 20 yards from my campsite using a telephoto zoom lens at max.
the next day we headed out to see the ruins....
Before we left we talked with another FWC'er and (Tim?) about the in's and out's of camping and the various trips we liked to take.
Our first stop was Aguereberry Camp/Eureka Mine.
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Not much there, but it gave me a chance to see if the hold downs were getting loose or not.
Next was the stamp mill at Skidoo, it was OK going in, but on the way out I did notice that the road had a bit of a "list" to it. It was about 800 feet from the turn around to the stamp mill.
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There were a lot more dirt roads that seemed to go everywhere in Skidoo; I wish we had more time to explore, but we had heard that there was ice cream in the valley so we decided that after the Tucki Mine we would go to the valley. I was figuring that we would be in and out of Tucki by 12:30!
So the first couple of miles for Tuckie were pretty bumpy and gravely, we had to slow the most for the overhang
but we cleared it with lot of room.
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I never did figure what a dry fall was but there were a couple of tight spots. Lots of overgrown brush, I was busy trying to avoid that the most.
We finally made it to Tucki mine and had lunch after visiting and signing the log, if I remember the last person to sign in was from May and we were visiting in July. We had lunch in Tucki and got out by about 1:30. It was about 90F at Tucki and 115 in the Valley an hour later.
Posted 30 Jun 2012I am planning on visiting Tuckie Mine in Death Valley pretty soon. I have a 4WD high clearance truck, but I am baffled by "several 3 to 4 foot dry falls." I am guessing these are dry water falls?
I am thinking 45 to 60 degree climbs going into the canyon?
Can anyone enlighten me here?
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