Death Valley Rally Jan 2009 - The DD Report
Posted 23 January 2009 - 10:34 PM
Result: awesome group of people, epic trip in every way. Near perfect weather, great camping, great food, plenty of brew, and endless terrain to explore. This is easily the best trip I have taken. Thanks to everyone who made it!
At our peak we had 10 trucks.
I'm going to post one photo out of order to get this started - Most of the crew:
Pictured: Dick (Camelracer), Carol, Patrick (pvstoy), Ted (Ted), Suni (Sunman), Jessica, Marc (Marc), Pam, Bob (Deltarat), Russ (Lawnmowerman), Aaron (Dirtydog)
Missing: Mike (Simimike), Craig (Craig333)
Posted 23 January 2009 - 10:45 PM
I had camped at an RV park in Minden and started the drive south on 395 in the morning. Not long after the agricultural shakedown station I looked in my rearview mirror and I was being stalked by three FWC campers! I pulled over and met Ted, Craig, and Bob from Sacramento. We drove part of the way to Ballarat together but separated in Bishop as I had to do some shopping.
Sneak attack by the Sacramento boys:
Great views in Lone Pine:
View of Panamint Valley:
The Dirty Dog himself - Diego:
Posted 23 January 2009 - 10:55 PM
Met up with those guys and Sunman and Camelracer joined us as well.
Morning shot at Ballarat:
Moving out - at the Ballarat "store":
There was also a truck in Ballarat that had belonged to the Manson gang. Check Teds report for a pic of the truck and more Ballarat photos: http://www.wanderthe...read.php?t=1720
Posted 23 January 2009 - 11:04 PM
Posted 23 January 2009 - 11:14 PM
Stovepipe Wells is a pretty crappy campsite - we'll avoid that next time.
Tow Missile Jr:
Posted 23 January 2009 - 11:25 PM
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