Start of an Epic Road Trip Part 5: Death Valley Day 2


Waking up to a nice sunrise overlooking the mountains.


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Cabin fever.

DSC_0342 After morning coffee and some cooked spam breakfast, we headed out to Father Crowley Overlook. There is an off-road trail that took us to the edge and gave us nice view of Death Valley. DSC_0344

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Lambo exploring and sniffing around. I was kinda nervous that he was going to find a venomous bug under those rocks, so I kept him on a short leash.

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Then we headed out to Saline Valley Road. Its dirt road trail that would lead us to other trails. This is when planning out the route before hand comes to play. There isn’t any cellular reception here. I pre downloaded the map route on my phone and I also brought an actual map of Death Valley just in case my phone GPS messed up. Lucky we didn’t lost, and saw some views only few people have seen.

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Always got to air down when going offloading. Provides a bigger footprint for traction and smoother ride.


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Really impressed with the Nangkang Mud Terrain tires, super cheap, and tough for when the road gets rough. I aired down to 20psi for this journey.

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Stumbled upon a little oasis.

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The trail lead us into the mountains and different side of wildlife.

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Teakettle Junction!!!!

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Made it to the moving rocks!!! But unfortunately there are vandals the move the rocks from its original postition. Kinda of a bummer on how we cant have nice things.

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DSC_0428 Then remade our drive to Ubehebe Creator and the road turned from desert rocks to volcanic-like sand. Felt a lot smoother because the heavy rutted road was a nightmare. The driving going from Teakettle Junction to Racetrack Playa was the worst riding experience ever.DSC_0429

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It was super windy that day.

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There was a trail that looked like it takes you to the bottom, but with Lambo in the car and the heat, we didn’t want to risk him getting heat stroke. He is super furry.


We then drove to Old Stovepope Wells, and was pretty hot desert. From chilly mountains to the hot desert all in one day.


Veiws you dont get anywhere else, and its off the beaten path.

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The Land Cruiser looking good, and racking up miles.

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We made it back to our small cabin, and called it a day! I didn’t take much pictures after that, because I just wanted to soak up the moment. Not many people are able to visit Death Valley and yet alone even drive the off road trails. Two days in the Death Valley isn’t enough and need at least a week to really explore the place. We did bring three 5 gallon jerry cans and used two jerry cans for the trip. Mainly because the only two gas stations in Death Valley is very expensive and only serve diesel and low grade octane. Its understandable considering you are pretty far from closest city. In the next series, we will be heading to Nor Cal and looking forward to the cool weather and sea breeze!!! Stay tuned!!!

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