Last week two friends and I made a trip to Death Valley. Because of the thunderstorm forecasts along Highway 395, week diverted into Nevada and stayed at Tonopah the first night. We then continued south and enterd DV via Beaty. We encountered ferocious south winds on the way down. We camped for three nights at the Texas Springs campground at Furnace Creek and spent two days seeing the sights in and around DV. With the weather improving to the west, we returned up Highway 395, staying at Walker, CA on the way back.

Preparing to leave Sacramento


Tonopah, NV, home of the Stealth


Taking a break in Beaty, NV


Entering Death Valley


Camping at Furnace Creek


Dinner and wine in camp with friend, John, who drove his Corvette over from Santa Maria to join us for one evening. Jorn was going to ride his Goldwing over, but the foul weather to the west changed his mind.


John's new Corvette


Rain storm to west of the Valley


Visiting Scotty's Castle on north end of Valley


Gate to Scotty's Castle


Scotty's Castle


Zabrinskie Point overlook of Death Valley


Amargosa Inn and Opera House at Death Valley Junction


Crowbar Grill in Shoshone. I was stranded here at the Crowbar with many other riders on the DV Double bicycle ride in 2000 due to freezing rains on Salsbury Pass. Less than 10% of riders got back over the pass back into DV that day and completed the ride.


One of the low points


At the Toiyabe Motel in Walker, CA


At the Toiyabe Motel


Helping out fellow travelers in Walker. A rider from SF found the gel battery on his 2008 RT completely dead in the morning. We gave him a jump. We also encountered the fellow on the big yellow Gold Wing the day before in Shoshone.