Death Valley: Warm and Saline: Ride 3, Warm Springs Road

For my third day ride from base camp in the desert at Lower Warm Springs in the Saline Valley of Death Valley National Park, I wanted to drive the Forester to Lippincott Road. Here’s what the National Park Service has to say about that: “Rough 4WD. Very steep, exposed, and winding with cliff edge washouts. Uphill traffic has right of way. Lower part has very narrow section that is difficult for wide vehicles. Experienced 4WD drivers only. Incredible views into Saline Valley and historic mining sites.” Yeah! I’d drive until the road became too difficult for the Forester, then pull out the Ogre to pedal until the road became too steep and difficult to continue.

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10 response to "Death Valley: Warm and Saline: Ride 3, Warm Springs Road"

  1. By: gregblood Posted: November 16, 2020

    Coyotes, burros, huge tires, the beautiful desert . . . you lucky son-of-a-um-gun.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: November 16, 2020

    Another great adventure in Death Valley — Thanks!!

  3. By: The Navigator Posted: November 17, 2020

    From a twitter post:
    Quote by a forest ranger at Yosemite on why it is so hard to design the perfect garbage bin to keep bears from breaking into it: There is considerable overlap between the intelligence of the smartest bears and the dumbest tourists”.

  4. By: Scooter Posted: November 17, 2020

    Looks like a perfect program for a day. M especially envious of you being able to get your bike up on that tire, much less yourself and the jump down. It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to do something like that.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: November 17, 2020

      I didn’t want to admit it, but it took me three tries before I could get up enough speed and do enough of a wheelie to pedal the Ogre to the top of the big tire. ?

      • By: Scooter Posted: November 18, 2020

        Oh, well now I know you’re joshing us. I’ll bet there’s an inclined plane on the far side of the tire that you ‘neglected’ to include. I think you should go back for a re-enactment, with video.

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