Trail Bosses: Detlef, Greg, and Vidas
Here are the final dates of the 2018 Death Valley Overland Trip:
- Travel to Ballarat on Thursday 3/15
- Trail dates Fri 3/16/2018 - Sun 3/18
- Travel back home on Monday 3/19
Please let us know if you are interested in caravaning from the Bay Area to the Ghost Town of Ballarat.
We will caravan down Thursday morning, meeting at 7:30am at the Safeway 840 E Dunne Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037.
Please meet us in Ballarat if you are not traveling as part of the caravan or travel from other areas.
It is some 375 miles from Morgan Hill to Ballarat via I-5 S and Hwy 58. With fuel stops, lunch break and stocking up on supplies in Ridgecrest that's easily 9 hrs of travel.
A map has been provided via the google group for this trip and is also available via the link.
Long wheelbase vehicles over Echo Pass:
One thing brought up is the issue of long-wheelbase vehicles going over Echo Pass. The park service discourages long-wheelbase vehicles. It seems as if we have at least three parties who plan on by-passing Echo Pass to rejoin the group later at either Titus Canyon or at camp.
If you have concerns please let us know. Greg Youree may lead the by-pass group. So far we have Greg, Carlos Parades and potentially CJ. Anyone else please let us know.
We will send trail GPS tracks soon and discuss final details at the February club meeting.