We left home at 03:00 hrs to beat the traffic and this was also Veterans Holiday weekend. Stopping at Outlet Center (I-15N) off ramp for a little leg stretching and coffee making.
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Enough sun light had worked its way over the horizon to see a cloudy morning and old man winter was blustering this morning as well.
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Morning reds peeking between the earth and clouds as we travel along.
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We left home at 03:00 hrs to beat the traffic and this was also Veterans Holiday weekend. After a short stop we're back on the road.
There are some patches of blues making a show here and there.
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Dust fill the air everywhere
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We made Baker, topping off the Ford's tank and continuing to Death Valley using SR127.
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Traveling down SR127 to Death Valley,Ca.
Blowing winds kicking up a lot of dust along SR127
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It's gonig to be a dusty day!
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Harry Wade Road, one of the southern entrances to Death Valley.
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From past experience Harry Wade Road has been a rocky and sandy road.
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Harry Wade Road
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A little video of the begining of Harry Wade Rd.
Low laying hills of Owlshead Mountains ahead.
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For now the clouds have cleared out.
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There are time even on this road a help from 4x4 is needed.
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Do I need to say anymore?
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In a cloud of kicked up dirt and dust, this driver is in one big hurry. he was so long gone with the dust he kicked up.
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About this point in the road it had smoothed out.
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One of the side road to the distance hills, no outlet.
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Harry Wade Rd connects in Death Valley at Badwater Rd.
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We're making good time and still enjoying the sights.
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Stopping here for a little leg stretch and bathroom break.
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Julie stretching her legs out as well. Black Mountains are behind us.
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A solo rider sporting a helmet camera.
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Making the connection to Badwater Rd, we headed over to Westside Rd. Having never been on it ,a new adventure waited for us!
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Entring Westside Rd. Panamint Mountain Range in the distance.
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You gotta a ride for a good looking gal, my wife said.
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We took note of some of the sights to stop for.
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Red hill among ground of gray ground.
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The wind had picked up again, blurring the distance hills out.
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Signs of some recent rains, the sandy ground still had a some what damp look to it.
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Old man winter didn't want to be forgotten as he kicked up more dirt and sandy dust.
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These rust bucket of tanks are right next to Westside Rd
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Julie coming over to take a closer look at the tanks.
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Numbers and bullet holes
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My Julie posing
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Other past visitors marking their stopping.
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Another road to a nearby mine.
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Road to "Queen of Sheba Mine", wasn't that a Bob Hope and Bing Crosby movie?
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We had pasted this approaching car earlier, now he's passing us.
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There are a number of side roads the Panamint Range from Westside Road.
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Bennett's Long Camp marker is about half way up Westside Road.
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