Monday, January 27, 2014

Death Valley

Got a hankering to spend some time in Death Valley, as did my buddy Jim and GF Elysia, so we packed up the Scamp and hit it over the Martin Luthar King holiday. The main goal was to get in some mellow road miles, soak in some sun, and unwind a little.

Saturday we headed south from Badwater towards Jubilee Pass. The start was a little brisk, but the bright sun accompanied by a wonderful calm, warmed us up pretty quickly.

Here Mary and Elysia ride with the 11,000 feet of mountains behind them! 

The stark scenery is other worldly.

The good roads and lack of traffic were pretty sweet too.
Sunday Jim and I headed up the Dante's view road a good ways for some more spectacular riding.

We camped at Texas Springs which was nice and quiet too.

Fixin' dinner.

and some great time hanging by the pool.

On the way home Monday we headed up to Darwin Falls.
 A true desert oasis!

Just what the doctor ordered!

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