suzi the psycic took me to death valley.
that place is real big. and pretty desolate, for the most part.
i got a very late start, and didn't arrive "in the area" 'till very early saturday morning.
i decided to adjust my route to take in the racetrack, so i entered via olancha/hwy395. spoke to some ranchers, who were sure i could access thru darwin, and mentioned that hunter hill could probably be run, if it was of interest.
so i thought i'd go see...
since i was seeing signs of snow, and hunter mountain gets over 7000', i went that way.
things got a bit messy, but nothing real outrageous. somehow, however, i managed to break the right motor mount...
i made it past teakettle junction, looking a bit dirty and developing repair plans.
limped into the racetrack with the transmission banging around(mostly on decelleration).
i tried some repairs, and ended up spending the night at the racetrack.
next morning i went thru lippencott pass to stovepipe wells, where I was able to link w/cap510 and group, for a run to cottonwood canyon to camp.
between lippencot pass and stovepipe wells, i was surprised by offroader and group, that had left stovepipe wells and were going "up the road".
lippencott pass was not very challenging, but very narrow in some spots, and may become quite technical without some repair.
camp at cottonwood was very pleasant- carlos had a treat run into marble canyon lined up for us for monday.
i got home about 2:30 tuesday morning.