Thanksgiving Advice

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Re: Thanksgiving Advice

Post by rlown » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:30 am

Just for fun, post a picture of your rig..

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Re: Thanksgiving Advice

Post by neil d » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:52 pm

Another vote for Death Valley, we typically go for 4-5 days around Thanksgiving. As stated primitive camping is super easy, especially with a capable vehicle. And the established camping in DV sucks in a big way, so dispersed is the way to go. So many places to explore!

The only thing to keep in mind is elevation, due to colder temps up high. But anything under 2k feet is usually pretty comfortable.

There are hot springs in DV as well, rather famous ones accessed from Saline Valley (or from Eureka Dunes via Steel Pass). Will probably be a zoo at Thanksgiving, though. If going into Saline Valley over north or south pass definitely bring chains as a safety measure, even with 4WD, as people seem to get stuck out there rather frequently during early-season snow storms. Or simply monitor conditions and don't go there if it is questionable.

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