Tucki Mountain dayclimb & Goler Wash 4WD to Mengel Pass

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Tucki Mountain dayclimb & Goler Wash 4WD to Mengel Pass

Post by Snow Nymph » Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:50 am

Tucki Mountain (6,726’) dayclimb
Saturday, 7 January 2006

Photos: http://community.webshots.com/album/540054768PmvAuZ


WLD's first trip to Death Valley . . . we took him up his first DV summit benchmarked 'Death', camped near a ghost town, and the next day took him to Charlie Manson's hideout! WLD gave me lessons on driving offroad . . . got to air down and use the front and rear lockers! Whoo hooo!


Probably won't get the Goler Wash pics up til next week. . .


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Post by ironmike » Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:48 am

Next time you get up to Goler, take along a copy of "Helter Skelter" and read it aloud by the campfire. Better than any ghost story anyone could dream up; you'll definitely start hearing things in the desert night....

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Post by ridgeline » Wed Jan 11, 2006 8:10 pm

:puke: Been on a few rides with WLD and his friends in the Rubicon club, Im amazed at what those jeeps can do, lots of trick equipment, lots of fun.

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Post by Snow Nymph » Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:53 am

I'm going to get the book now. Barker Ranch was pretty cool!

WLD showed me how to drive the Rubi. Amazing what it can do! Can't wait to get my own! SnowDude's birthday is end of this month, so he'll be getting a lot of accessories for the Rubi!


Goler Wash photos: http://community.webshots.com/album/540074131ibepDu


In December the Goler Wash road was graded (only to the Death Valley boundary). Calhiker and Bishophiker rode their mountain bikes up there and had to carry it over the dry falls. http://community.webshots.com/photo/505 ... 2484vHoInr

The dry falls are now covered with dirt. http://community.webshots.com/photo/540 ... 7571vqfpQf
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Post by madeintahoe » Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:01 am

SN really cool pictures! You all sure saw a lot of history...DV sure has a lot of if.
Looks like you had fun on those roads driving around. Tommy is a pretty kitty cat..looks very happy just laying around :D

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Post by Snow Nymph » Tue Jan 17, 2006 1:32 pm

LOTS of history! I have to change a few captions. I got some more info from a guy that owned one of the mines, so I'll work on it as soon as I can!
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Post by Shawn » Wed Jan 18, 2006 7:21 pm

The Webshots site is down for an important scheduled technical upgrade.

Guess I've got bad timing tonight.... :(

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Post by JM21760 » Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:43 pm

Dual lockers Snow Nymph? Killer rig. Dual T Cases too? Sounds like a rockcrawler machine to me! Did you drive the Rubicon yourself? Never been on the Rubi myself, but have seen my friends videos. One where the front diff explodes! Spider gear meltdown! :lol:

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Post by Snow Nymph » Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:19 pm

Love the Rubi! Amazing how it hugs the ground on those steep climbs! Yes, I drove it, with WLDs guidance. I had trouble letting go of the clutch in 4Low, couldn't believe how it moved! Felt like a rockcrawler.

Bought a compressor and deflaters, and have more on the list. WLD said these are money pits :eek:
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Post by JM21760 » Sat Jan 21, 2006 3:05 am

Yeah, clutching in 4 low is a gentle touch, especially from a dead stop. Once out though, you just crawl along. Money pit could be an understatement.

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