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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2018, 12:43:25 AM »
We almost always stop in Pahrump a couple of days before going into Death Valley and after leaving to do laundry, clean the dust out of the coach and buy groceries. Oh, and gas up, fuel is EXPENSIVE in Death Valley.

Yeah, Pahrump gas and diesel is a good deal, about half what you'll pay in Death Valley and 20-30 cents per gallon lower than Las Vegas prices.   Cheaper real estate and less taxes here.   :)
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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2018, 07:42:08 AM »
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I would have thought both runways, the old one and the new one, would have been oriented in the same direction since I assume the winds havenít changed. Maybe they oriented based on a compromise with terrain?

Take a look at it in Google Earth. I gave the explanation because I see two intersecting old runways and one new one, with one old one having the same heading (almost) as the new one and the other being angled 20ļ to 30ļ more westerly, so from your post I thought you might not understand the aircraft wind needs (guess you do, though). The new runway is just in the corner of Lou's picture, west of the highway and oasis, while looking at the whole thing in Google Earth the new one looks to be about the same heading as one old, while in Lou's picture there appears to be a very slight difference.
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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #32 on: August 08, 2018, 03:52:55 PM »
Just thought I'd check in to see if anything was NEW???  Made some connecting reservations leading up to this so all is well on my side. Safe travels everyone!!
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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #33 on: August 08, 2018, 04:29:27 PM »
We are still on! Kevin and I have our trip planned pretty well. We are starting from Iowa in late September, heading to Alabama for some warranty work on the coach then back up to Missouri to canoe the Current River with friends then to Oklahoma City to see family then continuing on I-40 West. We will be in Death Valley at least a few days before the rally starts getting things organized. We now have a big flagpole we can fly the RVForum flag from that will make us even easier to find. We will also probably be the only folks in Death Valley with a canoe!

Who else is interested? The 49ers Encampment is generally great fun. Note DVNP had their highest average temperature ever during July so make sure the generators are working in case the heat stays around. The average high temp is only 80 that time of year, but we all know how temperatures have been this year. I will keep an eye on the long range forecasts and give as much info as I can as we get closer. We did have a high in the mid 90s a few years ago. I will also let people know as soon as the 49ers information is out.
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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #34 on: August 09, 2018, 02:28:57 PM »
Pam, it looks like we might be running into each other along the way. Ive had to delay leaving Minnesota until I can get things in order here. Looks like mid september. I will probably forget about Oregon and head down to Oklahoma, staying out at Kaw lake for a while, but popping down to Norman for a day or so. A quick stop in San Antonio for annual medical appointments at the end of October, then will head that way. Not sure when I will get there, but I will make it.
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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #35 on: August 09, 2018, 02:41:45 PM »
It will be great to see you. Take care.
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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #36 on: August 09, 2018, 06:21:24 PM »
We will hit the IRV2 Rally in Pahrump mid Sept, then head over to Parker, AZ for about 5 weeks altogether(so we'll be use to the heat by then):-), then head back over towards Death Valley. Probably get into Death Valley at least a couple days early, I think!!!   Hoping to make it to the Quartzsite event this year again but will wait and see.
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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #37 on: August 13, 2018, 06:32:00 PM »
I'm trying to work this into the schedule before we head to LA the then Surprise for the winter. Looks like fun.


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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #38 on: August 13, 2018, 07:57:15 PM »
Hi again...forgive me for being paranoid but I was just reviewing the Encampment Website where it indicates Sunset Campground will be open for a 10 day period during the Encampment(Nov 3-13th)Ö.with this is mind, I guess I won't arrive until Nov 3rd???   We were planning for a couple days earlier unless I missed something along the way??
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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #39 on: August 13, 2018, 08:01:38 PM »
Well.....now that I look at the NPS Website, it looks like all is well at Sunset. OK....so I'll go on the assumption it will be open?
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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #40 on: August 13, 2018, 08:33:27 PM »
I have a quick question. Do we need to purchase 49ers memberships in order to see the entertainment and art shows and stuff at the encampment?
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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #41 on: August 13, 2018, 10:22:33 PM »
I have a quick question. Do we need to purchase 49ers memberships in order to see the entertainment and art shows and stuff at the encampment?
I still highly recommend it since you will get the schedule of all events plus the money goes to the event plus supporting the park. There are some activities where people will check for a membership button, but the music isnít one of them. The 49ers give grants to the park plus support scholarships for college students in the area. They also spend a significant amount of money setting up and coordinating the event itself.
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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #42 on: August 13, 2018, 10:27:21 PM »
Well.....now that I look at the NPS Website, it looks like all is well at Sunset. OK....so I'll go on the assumption it will be open?
Unless the Government shuts down again, Sunset will be open. The information about limited opening was in 2017 thank goodness. We are also planning on being there a few days early, but exactly when is an open question.
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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #43 on: August 15, 2018, 11:01:21 AM »
 Pam,, We will probably,, most likely,, are planning,, would love to,, and will most likely have another coach with us , to attend.>>>see ya, Dan
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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #44 on: August 15, 2018, 02:07:20 PM »
Here is the current list of interested parties. I figure we can wait until later to refine the list since no reservations are required. Let me know if anything changes or if I accidentally missed anyone.

Pam and Kevin Stalnaker          UTTransplant
Vicki and Mark Shorter             shorts
Larry and Mary Ann Nussbaum  Larry N.
Wally Crow                              Old_Crow
Lou Schneider                          Lou Schneider
Wendy and Mike                       Wendy
Steve and Dee                         Steve N Dee
Dan and Marge                        UTClaimJmpr
Caryl Pappas                            Cadee2c
Ken and Sheila                         Ken&Sheila
Wendy and Mike                       Wendy
??                                           Seon
Dwight and Burnetta                 InVogue
John and Susan Beard               John Beard
Bill and Corinne                        Photog
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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #45 on: August 24, 2018, 07:51:29 PM »
Hi all..
We are still planning on being there although we are picking up two senior dogs( adopting 2 13+ year old Cavaliers) so I'm a tad concerned about temps. Thinking of staying at that Longstreet Casino/ RV park( never stayed there but it looks to be driveable into the event area)? I guess I won't decide this until we get closer to the event and see how the weather is.
Yes, I am one of those that has to keep the doggies happy and comfy...😀 Anyone ever stay at Longstreet? hi
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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #46 on: August 24, 2018, 10:35:06 PM »
Hi all..
We are still planning on being there although we are picking up two senior dogs( adopting 2 13+ year old Cavaliers) so I'm a tad concerned about temps. Thinking of staying at that Longstreet Casino/ RV park( never stayed there but it looks to be driveable into the event area)? I guess I won't decide this until we get closer to the event and see how the weather is.
Yes, I am one of those that has to keep the doggies happy and comfy...😀 Anyone ever stay at Longstreet? hi
Watch the weather and make your decision at the last minute. We always travel with our cats, and they do fine as long as the high is below 90. The air is very dry and just doesnít hold the heat the way a humid climate does. We make sure to pull the blinds on the south and west sides of the RV while leaving the other windows open and running a fan. Above 90 and we have to turn the generator on and have the AC running. However the average high is around 80 so you will probably be fine. Note that Sunset campground has very liberal generator hours.
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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #47 on: August 25, 2018, 01:04:33 PM »
Still hoping to make it.  We ended up at Mt Lemmon, near Tucson for the season instead of being at Bishop, Ca.  Again, closing date is around the 1st of Nov, but a 550 mile drive instead of 170 miles.  Maybe we'll see you there.
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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #48 on: August 30, 2018, 09:31:00 AM »
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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #49 on: September 02, 2018, 04:49:31 PM »
Updates have been posted on the 49er website. See http://www.deathvalley49ers.org/ for the latest. Note they wonít be accepting memberships online this year, only at the Encampment,and only with cash or check. There are many activities that donít require a membership, but I highly recommend you get one ($35 for a single, $60 for a family). They not only set up the Encampment and pay for many performers, but they also provide scholarships and grants to the park. They have already published this yearís schedule. It is at http://static1.1.sqspcdn.com/static/f/1634844/27977237/1535518213197/2018+Death+Valley+49ers+Encampment+Events.pdf?token=acHpbxam0FBiwj%2Ft2rzgFiw%2BBIE%3D if you want to see what kinds of activities are going on. All amateur musicians should be looking at the Coyote Howl on Wednesday which is an open mic show. We intend on being there a few days in advance, just because we love the place so much. You can come whenever you like, whether a few days or for the entire week. All activities will be near/at the Sunset campground.

Remember this is dry camping with no hookups at the sites. There are generous generator hours, two dump stations with water fill, and very nice flush restrooms with showers. You can buy shower/pool passes at the motel for a reasonable amount too. We will generally be congregating at our campsite for Happy Hour around 4:00 each day. When we get settled, I will post our site number, but you should also be able to find us from our RVForum flag.

If you have Facebook, be sure and follow Death Valley Road Conditions. It is an official park site with up to date information about the back country roads. Hope to see you there.
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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #50 on: September 02, 2018, 05:07:13 PM »
Here is the current list of interested parties. I figure we can wait until later to refine the list since no reservations are required. Let me know if anything changes or if I accidentally missed anyone.

Pam and Kevin Stalnaker          UTTransplant
Vicki and Mark Shorter             shorts
Larry and Mary Ann Nussbaum  Larry N.
Wally Crow                              Old_Crow
Lou Schneider                          Lou Schneider
Wendy and Mike                       Wendy
Steve and Dee                         Steve N Dee
Dan and Marge                        UTClaimJmpr
Caryl Pappas                            Cadee2c
Ken and Sheila                         Ken&Sheila
Wendy and Mike                       Wendy
??                                           Seon
Dwight and Burnetta                 InVogue
John and Susan Beard               John Beard
Bill and Corinne                        Photog
So Wendy and Mike are going to be there twice :o
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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #51 on: September 02, 2018, 06:50:05 PM »
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So Wendy and Mike are going to be there twice :o

Double the pleasure, double the fun. :D
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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #52 on: September 02, 2018, 09:22:00 PM »
Bring your guitar Larry! There are some nice opportunities for musicians.
Larry definitely bring your guitar to accompany Pam's beautiful voice.  We'd like to attend but doubtful that it will fit in our schedule.
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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #53 on: September 03, 2018, 12:16:34 AM »
So Wendy and Mike are going to be there twice :o
Thatís how undecided we are 😊
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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #54 on: September 03, 2018, 04:35:45 AM »
Thatís how undecided we are 😊
I thought maybe you got yourselves cloned. :o
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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #55 on: September 11, 2018, 08:36:23 AM »
I read an interesting article about things to do and see in Death Valley from the point of view of a couple from the UK. The descriptions are pretty good, and he pictures give a real taste of the area. https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/a-far-out-guide-to-visiting-death-valley-california/
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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #56 on: September 11, 2018, 11:24:40 PM »
Ok, Dante's View just got added to my bucket list
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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #57 on: September 23, 2018, 06:59:21 PM »
If you're planning on heading through Pahrump on your way to or from Death Valley, Hwy 160 going "over the hump" is being widened to four lanes through Mountain Springs.  This will be a two year project, and the initial portion involves extensive dynamiting to widen the canyon east of the summit.

Starting tomorrow (Sept 24) through mid-October the highway will be closed from 12:45 PM to 3:00 PM on alternating workdays to accomodate the blasting and cleanup.  That's according to the road sign I saw as I went through there today, the newspaper article below says the road will be closed from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM.

Additional blasting will happen closer to Mountain Springs in late October and early November, then there will be a break before more blasting in 2019.  The schedules for this work have yet to be announced.

Here's the info as presented in the Pahrump Valley Times this week:

https://pvtimes.com/news/blasting-near-pahrump-in-mountain-pass-could-delay-las-vegas-commute/

The bypass is to take US 95 north out of Las Vegas, then Hwy 160 south to get to Pahrump.  This is about 10 minutes longer from downtown Las Vegas than going over Hwy 160 from the south.

If you're going directly to Death Valley, go north on US 95 from Las Vegas and take either NV 373 at Amargosa Valley south to Death Valley Junction, then 190 west to Furnace Creek.  Or continue to Beatty and enter Death Valley from there.
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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #58 on: September 29, 2018, 04:43:17 PM »
Unfortunately, Steve and Dee are not going to be able to make this rally.  Post lots of pictures.  Still hope to make it to Death Valley some day.

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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #59 on: September 30, 2018, 03:29:43 PM »
Too bad Steve and Dee. I was looking forward to seeing you again. You know this is an easy rally to just show up for part of it, donít you? The last weekend has more of the entertainment, but any time during the week will work. Sunset campground never gets full; they just keep opening up more overflow lots!
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