Re: offroad travel in Death Valley / advice wanted


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Posted by Scootertrash who misses his toyota on January 10, 2003 at 21:09:56:

In Reply to: offroad travel in Death Valley / advice wanted posted by John Dawson on January 10, 2003 at 15:53:24:

A consideration not in many advice books... be in shape. Hit the treadmill. Cut out the Krispy kremes.I force myself to run in foot races by paying the enrty fee in advance. Iam so cheap that I show up to get the free T shirt then do the run, 1 marathon,3 halves, and 15 10Ks annually. An average hiker can easily cover 30 miles daily in the winter climate carrying supplies. The maintained, open backcountry roads are flat enough to walk out in case of a major breakdown. Leave a note with date, time, direction of destination and medical information if necessary. I have seen as many as 25 vehicles in one midweek day in Butte valley, also 7 straight days without a human. If you know your route of travel, let someone know your return time. I have had great cell phone coverage with a signal from L.A, then one minute later it is dead to the world. The wife says I turn the phone off on purpose(done that too)Never rely on a cell phone. Iam now a Ford man.. toyotas never break. Just dont park under a termite eaten Avacado tree in the biggest wind since 1904. Seriously, Travel safe and enjoy. Scott in Long beach


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