Is Saline a good idea right now?

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Posted by Jonathan on February 25, 2003 at 06:28:55:

Can anyone give me advice about going into the Saline Valley right now? We're arriving in the area on Thursday night. We're coming with a rental vehicle, probably like a Chevy Blazer with 4wd. Yeah, I know I'm not supposed to with a rental. Being a Minnesotan I'm not experienced with sand or mud (but good with snow.) We won't have sand/mud supplies for the vehicle (pump, tow rope etc.) It's our 2nd time to DV, last year we went to Eureka Dunes and back to the Racetrack. Want to go further in, maybe do some hiking. Looking at other posts it sounds like coming in from the north or across Steel pass is a bad idea. What about from the south?

Going with my 15 year old frost-bitten desert rat son and would appreciate any help. And, if not Saline, other ideas? We have a week.

Thanks for the help.

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