Suggestions for brief itinerary


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Posted by Polonia on April 12, 2003 at 10:44:12:

Hi All: I'm looking for suggestions, ideas, feedback. From what I've read, this is the group to ask. Here's my situation: Flying to LV with plans to spend ~2-3 days in DV before arriving at Manzanar for the annual pilgrimage (end of this month.) I'm bringing basic camping gear (topos, tent, bag, etc.) with plans to rent a 4x4 for the drive. Should note, California native currently living in Minnesota (15 years ago So Cal traffic did me in), drive a 4x4 at home, relatively comfortable dealing with ice, snow, mud. Boulders, however, not part of my driving vocabulary. Since it's a rental, risk of trashing the vehicle not an option. That being said, time permitting, perfer taking backroads whenever possible. I avoid tourist hot spots like the plague. My question is this, with time and vehicle considerations, what backroad routes might I consider taking in DV between LV and Lone Pine? Also, does anyone have strong feelings about a particular vehicle I should consider or avoid renting? It's been ten years since I was buzzed by a jet in DV. After half year of darkness, looking forward to sweating out 6 months of ass-whooping winter soon. Thanks for reading this and considering my questions. Also, thanks for not so bashful reviews of Panamint Resort - will catch a meal there if timing works out. Sincerely, Polonia (70 today, now defrosting)


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