Mojave Desert and Death Valley Ride – Day 7

Today was our last day in Death Valley. We packed up and met at the Forty Niner Cafe for breakfast. Then we were on the road. It was a long ride back to the Raw Hyde Adventures compound. Two hundred and ninety miles of mostly highway. On the positive side, we stopped at Trona Pinnacles on the … [Read more...]

Mojave Desert and Death Valley Ride – Day 6

I have to stop saying that today was the best motorcycle ride ever. It's getting repetitious. But, today was an amazing day. We rode through Titus Canyon, and then to Scotty's Castle and the Ubehebe Crater. We had a quick breakfast at the Forty Niner Cafe. Food was quite good. We started the … [Read more...]

Death Valley Ride – Furnace Creek Ranch

We spent our two nights at Death Valley staying at the Furnace Creek Ranch. It was a very nice resort. A big step up from camping in Mojave Desert the previous two nights. Furnace Creek Ranch has a large General Store, a bicycle shop, several restaurants, and a saloon. The Corkscrew Saloon was … [Read more...]

Mojave Desert and Death Valley Ride – Day 5

This morning we packed up our tents and other gear and left Base Camp Alpha. We headed for Death Valley and Furnace Creek Ranch. First stop was at the ghost town of Ballarat, CA. Ballarat was founded in 1896 as a supply town to mines in the Panamint Mountains. It once had 400 to 500 residents … [Read more...]

Mojave Desert and Death Valley Motorcycle Ride

After months of anticipation, my motorcycle ride in the Mojave Desert and Death Valley is here. I leave this morning for Raw-Hyde Adventures. I'll spend the next week dual-sport riding through the Mojave Desert and Death Valley. I'm renting a BMW R1200GS for the off-road riding experience. This … [Read more...]