Aug 30 I'm flying into Las Vegas for a summer vacation road trip.
The rented Super Tenere's will be picked up on the 31st and the initial plan is to head towards the Beartooth with a detour through Bonneville. The only hard dates we've got booked are the flights and bike rentals, 9am Aug 31 - 9am Sept 10, and an Alcatraz tour Sept 9th.
Possible stops depending on time, weather, and mood:
San Fran - Alcatraz
I've been to most of these previously growing up, My riding buddy only a couple and isn't much into hiking - he's all about the miles. I've suggested spending the most time at Glacier National and Yosemite with some time at Yellowstone and just doing a ride through of anything else. There's a lot to see and ten days isn't nearly enough time to see it all. - another 20 years to retirement - lol.
I'd appreciate suggestions on anything dramatic we should put on the counterclockwise circle as a potential stop? I've got Butler maps for all the western states and will activate a premium Rever membership this week. Generally when doing a trip like this a basic idea of the next days route and destination is made the night before. Nightly reservations are made after looking where we're at and what we want to do for the rest of the day and how much more windshield time we're looking for. Since the majority of the trip will be after labor day we're not expecting problems finding rooms.
We've both ridden out west before and will have rain and heated gear for the mountains.
What kind of riders are you?
On S10s has variables with dirt and slab.
I use Roadtrippers.com, Butler maps, mad map, rider magazine and roadrunner magazines for planning my rides.
Around Death Valley, I like to visit China Ranch Date Farm around Tecopa, you can do the hot springs at Tecopa if that’s your thing.
At Tecopa catch furnace creek wash road (dirt but usually very well maintained if it hasn’t rained)over too Shoshone.
Top fuel if you need also there is fuel at furnace creek or stove pipe wells (expensive but better than pushing) catch a restroom if you partake on a date shake
Dates are prunes with attitude
Back track about half mile and catch furnace creek wash at Shoshone again or you can catch it a few miles up the road on the bad water turn off and roll in the less traveled way too Dante’s view.
From there if you want too cruise and visit badwater drop down and also roll around artist pallet down that way
Then you can roll north and visit uebehebe crater and the race track up by Scotty’s Castle, unfortunately the Castle is still closed doing flood repairs.
I personally would cut across Stovepipe Wells too Panamint Range catch Father Crowley as mentioned and work over too the 395.
Manzanar by Independence is an interesting historical site if you like that and I would end my day in Mammoth for the night.
I like too catch https://mammothbrewingco.com
and grab a growler for after dinner too help me sleep
Then the next day roll up to Yosemite and over too the West.
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