onM-Class 2002 Fall Trip to Death Valley


Directions to Trona (Searles Lake)

Plan is to meet Friday morning 7 AM at the Texaco gas station in Trona.
N 35 44.861
W117 23.677

Driving time from the Los Angeles area is about 3 hours.

Please be there on time.

If you come from far away, I recommed you drive up on Thursday and spend the night in a motel in Ridgecrest.

Directions from LA West Side:

I-5 north

HWY 14 north

Redrock Randsburg Road right

Garlock Road left

HWY 395 left

Searles Cutoff Road right

Trona Road left

HWY 178 right
Directions from Orange County:

I-15 north

HWY 395

Trona Road right

HWY 178 right

If you miss us for any reason at the 7 AM meeting point I have
arranged for an alternative meeting point around noon.

If you plan to join us from somewhere else and plan to spend the
night before (Friday) in the area I recommend the city of Ridgecrest.
Trona has no hotels.

  contact me


hot springs?


meeting point

alt. meeting point

what to bring

vehicle requirements

Time table

day 1 - day 2 - day 3

Driving tips:

ETS and use of brake

save your tires !

save your paint

DV roads

Death Valley information

CNN weather
Yahoo weather
wunderground weather
UStoday weather

current road conditions

Desert USA

reports of previous trips:



future trips:

spring 2002 Baja trip
fall 2002 DV trip

fall 2002 Baja trip


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