Hey everyone, Completed the loop. Made a few scenic detours, extra legs, and wrong turns, but for the most part it was easy to navigate. Thank God for GPS, or we would have been sooo lost. We missed 1 waypoint leg on the way back from Balarat and had to ride on Trona Rd for a few miles, but picked up the loop again. The single track on the way back from Balarat was tons of fun!! That is the narrowest single track I have ever seen in a long time!!! It is the only trail in that area, so its easy to follow. And, to who ever advised me NOT to ride through the water in the dry lake bed of Panamint valley. I should have listend. I tried to wheelie across a 3ft wide puddle, with water that looked only 2" deep, but my rear wheel sunk in to the axle, and I was up to my shins in mud. Took both of us to pull my bike out. Here's some photos from the trip: http://s36.photobucket.com/albums/e30/marnoult/Slate%20Range%20Loop/ Weather was great! Low 70s in the day, clear skies, light/med wind. Never saw a nother rider, but we saw lots of 4x'ers on the canyon trails near the cabins. Total loop was 81 miles, and I just barely made it on 1 tank of gas. I hit reserve at 70 miles. Started at 9:30am, came back at 3:45pm. Did a lot of sight seeing, exploring and talking with the 4x'ers we met. This area has soo much to see, and has so much untouched area. It was a magnifcant ride, and I wish we had more daylight and gas to explore more. We'll definately be comming back again to explore more, and bring extra gas too! Ill post the GPS track on gpsexchange.com if anyone wants it.