5 days in hell! (long RR & pic heavy) The Plan: Myself and Owensdrylake will ride from June Lake to Death Valley & Back. 5 days total, take our time, live off the Bikes, stay in some free cabins, and see what DV has to offer… do it all on the cheap… No fancy hotels, and no $15 cheeseburgers, but plenty of Jagermiester! So the plan was set in motion… Departure date: Wed, Oct 14th… Bags are packed with all the necessities: Two 30oz MSR cans of fuel for the thirsty 6-fitty, 2 bags dehydrated dinners, all hand tools, 2 tire irons (Motion Pro), tube, patches, soap, powder (not the good powder), CO2 filler, two cans Vienna sausage, 4 cans smoked oysters, air filter, trail mix (the ones with the M&M’s), Corn Nuts (6 bags), cellie, chain breaker, lots of extra links and pins and shiz… and a bunch of other stuff. October 13th… day before…and it’s F-in dumping snow and rain! 6 inches in June lake so far SUX! Here’s a pic from my back porch. DAY 1: Due to the snow, we decide to move the start over to Crowley lake – nice and dry down there… and not at 6am either. After packing and unpacking the bikes, it turned into a 10:00 start time instead. But we’re off! Here’s Owensdrylake doing the secret Hwy 395 crossing via large culvert… The 650, being even more top heavy than it normally is (imagine that), has an issue. See those rocks on the right???? That’s where my head landed - broken handguard, nothing major. I like the stock handguards cause they’re super light – but they provide minimal protection, and break easy. Owensdrylake checking the map. On our way down to Benton After lunch in Benton we decide to shave some time off our day (because of the late start), and take Hwy 6 for about 10 miles to the first dirt route that’ll take us up and over the Whites, and around Boundary Peak, and drop us into Fish Lake Valley, NV. We lucked out, and got up and over… just under the heavy snow line. We saw some wild horses on the other side as well. Once in FLV, we headed on over to the ole secret dirtbiker’s trailer. This old towable is situated perfectly (sun at our backs) on privately owned land. It comes complete with fruit trees, .762 ammo, AP mines, and other force multipliers that make it the perfect post apocalyptic getaway. Quadtards and Rino gays beware: ONLY single track access to this gem. Sorry... (total mileage for day one: 91 miles) Owensdrylake uses maps, memory, and intuition - GPS is only used as backup… when needed. Here he is planning the next day - in the belly of the beast.