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Gold Point and Death Valley
« on: April 09, 2012, 01:52:34 PM »

Don & Carol and Andy & Sherry met Terrie and I at the house on Thurs. afternoon.  The six of us rode up Hwy. 50 to South Lake Tahoe.

The weather forecast for South Lake Tahoe.....snow flurries in the afternoon, low in the morning of 16F. :nervous:  But it looked great when we left....a few puffy clouds.  No big deal.








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Re: Gold Point and Death Valley
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2012, 01:53:27 PM »

Terrie had carpo tunnel surgery a couple days earlier and so she road with me.  We blew the fuse for the heated gear so had to stop to change fuses...



and Andy shows the look of relief.....



Weather is changin.........fast......



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Re: Gold Point and Death Valley
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2012, 01:54:14 PM »

Really not very much snow for this time of the year at nearly 7,400 feet





and as we roll along Pioneer Trail from Myers to South Lake Tahoe the snow flurries begin to pick up the pace.  Sure am glad the hotel is only a couple more miles! :2vrolijk_21:




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Re: Gold Point and Death Valley
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2012, 01:55:42 PM »

We made it!  Terrie and I had a room with a fireplace and it looked right out on to the lake.....very inviting.



In between the ski season and the summer season, we pretty much had the hotel to ourselves.  It was very nice....



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Re: Gold Point and Death Valley
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2012, 01:56:34 PM »

But we did have a baby polar bear visit us.....    They told us this dog is only nine months old at 85 lbs.  The hair was very soft but he said it'll eventually start twisting and ends up looking like dread locks.











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Re: Gold Point and Death Valley
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2012, 01:57:26 PM »

Sunrise on the lake....





and did I mention that the forecast called for 16F temps...feeling like -4F......





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Re: Gold Point and Death Valley
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2012, 01:58:12 PM »

Breakfast was nice....



a parting shot......the day looks promising....



9:00 a.m. and time to roll....



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Re: Gold Point and Death Valley
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2012, 02:00:19 PM »

Headed down Kingsbury Grade...

















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Re: Gold Point and Death Valley
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2012, 02:01:17 PM »

Gas prices in Lee Vining! :o   Can it get any worse?





Russ joined us in Bishop....










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Re: Gold Point and Death Valley
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2012, 02:02:05 PM »

Hwy. 168 East out of Big Pine, Ca. is a fun road.....




































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Re: Gold Point and Death Valley
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2012, 02:03:07 PM »

We'll go to Oasis Junction....




















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Re: Gold Point and Death Valley
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2012, 02:03:58 PM »

Next stop.....Lida, Nevada....





Lida is definately a ghost town.....















Don't ask me........ :nixweiss:
















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Re: Gold Point and Death Valley
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2012, 02:04:48 PM »

Our next stop will be the ghost town of Gold Point, Nevada.  http://www.goldpointghosttown.com/

Turn right on Hwy. 774.  Yes, it's paved all the way in....







Mine and Terrie's home for the next two days.  That's Don & Carol next door....



Don & Carol and Sherriff Stone (aka Herb)...



Herb wears many hats.....



Herb and Sandy...



and a picture of Sandy from days gone by....


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Re: Gold Point and Death Valley
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2012, 02:06:01 PM »

The fire trucks from their volunteer fire dept. which Herb is also the Fire Chief.  Yep, they're all in good working order.....believe it or not. :2vrolijk_21:



Don & Carol's abode....









Russ can afford a bike like this because he's saving on housing costs.... :huepfenlol2:







The date is 1926.  If Russ is short on things to do, he can always catch up on the news....
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Re: Gold Point and Death Valley
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2012, 02:06:57 PM »

Here's a cabin that he's currently framing.  He leaves the outside pretty much original, frames the inside, new sheetrock and then wallpapers to look old (sometimes with old news print)...





Van, here's that COE that you were looking for.....and it's a quad cab. ;D



Obviously......living way out there, mileage was important back in those days, also...



Room with a 360* view....



I'll post more later.......have to take a break.
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