Great news! We have enough riders to green-light our Death Valley Scouting Adventure, and invite you to join the fun while space is still available. We’re hitting twisty roads on the front and back ends of this round trip and kicking up a whole lot of dirt in the middle. Temperatures this time of year are typically reasonable: warm, but not broiling days and cool, but not freezing nights.
Blame the meteorologists if we’re wrong, but the second week of November is looking good to us!
Now, this ain’t the trip you take when you want a refined motorcycle tour. Since this is a dual sport scouting trip, we want to make sure you’re open to unpaved roads, long riding days, a few U-turns, maybe a learning opportunity or three, and having a great story to tell when you get home.
Are you coming?
November 7 – 15, 2020
Here’s the itinerary:
Day 1 (Saturday): Arrive in Long Beach, California in time to meet other guests and guides at the welcome dinner.
Day 2 (Sunday): Pick up the motorcycles from our shop. Ride through Angeles National Forest and up to our hotel in Kernville, California.
Day 3 (Monday): Make our way from Kernville to Furnace Creek. Unpack and get comfy because this is our home base for the next few nights. Bring your swimsuit, too, because our selected hotel has a pool and other guests who may prefer not to see you in your birthday suit.
Days 4, 5 & 6 (Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday): Out rides from Furnace Creek to:
- Ubehebe Crater and The Racetrack Playa – Home of the Sailing Stones! Come see what has left physicists scratching their heads for so long. This route features a long stretch of unpaved road.
- Titus Canyon – This is the most dramatic out ride which brings us into Nevada and drops down into Death Valley. Colorful rock formations will surround us as we maneuver through a one-way narrow canyon. Keep your eyes peeled as these steep slopes are home to bighorn sheep, cacti, and a variety of rare plants. This route features a long stretch of unpaved road.
- Badwater Basin and Artist’s Drive – If you thought you couldn’t get any lower than traveling with MotoQuest on a scouting trip, we’re taking you to the lowest point in North America (282 feet below sea level). We’ll cruise through Artist’s Drive and take breaks to admire the vibrant hues of the Black Mountains caused by oxidation. This route features paved roads, but we might figure out a way to get ourselves back onto dirt.
Day 7 (Friday): Say farewell to Furnace Creek, because we’re rolling through the Mojave National Preserve, the tiniest smidge of Route 66, past Sheephole Valley Wilderness, and spending the night near Joshua Tree.
Day 8 (Saturday): We’ll meander through Joshua Tree National Park, along curvy mountain roads, and eventually back to our Long Beach facility to return the motorcycles before freshening up at the hotel and feasting one last time as a group.
Day 9 (Sunday): Departure day. Head home with fresh dust in your riding gear and a big smile!
1 x BMW R 1250 GS
2 x BMW F 850 GS
2 x BMW F 750 GS
2 x Suzuki DL650XT