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oregon4wd
02-13-2006, 10:36 PM
Hi All,
Just wondering if anyone's ventured up Echo Canyon trail since last years flash floods early in the year? Also, how did the Westside Rd. canyons fare? Thanks a bunch.
Doug
(Sorry, should've put this under "current status" duh- getting there sounded good too!)
:D

GaryB
02-16-2006, 01:59 PM
Don't know about Echo and such, but the east caught some **** last month from mother nature. We had 4X club run planned through Titus and it was closed do to rock slides in the canyon.


http://www.nps.gov/deva/pphtml/newsdetail21710.html

oregon4wd
02-17-2006, 10:38 AM
Thanks Gary,
I do appreciate the info.
Doug

oregon4wd
03-06-2006, 03:33 AM
Hi All,
As it turns out, Echo Canyon is fine and dandy.

On the other side, the Goler Wash area was pretty fun. Last time I went through there was about 10 years ago- it's changed a bit.;) - Doug

Rupe
10-05-2008, 07:04 AM
Where is the Echo Canyon trail? Sounds like a fun run.

David A. Wright
10-07-2008, 10:18 AM
It runs between Furnace Creek Wash west of Furnace Creek above Furnace Creek in Death Valley, over the Funeral Range to the Amargosa Desert.

I've not done the entire run, but have done both sides by truck or foot. You can see photos and description of either on my website and one other at:

http://www.desertusa.com/mag99/nov/stories/nevada.html

and at:

http://www.gbr.4wdtrips.net/trips/t2000a.htm

Albin
10-28-2008, 05:43 AM
My son and I just did both Echo Canyon and Goler Wash/Striped Butte/Mengel Pass this last summer during our 2008 Summer Desert Trip.

Pics of Echo Canyon ride are here: http://www.rocketcityrockcrawlers.com/pubpics/2008_Summer_Desert_Trip/Al_08_03/index.htm

Pics of the Striped Butte/Mengel Pass/Goler Wash are here: http://www.rocketcityrockcrawlers.com/pubpics/2008_Summer_Desert_Trip/Al_08_04/index.htm

Both were not really all that technical, with Mengel Pass probably being a little more rough. I wouldn't take a rental-anything over either one, but any decent 4wd vehicle with a shorter wheelbase should be OK. Most of it is just gravel road with a couple stairstep rough spots.

There was a lot of rain in DV this summer while we were there. For example, the cutoff road from Beatty to Furnace Creek was closed most of the week we were there. The Saline Valley road just next to the marsh was very rough and the trail up to Steel Pass from the Upper Springs for about 2 miles was gone. We had to pick our way via my Garmin Nuvi 260W until we could pick up the trail again just below Steel Pass.

Good luck.

Al

Rupe
10-28-2008, 06:46 AM
Looks like a fun trip. Great pictures. Really enjoyed seeing the mines and the machines. Thanks for sharing.

Albin
11-12-2008, 06:04 AM
Looks like a fun trip. Great pictures. Really enjoyed seeing the mines and the machines. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks, I appreciate it!

Al