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Ive been touring the USA for 2 months and am currently in Mesquite Nevada. Planning to head down to Death Valley, Sequoia NP and Yosemite NP over the next couple of days. Anything else i shouldnt miss??
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You mean aside from the coast redwoods, Big Sur, Mendecino, the Lost Coast, Mt. Shasta, Joshua Tree and about a thousand other places? Naw.
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From Death valley take Hwy 190 to 136 going to Lone Pine. on US-395.
The film museum is a must.
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If you get to San Simeon on Hwy One check out the seals and then check out Hurst Castle.

Elephant Seals, Big Sur California

Hearst Castle - California State Park
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Cheers guys. My only problem at the moment is the heat. Way too hot for me! I am English so i do like to complain about the weather
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That coast along Big Sur is well worth visiting. Back in 1997 I rented a Honda 600 out of the Los Angeles area, rode up along the coast to Monterrey, and then east to Yosemite, returning to LA by the same route. Very nice ride...
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Cheers guys. My only problem at the moment is the heat. Way too hot for me! I am English so i do like to complain about the weather
The weather in Death Valley today should be about 108F tomorrow 116F.
Go through as early in the morning as you can.
Lone Pine should be about 88F
Click on the weather map.
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Cheers guys. My only problem at the moment is the heat. Way too hot for me! I am English so i do like to complain about the weather
How the bloody hell can you moan about heat after last winter? bring it on!
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My watch said it was 49.5c in Death Valley today so i will complain all day about it lol
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California Stuff-img_0936.jpg Not the most accurate temp gauge but you get the idea. 5th July 2011 Death Valley
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Where are you going to be on Friday July 8 or Saturday July 9.
We were thinking of taking a lunch ride from Reno to Yosemite by way of Tioga Pass Hwy 120.
Will you be around there ?
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Not sure, was going to head for Sequoia NP today.Am in Tonopah at the momeent. If i can blag a bed for a couple of days then i will Be in the Yosemite area on those dates, Would be good to hook up for a ride. Let me know what you are up too, stay in touch.
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We can ride down for lunch in Lee Vining, CA on Friday or Saturday.
If you are still in Tonopah you may want to go North to Gabbs, NV and the

Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park
Nevada Division of State Parks - Berlin Ichthyosaur State Park

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I should be in Yosemite today. Havnt got good access to internet so not good at communicating at the moment. Hope i bump into you somewhere
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January is a nice time to tour death valley. In the summer the majority of visitors are from other countries who don't realize the name "Death Valley" has a historical backstory. Head for the hills or coast and cool off. Up here in Montana the snow is still blocking some of the mountain roads.
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