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Oct 11, 2005 - Beatty Nevada to Death Valley Circuit Ride

We headed West from Beatty, Nevada about 25 miles to Hells Gate just inside the Death Valley National Park. From here we turned South and a 2500 ft. decent to 282' below Sea Level. The grade down was a pleasant 4 - 5 % and took about 25 minutes. This entrance provides a view of death valley the entire way. Death Valley had the wettest spring on record this past year and evidence of mud and rock slides were everywhere. Much of the perimeter of the salt valley floor was littered with rock and mud. Passed the historic "Borax Works" where they...

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