Re: Suggestions for brief itinerary

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Posted by Cliff on April 12, 2003 at 19:44:52:

In Reply to: Suggestions for brief itinerary posted by Polonia on April 12, 2003 at 10:44:12:

First, I'd rent a 4Runner because I have one and have never had a problem with it in DV or anywhere else (unless you count the blow head gasket last fall!). If I were you, I'd go west out of Vegas and take a detour to Red Rock Canyon State Park. Then get back on 160 and head to Pahrump. Take 178 to Shoshone, 127/178 briefly to get back to 178, and take 178 to the heart of southern DVNP. Drive north past many sites, including Badwater, Golden Canyon, etc. Past Furnace Creek (the big crowd!), and further north toward's Scotty's Castle. Take a left toward's Ubehebe Crater (see it if you like), but take the gravel road to the right that goes up and over the Inyo Mountains and down into Lone Pine. From there it is a short drive south on 395 to Manzanar. The gravel road is referred to as both Death Valley Road and Scotty's Castle Road. It is washboard in spots but you probably won't run into too many people, if any at all.

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