Re: Route to DV
Posted by Art on December 03, 2003 at 11:28:07:
In Reply to: Route to DV posted by Tricia on December 03, 2003 at 09:10:07:
I've driven both ways in a midsized RV. The route through Baker and Death Valley Junction is definitely straighter with smaller climbs. 190 over Townes Pass (between Panamint Valley and DV) has some 9% grade and quite a few curves on the west side. If you come in this way, I'd recommend coming through Ridgecrest and take 178 through Trona and on up to 190. This avoids the sharp downhill curves coming down into the Panamint Valley on 190 from Olancha. Make sure to use your low gears if you come in from the west.