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The Race Ahead

30. Another image from our adventures back in the summer of 2013 when my son, Jonathan and I were on a week long adventure trip in our brand new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. The day started out in Lone Pine and based on weather forecasts, we decided it might be a good sunset/Milky Way opportunity at the Racetrack in Death Valley NP. We headed out late in the afternoon and decided that the normal route via Ubehebe Crater/Racetrack Valley Rd would take too long (153 miles). Further review of the maps revealed an alternate shorter route (~72 miles) via Lippincott Rd that looked doable from a distance standpoint. Little did we know the mischief we were getting ourselves into. This 8.2 mile stretch of road started out fairly innocuously but soon turned into something well above our pay grade level considering we had the jeep for just over a month and had very limited off roading experience. Needless to say, it was a truly gut wrenching, heart pounding experience but our stock Rubicon managed the encounter with flying colors. For a close up experience with this road check out some of the videos others have posted on YouTube. It is also listed as one of the dangerous roads on dangerousroads.org.

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