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Old 6th July 2012, 01:04   #16
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Concluding the trip, we returned to Sacramento 7 hours later having covered 2000 miles in a loop.

I averaged 23.1 mpg in G35 Sedan. The average included freeway runs at 80+ mph and city driving in LA and Vegas. My last trip in similar loop yielded 28 mpg in 99 Camry. Either ways, i was very happy with the way both cars behaved. G35 was better in the way it handled all the curves otherwise both were comfortable mile munchers.

I hope you guys enjoyed the Photolog and should you guys have any questions or need any full size image, feel free to ask for it.

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Thread moved from the Assembly Line (The "Assembly Line" Forum section) to the Travelogues Section. Thanks for sharing!
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Very nice. Although summer is probably the worst time to go to Death Valley due to the heat. If you haven't so far, try sometime during Thanksgiving or Christmas. You can take a long walk in the bad water or hike in the Sand Dunes during the golden hour. Also do not miss "Racetracks", it is really a mystery place !!
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Very nice. Although summer is probably the worst time to go to Death Valley due to the heat. If you haven't so far, try sometime during Thanksgiving or Christmas. You can take a long walk in the bad water or hike in the Sand Dunes during the golden hour. Also do not miss "Racetracks", it is really a mystery place !!
Thanks for the info. We knew it would be very hot but then we had to go to experience it. It was fun though.

I am sure it must be wonderful in winter and especially during sunrise and sunset.

There were many spots which we didn't go because to reach those places, the roads were not paved and even though a car would have been good enough, didn't want any unwanted trouble that could have us stranded for hours. I am sure a high clearance vehicle would be fun. I guess in order to reach The Race Track one has to go through 27 miles of rough road which we thought would be a little risky and we were exhausted after 5-6 stops.

We will of course visit again and hope to go in a 4x4 or something so that we can go off road more.

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very nice pictures! are they all taken with Sony T90?

drive from Vegas to LA in the evening is quite an experience (among the amazing sun set experiences i have had); try it sometime. i will try to find the picture and share.
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very nice pictures! are they all taken with Sony T90?

drive from Vegas to LA in the evening is quite an experience (among the amazing sun set experiences i have had); try it sometime. i will try to find the picture and share.
Thank you. Most of the pics are taken with Sony H50. The one's clicked from inside the car and on Rodeo Drive are with T90.

The last time we went, it was in the evening. It was awesome too. Not many photos of then because i was half asleep.

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Great pictures of LV and Death Valley. LV is such a dreamy place and you can forget the world there
Did you guys experience the Worlds highest thrill ride in Stratosphere in LV?
Truely breath taking ride!
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Excellent photos and narration chevelle. Mental note to myself to visit these places one day.
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Great pictures of LV and Death Valley. LV is such a dreamy place and you can forget the world there
Did you guys experience the Worlds highest thrill ride in Stratosphere in LV?
Truely breath taking ride!
Thank you. LV is indeed a dreamy place. As they say, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. I agree wholeheartedly. There are somethings which can't happen anywhere else but in Vegas. I am not sure if its the place or the atmosphere.

The rides at stratosphere are a must-do. I have experienced it but don't have any pics to share.

Important note about Stratosphere is, if you stay there, you get free access to the rides and top. If not, its ~$30 for both. If you book in advance, you can get rooms and sometimes suites in Stratosphere for as low as $30/nite.

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Excellent photos and narration chevelle. Mental note to myself to visit these places one day.
Thank you. Please do, it will be a trip to remember.
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Chevelle,

Excellent photos and reports. I know where I am going in the next long weekend :-)

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I guess in order to reach The Race Track one has to go through 27 miles of rough road which we thought would be a little risky .
Completely agreed. It should not be attempted without a 4x4, because if you get stuck help is very far away if at all and especially during the summer.
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Excellent photos and reports. I know where I am going in the next long weekend :-)

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Thank you. September long weekend will be one of the toughest ones. I went to LV last year at same time and it was horrible at 110 degrees. I assume DVNP will be more or less same but more intense due to its surrounding. Winter would be a good time to go.

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Completely agreed. It should not be attempted without a 4x4, because if you get stuck help is very far away if at all and especially during the summer.
If one has to do this roads, it would be advisable to do it in pairs as a back up. There are many similar warnings on its website too.

The good thing is, at some places, there was network but in remote areas, it was very difficult.
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