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alpa
08-12-2012, 07:09 AM
Hi everyone,
We are going to start the Dusy tomorrow (my girl and I), so I would like to ask here on forum if we'll be ok to do it alone? Anyone with trail experience has any suggestions where to be really careful if going alone. Any advice will help. Thank you

KernHydro
08-12-2012, 02:42 PM
Don't go alone if you can help it, this trail is remote and fairly difficult. People break down on it..you don't want to get in a situation out there alone.

alpa
08-12-2012, 03:55 PM
Don't go alone if you can help it, this trail is remote and fairly difficult. People break down on it..you don't want to get in a situation out there alone.

We drove here all the way from Florida and suppose to meet with a friend and do it together, but do to unexpected sickness in family he can't go. This trail is on our bucket list and I want to do it this year, so maybe right question would be "is anyone here who would like to join us and do the Dusy together?" We are curently in Fresno,CA and we can delay our departure for few days if necesery.
Alex

Serg5000
08-12-2012, 06:56 PM
If you are going to do this trip alone, I would suggest a sat phone I case.
It's. Very remote and a sat phone could be your only saving grace. I tell you what. If I had a sat phone, I would do it alone.

KernHydro
08-12-2012, 08:03 PM
Don't do this trail alone. If you can't find someone to go with then check out some of the many other trails in that area.

Serg5000
08-12-2012, 08:16 PM
Don't do this trail alone. If you can't find someone to go with then check out some of the many other trails in that area.

This may be the best advice. Maybe look into other trails as mentioned.

alpa
08-12-2012, 09:13 PM
If you are going to do this trip alone, I would suggest a sat phone I case.
It's. Very remote and a sat phone could be your only saving grace. I tell you what. If I had a sat phone, I would do it alone.

No sat phone. In worst case if something happened right in the middle I'll have to hike out 15miles either way to get help right?

Serg5000
08-12-2012, 09:15 PM
15 miles is a good hike for one day.
Enjoy the trail. Be sure to report back.

alpa
08-12-2012, 09:20 PM
15 miles is a good hike for one day.
Enjoy the trail. Be sure to report back.

THX. I'll let you know when I get back:eek:.

alpa
08-12-2012, 09:24 PM
Don't do this trail alone. If you can't find someone to go with then check out some of the many other trails in that area.

I know it's very remote and difficult. So I'll take it easy and slow. We;ve a lot of food and water in case. Last year we did the Rubicon trail alone so I'll try it. Anyway thx for advice.

alpa
08-12-2012, 09:45 PM
OK here we go,we're 30miles from Dinkey creek and doing it solo :eek:

Toneman
08-12-2012, 10:13 PM
OK here we go,we're 30miles from Dinkey creek and doing it solo :eek:


Good Luck!:shock:

Serg5000
08-12-2012, 10:36 PM
We should come up with a brass balls award for these folks.

BONDSY
08-13-2012, 03:35 AM
I hope you get through the trail okay.

wayoflife
08-13-2012, 05:48 AM
while you'll most likely be able to do this without any problems, i do think you are an idiot for being so insistant in doing it solo. of course, that's just my opinion.

WOH111
08-13-2012, 06:00 AM
Why ask for advises and then ignore everybody. If I had that many warnings from people that had been there and done that, I would listen.

10frank9
08-13-2012, 06:23 AM
while you'll most likely be able to do this without any problems, i do think you are an idiot for being so insistant in doing it solo. of course, that's just my opinion.

X2 Don't ask for advice or guidance then blow it all off.

jk gypsy
08-15-2012, 04:07 AM
so I would like to ask here on forum if we'll be ok to do it alone?

Why bother asking?

Chairokey
08-15-2012, 04:25 AM
How'd it go??

alpa
08-15-2012, 03:49 PM
We are out ok. We did it in 2 days with no brake downs. It was most difficult trail we did so far especially 2nd day because it was raining.
PS:we met group of great people from Seattle,Washington on the trail, so we were not completely alone.

MTG
08-15-2012, 04:46 PM
Glad you made it out safely! Post some pics.

alpa
08-15-2012, 05:40 PM
Why ask for advises and then ignore everybody. If I had that many warnings from people that had been there and done that, I would listen.

I didn't ignore anyone. I do appreciate all advises, but it was one of those things (this year or maybe never.) Also we've been hoping to hook up with somebody on the trail and we did, so we were notrunning it alone.

alpa
08-15-2012, 06:50 PM
while you'll most likely be able to do this without any problems, i do think you are an idiot for being so insistant in doing it solo. of course, that's just my opinion.

Eddie,
I do respect your opinion because I know it comes straight from your experience running hundreds of trails and probably seeing impossible to happened, but for us this was one shot to make it happened(with someone or solo).I did everything I could to make it safer if we'll be alone. We also spent extra night at Voyager Rock campground before starting the trail and waited for somebody else to show up for Dusy and they did, so we haven't been on the trail alone.
Thx

alpa
08-15-2012, 07:04 PM
Glad you made it out safely! Post some pics.

Thx and I'll.

WOH111
08-16-2012, 07:59 PM
I didn't ignore anyone. I do appreciate all advises, but it was one of those things (this year or maybe never.) Also we've been hoping to hook up with somebody on the trail and we did, so we were notrunning it alone.

I understand, just believe safety in numbers special in a unknown area. Glad you where able to hook up with other 4 wheelers and had good time. Hope you had a good vacation and safe trip home.

alpa
08-19-2012, 05:52 AM
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08-19-2012, 05:55 AM
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08-19-2012, 05:57 AM
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08-19-2012, 06:00 AM
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08-19-2012, 06:03 AM
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BONDSY
08-19-2012, 06:05 AM
Great pics, the trail looks nice and damp with no dust, perfect. How much fuel did you need to run the whole trail?

alpa
08-19-2012, 06:05 AM
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08-19-2012, 06:07 AM
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alpa
08-19-2012, 06:18 AM
Great pics, the trail looks nice and damp with no dust, perfect. How much fuel did you need to run the whole trail?

First day was sunny and dusty,second day start raining so no dust. We filled up at Shaver Lake before trail and then again in Fresno.

Chairokey
08-19-2012, 12:46 PM
Great pics! And a sweet jeep!

Serg5000
08-19-2012, 03:13 PM
Thanks for posting those pics.
Ever since I seen Eddies video I have thought to myself this is a must do trail.
My rig isn't quit built for it yet. Possibly next summer.

WOH111
08-20-2012, 07:42 AM
Nice rig, great pics too, looks like it was a work out.