Gold Valley Road
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The Gold Valley Road starts about 14 miles in from the northern end of Greenwater Valley.

A work of caution. Don't travel too fast on the Greenwater Valley road. Gordon clipped a rock and caused probably $1000 work of damage to his truck (new rim, new tire, new front end alignment etc.)

Gordon's Expensive Flat

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FYI: once you leave Greenwater Road, the trail becomes a bouncy 4WD trip.

If you take the Gold Valley Pass turnoff (about 8 miles in), you'll get to the following tight spot. From a distance it looks an easy fit but.....

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Darren's Landcruiser almost fills the slot. We knew it'd fit because I driven my F-150 through it just before.

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To prove how wide it really was, Darren drove back down in reverse.

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The above image is taken at the trails end at Willow Creek. Park here and walk toward Willow Creek Spring, pictured below.

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On the way there are Beaver Tail Cactus and fairly good sized lizards.

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Walking back from the spring, our heroes posed for a photo, and then stepped in something nasty!

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