A day of challenges and marvelous two-track gravel roads brought us to one of Death Valley’s hidden beauties: Striped Butte Valley. We set up camp and watched the rocks get painted glowing red by the setting sun at one of the most beautiful remote places on earth.
With miles of road like this, and only one car encountered over 20 minutes, one can see why State Route 261 in Washington is a fall Friday treat. This area was featured in the November 2013 issue of Rider magazine.
Paso Agua Negra was no different from the many other Andean mountain roads I’d ridden through in its unparalleled beauty and fantastic isolation. (An article on the area was featured in the April 2013 issue of Rider magazine.)