XXX drive in any time you are down in Seattle area.
We did a campout with the elements on Cape Blanco, OR, great fun, location, and nice people!! http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3577510244/
This will be our second trip to Death Valley. They said that they could use Ridgeline as a tow vehicle but the elements as so capable that i doubt that would be necessary. Last year we got as far as China Lake, and then an infection from a tooth root canal sent us home before the outing. Long way to go for a tooth infection.
Come join us this year, 3 days driving down and 3 days back, plus a side to trip to Vegas, we could do a convoy and you could escape you winter chores. Stay in touch, best wishes, Bill