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death valley, part 1

December 17, 2010

As I mentioned in last months post, Hashi and I took a long weekend camping trip in Death Valley National Park.   I’m not quite sure which one of us thought up the idea of visiting DV, but we both quickly became excited to plan a new adventure together.   Lodging in the area is limited and extremely over-priced, so we decided that camping was our best option.  A little googling and it was clear that November was the safest camping month in terms of weather.  It was on!

The drive to DV is about 5 hours.  Basically, it’s driving to Vegas, but taking a detour at the world’s largest thermometer.   As soon as you veer off of the 15 the scenery begins to hint at the sights to come.   A perfectly paved two lane road heading into nowhere.

We made it to the Furnace Creek campsite with about an hour of daylight to spare.  Just enough time to get settled and find out about our non-working camp stove!   The tent campsites are anything but private, however they are extremely well protected from the elements and the clean bathrooms have flush toilets.  (an important camping requirement for me!)

After cooking dinner over the stove campfire it was time to rest up before our planned first full day of dirt roads and rocks!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 17, 2010 11:08 pm

    Seriously…I always love your pictures!

  2. December 18, 2010 9:40 pm

    Great photos!!!!

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