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Oct 22, 2006 - Leaving Los Angeles

Death Valley & Tecopa Hot Springs Once again Sarah was promoted to the acting rank of captain and chief driver as we travelled up towards the Neveda Border out of California. The road ran through a semi arid landscape. All went smoothly until Sarah saw a turn off for the notorious Death Valley. We agreed that we would take a detour off our direct route to Las Vegas. The road ran straight and true through the desert. Sarah was taken with this and decided to add a zero to every speed limit sign we came across. This meant that we were driving...

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Jun 28, 2006 - Daeth Valley

In Death Valley we did not have an ac in our car so in the summer time this was quite a challenging thing to do. Adel almost died in the heat, but I think it worth to do this trip. I loved it! We spent the whole day in the 120 Fahrenheit so arriving to Las Vegas was a big relief to Adel.

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Jun 23, 2006 - Fri - Death Valley NP, CA

(Leaving: Ely, NV - Destination: Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley NP, CA - 491 miles) 05:15 AM Betty wakes us up. It is shower time. Jo Ann has the calamity of the day with a shave gel can! 06:50 AM We are showered and dressed and have the van loaded. JD goes to the office to check out; Betty is following looking for some coffee. We get checked out, get some coffee and are ready to head out. 07:00 AM We leave the motel and stop to gas up the van. Then we get a biscuit at McDonald's. 07:10 AM We are finally on the road. We chose to go back east...

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JD's Vacation 2006

Apr 15, 2006 - Death Valley,California

On Friday, the 14th. we headed up to Death Valley to check out the campground areas and decided to drive back to Tecopa on the south or Badwater road from Furnace creek. There is so much to see, it could take weeks to see it all and it changes so much. This is really a unique area and I will try to show you with pictures. I took way too many photos but it kept looking different and almost like a postcard picture, it was really hard to choose what I can put here so hope you enjoy the pictures as much as we enjoyed the park. Zabriskie point...

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D&J JourneyOn

Jan 7, 2006 - Death Valley

As you can see from the photos, it is not as dead as you think. It is a wonderful place with much life. Ispent many days there and could have spent many more. Only one day was cloudy and they broke at sunset for a great view. The hikes are many and there is water in many places. So much open country and so much to see, could get lost there in the back country for days.

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Garuba Nomad

Dec 15, 2005 - Death Valley

My dad, my son, Larry, and I spent Easter weekend in Death Valley about 40 years ago. Dad was about 55, I was about 25 and Larry was about 5 years old. These are some of the same places we visited. We slept in one of the charcoal kilns and I remember trying to keep our tent from blowing away in Furnace Creek. The weather was better this time but it would have been nice to have had dad and Larry along for the return trip. The Bigfoot didn't handle the washboard roads as well as my dad's Rambler station wagon did but it was much more...

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Newt's Journal

Oct 19, 2005 - Death Valley, California

Oct. 19/20 - Death Valley, California Our highest point on the trip so far is Inspiration Point in Bryce Canyon at 9,115 feet. Today, we hit our lowest point in Badwater, Death Valley at 282 feet BELOW sea level. This is a good time to be here, with daytime highs around 90F and lows about 60F. During the summer the average daytime high is 115F. Their record high is 134F. Badwater is the lowest point in all of the Western Hemisphere. They have a sign up on the mountainside that shows where sea level is. Very strange feeling to be that far...

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Oct 12, 2005 - The Long (and Beautiful) Way Around

Hit the road around 9 AM and headed southwest toward Bakersfield, California. Had a nice ride out of the mountains and rode across the Mojave Desert for a short time. Spent the night in what seemed like a Railroad Yard and were out early the next morning heading for our Yosemite destination of Coarsegold CA. This is an old gold mine town in the Sierra foothills.

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May 5, 2005 - Death Valley National Park

Yesterday we drove from Visalia to Death Valley National Park. Aptly named, our 320 mile trip was made with the air conditioning on nearly the entire way. We passed through little towns with tiny populations, as well as passing wind machines resembling those in Palm Springs. Though not a very sunny day, our descent into Death Valley was marked by a week-high temperature of 101 degrees farenheit. We (very thankfully) stayed at the Furnace Creek Ranch, in a little cabin with TV and AC. Like a little oasis, the ranch had many palm trees,...

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May 27, 2003 - Death Valley & onto Joshua Tree National Park

We are looking forward to today's adventure. We are off to Death Valley and the famed Furnace Creek Inn -- definitely in the off season right now! Hope we don't melt before we arrive! We had about a half tank of gas, but decided to fill up before leaving St. George. We weren't sure what laid ahead down the road. Some California tourists at Zion had told us the prices in California were awful. It is a really hot trip to Death Valley. Only 109 degrees here today! The Rolling White House was working its heart out trying to keep us moving,...

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May 27, 2003 - Death Valley & onto Joshua Tree National Park

We are looking forward to today's adventure. We are off to Death Valley and the famed Furnace Creek Inn -- definitely in the off season right now! Hope we don't melt before we arrive! We had about a half tank of gas, but decided to fill up before leaving St. George. We weren't sure what laid ahead down the road. Some California tourists at Zion had told us the prices in California were awful. It is a really hot trip to Death Valley. Only 109 degrees here today! The Rolling White House was working its heart out trying to keep us moving,...

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