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Spring Break 2018 Death Valley Overland Trip Planning March 25-29

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Spring Break 2018 Death Valley Overland Trip Planning March 25-29

I am planning an overland journey through Death Valley to several locations within the park. This will be a mainly dry camp event, with the necessity for self sustaining for up to 5 days with limited access to gas/food/water. Grown ups, kids and grown ups acting like kids are welcome. We will be venturing to several locations with potential stops in: Alabama Hills, Reward Mine, Cerro Gordo Ghosttown, Father Crowley Point Overlook, Stovepipe Wells, Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes, Furnace Creek, 20 Mules Road, Dante's View, Harmony Borax Works, Badwater, Ubehebe Crater,Teakettle Junction, Racetrack Playa, and/or Lippencott mine. Route will be finalized as dates draw closer and winter road conditions, overland party size and routes are finalized. I would like to have a trip where we will spend time in our vehicles overlanding to locations and time on foot to see some of the beautiful sights of Death Valley.
  • START DATE

    Sunday, March 25, 2018

    01:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
    13:00 Hrs GMT -8:00
  • END DATE

    Thursday, March 29, 2018

    05:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
    17:00 Hrs GMT -8:00
  • OVERLAND BOUND REGION

    US West

  • EVENT TYPE

  • DIFFICULTY

    3 MODERATE

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Rally Point Notes:

Death Valley Overland Trip

March 25th-29th, 2018

 

Sunday March 25th: I am planning to leave Fresno on Sunday March 25th, traveling through Bakersfield, up towards Lone Pine (1pm) It was nice going through Lone Pine last time and gassing up, eating and then hitting up Reward Mine (4pm) in the afternoon before bunking down in Alabama Hills (6pm).

Monday March 26th: Travel from Alabama Hills to Cerro Gordo early morning for a tour and visit 9am to 12pm). Eat lunch and then head towards Highway 190 and take Hunter Mountain Road to Saline Valley Road towards Lippincott Mine Road. Camp at dry camp for evening. We will be close to Racetrack Playa for night photography and pictures amongst the “moving” rocks!

Tuesday March 27th: Break camp and head towards Racetrack Playa and Teakettle Junction for some photos and to leave a souvenir, then to Ubehebe Crater to look around. Then, drive towards Furnace Creek. Camp for the evening near Chloride City.

Wednesday March 28th:. Break Camp, drive to either Harmony Borax Works or to Badwater, still TBD. Drive from camp spot to 20 Mules Road and around the trail, then to Dante's View Camp near Greenwater Canyon.

Thursday March 29th: Break Camp and head back towards Furnace Creek then to Stovepipe Wells and Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes. Then drive to Father Crowley Point Overlook and then to Lone Pine to gas up and end the adventure.

Requirements:

Good attitude and understanding that plans will be made, but modification and adjustments may be made

Safety is imperative at all times

High clearance (some trails do not require, however, some of the locations/routes may require such as Lippencott Mine area.)

4WD or all wheel drive

Self-sustaining ability for up to 5 days: food, food prep, water, gas, sleeping (Tent or in vehicle or RTT)

Full Size spare tire (Flats, punctures and sidewall damage are common in DV. The ability to repair, change or fix a flat is imperative.)

Good attitude (Just reinforcing)

Attire for inclement weather: Heat, cold (at night) and in between.

CB or Ham Radio

GPS or ability to map locations (We will stick together, but location awareness is imperative for safety in DV)

There is a $25 fee into park per vehicle. Camping will be dry camping in the desert, however, if spots are available and group members require, we may camp overnight in a designated spot, costing upwards of $25/night per vehicle/site.

https://www.nps.gov/deva/planyourvisit/backcountryroads.htm

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