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Death Valley Car Camping. . .

Postby kgw » Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:36 pm

We went up with a friend that runs the Death Valley Marathon. DV is an awesome place! We enjoyed brunch at the Furnace Creek Inn on Sunday thanks to another friend who works for Xanterra: she lives in the small village behind the Furnace Creek Ranch.

We enjoyed a light rain Sunday night, which gave us some great early morning light on Monday:
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A few more pics here



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Re: Death Valley Car Camping. . .

Postby Shawn » Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:44 pm

Hey KGW -

I was at DV for the marathon too. My wife and I enjoyed DV so much, we're now thinking of making a return trip just to tour the valley (we have not been there before). We stayed at Furnace Creek Ranch which was a bit better than I would have expected given the few options.

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Re: Death Valley Car Camping. . .

Postby kgw » Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:51 am

Shawn wrote:Hey KGW -

I was at DV for the marathon too. My wife and I enjoyed DV so much, we're now thinking of making a return trip just to tour the valley (we have not been there before). We stayed at Furnace Creek Ranch which was a bit better than I would have expected given the few options.

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Hi Shawn,
It is a marvelous place, large enough to explore for likely ever. Only our second visit, but there will be more. My wife and I were there last March, with the temps just edging into the mid-80's. The friend who works there says the hot weather during the summer brings out the Europeans. :eek: She and her husband go up to the high places or visit the Eastern Sierra when it gets hot. . .We were out stargazing on her deck (nice 12" reflector), and she mentioned that during the summer it gets "down" to 100 degrees at night. We'll stick with the winter visits :thumbsup:
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Re: Death Valley Car Camping. . .

Postby Shawn » Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:41 pm

during the summer it gets "down" to 100 degrees at night. We'll stick with the winter visits

Hah - me too. :D

Looked as though many hikers were in the area; looking forward to making a return trip.
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Re: Death Valley Car Camping. . .

Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:40 pm

Death Valley is addicting :D !
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free . . . . Jim Morrison


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