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Death Valley - January 15, 2016

What: Death Valley
When: MLK Weekend January 15 - 18, 2016
Where: Death Valley National Park
Who: All Scouts (limited to 64 scouts & adults)
Cost: $110
SIC: Andrew Marcopulos
Activity Coordinator: Judy Bergwerk
How: No more signups

Details

Join us on this Troop 33 favorite 4-day, 3-night camping trip .  You will see breathtaking views, visit the lowest point (282' below sea-level) in North America, hike through some strikingly beautiful country, and go sand sledding on the dunes!

In this below-sea-level basin, steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Yet, each extreme has a striking contrast. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.

Please turn in checks to Judy Bergwerk or mail them to her at 174 S El Monte Ave, Los Altos, CA 94022

Death Valley's Morning Report has the daily weather forecast, yesterday's temperatures and current road conditions.

Agenda


Itinerary

Friday

  • 3:30pm - Meet @ LAUMC
  • 6:00pm - Depart LAUMC
  • 7:00pm - Dinner (on the road)
  • 10:30pm - Arrive Red Rock Canyon SP
  • 11:00pm - Lights out


Saturday

  • 7:00am - Breakfast
  • 8:00am - Break camp
  • 8:30am - Depart for Death Valley NP
  • 12:30pm - Arrive at Dante's View
  • 12:30pm - Lunch
  • 2:00pm - Depart for Badwater Basin
  • 3:00pm - Arrive at Badwater Basin (lowest point in North America)
  • 4:00pm - Depart for Artist's Drive (side loop)
  • 5:00pm - Arrive at Furnace Creek Campground
  • 6:30pm - Dinner
  • 10:00pm - Lights out

Sunday


Option A - Ubehebe Crater & Mosaic Canyon

  • 8:00am - Depart for Ubehebe Crater
  • 9:30am - Arrive at Ubehebe Crater
  • 11:00am - Depart for Mosaic Canyon
  • 12:15pm - Arrive at Mosaic Canyon
  • 12:30pm - Lunch
  • 1:30pm - Depart for Mesquite Flat Dunes
  • 1:45pm - Arrive at Mesquite Flat Dunes
  • 2:00pm - Sand sledding at the dunes!

Option B - Rhyolite Ghost Town & Titus Canyon

  • 8:00am - Depart for Rhyolite
  • 9:30am - Arrive at Rhyolite (ghost town)
  • 11:30am - Depart for Titus Canyon
  • 1:00pm - Lunch at Leadfield (ghost town)
  • 2:30pm - Exit Titus Canyon
  • 3:00pm - Arrive at Mesquite Flat Dunes
  • 3:00pm - Sand sledding at the dunes!

All Options - Sand Sledding!

  • 2:00pm - Sand sledding at the dunes! 
  • 5:00pm - Depart for Furnace Creek Campground
  • 5:30pm - Arrive at Furnace Creek Campground
  • 7:00pm - Dinner
  • 10:00pm - Lights out

Monday

  • 7:00am - Breakfast
  • 8:00am - Break Camp
  • 8:30am - Depart for LAUMC
  • 1:00pm - Lunch in Bakersfield
  • 5:45pm - Arrive at LAUMC

Campsites

Friday

Red Rock Canyon SP, first-come, first-served

Saturday/Sunday

Furnace Creek Campground
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NOTE: Each campsite accommodates 8, 
 


Roster


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Judy Bergwerk,
Dec 15, 2015, 9:05 AM
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Judy Bergwerk,
Oct 7, 2016, 1:07 PM