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Death Valley - January 18, 2019

What: Death Valley
When: January 18 - 21, 2019
Who: All Scouts (limited to 48 scouts & adults)
Cost: $114
SIC: TBD
SMIC: Chris Webb
Activity Coordinator: Pete Dunten
How: Sign-ups Closed

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 Pete Dunten or mail them to him at 1755 Fordham Way, Mountain View, CA 94040

Death Valley's Weather Report has the daily weather forecast.
'Hiking Death Valley: A Guide to its Natural Wonders and Mining Past' 2nd edition (2016) by Michel Digonnet describes possible hikes in detail.

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
  • 11:00am - Arrive at Stovepipe Wells (campground check-in)
  • 11:30am - Depart for Zabriskie Point
  • 12:05pm - Arrive at Zabriskie Point
  • 12:15pm - Lunch
  • 1:00pm - Depart for Badwater Basin
  • 1:30pm - Arrive at Badwater Basin (lowest point in North America)
  • 2:30pm - Depart for Artist's Drive (side loop)
  • 2:50pm - Arrive Artist's Drive pullout (hike)
  • 4:45pm - Depart for Stovepipe Wells Campground
  • 5:30pm - Arrive at Stovepipe Wells Campground
  • 7:00pm - Dinner
  • 10:00pm - Lights out

Sunday


Option A - Ubehebe Crater & Fall Canyon

  • 8:00am - Depart for Ubehebe Crater
  • 9:15am - Arrive at Ubehebe Crater
  • 11:00am - Depart for Fall Canyon
  • 12:00pm - Arrive at Fall Canyon
  • 12:15pm - Lunch, hike to amphiteater (or beyond)
  • 2:30pm - Depart for Mesquite Flat Dunes
  • 3:00pm - Arrive at Mesquite Flat Dunes
  • 3:00pm - Sand sledding at the dunes!

Option B - Rhyolite Ghost Town & Titus Canyon

  • 8:00am - Depart for Rhyolite
  • 9:00am - Arrive at Rhyolite (ghost town)
  • 11:00am - Depart for Titus Canyon
  • 12:30pm - 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!

  • 3:00pm - Sand sledding at the dunes! 
  • 5:15pm - Depart for Stovepipe Wells Campground
  • 5:30pm - Arrive at Stovepipe Wells Campground
  • 7:00pm - Dinner
  • 10:00pm - Lights out

Monday

  • 7:00am - Breakfast
  • 8:00am - Break Camp
  • 8:30am - Depart for LAUMC
  • 12:30pm - Lunch in Bakersfield
  • 5:15pm - Arrive at LAUMC

Campsites

Friday

Red Rock Canyon SP, first-come, first-served
Note: Sites 1 and 2 are marked Handicapped sites

Saturday/Sunday

Stovepipe Wells Campground, first-come, first-served
Note: Each campsite accommodates 8, with two cars allowed
 

Payment

Scout/Adult Payment ($114 + 3.71 paypal fee)

Checks made out to "BSA Troop 33" can also be given to the Activity Coordinator (no payment fee needed).


Roster



Ċ
Pete Dunten,
Nov 27, 2018, 8:42 PM
Ċ
Judy Bergwerk,
May 25, 2019, 4:26 PM