Death Valley Adventure
Time & Location
About the Event
Death valley is one of the hottest and lowest places on earth. Average highs in February are in the 70s and lows in the 40s. Come and join DSA leaders and other friends on this great winter get-away. ICR graduate Van Wingerden will be our main geologist; John Hergenrather and Steve Hayley will help us learn about the stars at night and the stunning adaptations of the biology in this environment. Also we will study remnants of the post-Flood Ice Age when there were large pluvial lakes and several Indian populations in the region. For four days (Monday through Thursday) we will car caravan to some of the most interesting spots in the park, including Titus Canyon, Ubehebe Crater, and the Racetrack. Expect to take short daily hikes of half-mile to a full mile to see some of the most spectacular places in the Park.
At this date we have two nearby cabins available for rent, but our official base camp for 5 nights (Sunday through Thursday) will be Fiddler's Campground at Furnace Creek Ranch where we have reserved several tent and RV spots (no hook-ups) for $18 per night. Most participants will drive down and will be able to bring some camping items with them for those of us flying. The suggested donation ($135 for adults and $50 for kids under 18) includes a 30 page 9X11 creation field notebook on Death Valley, all guiding, instruction and evening programs. This also includes Van's famous pancake breakfast Friday a.m, our last morning together.
There are limited spaces available on this adventure. To hold your place, register soon and send your donation to John ($135 for adults, $50 for kids<18). More info, maps, itineraries, etc. will be emailed. If you are interested in renting or sharing one of the cabins, please give John a call soon for details and options (541)490-3396.