February 3rd to 6th, 2022
Have you ever wanted to “walk like an Egyptian” through golden sand dunes, search for hidden treasures like Indiana Jones, or lose yourself in the infinite depths of the nighttime desert sky?
Join us as we explore Death Valley: one of the world’s most scenic, yet foreboding landscapes. Walk amid sand dunes, water sculpted canyons and salt flats that remain from ancient seas. On our journey, you may even catch sight of a Ring-tailed Cat, Kit Fox and Desert Bighorn Sheep as we venture through the rugged canyons and other magnificent geological features. Wildflowers, trees and shrubs tortured by the wind will amaze you throughout this beautiful land. Spectacular photo ops await, particularly in the magical, subtle light of dawn and dusk.
We have reserved Group sites 2 & 3 at Furnace Creek Campground. There is a $30/vehicle National Park Service Entry Fee, good for 7 days, and payable at the kiosk. Your America the Beautiful Pass or Lifetime Senior Pass will also work. Group sites allow tents only.
If you want to join this trip and plan to bring an RV/Trailer, there may be sites at Fiddlers Campground. Book your own site and register for this trip using the "external campsite" type. We do not have any RV sites reserved. https://secure.oasisatdeathvalley.com/booking/lodging
Campground amenities include flush toilets, fire rings, picnic tables, and potable water. Showers are located about a mile away at the Oasis Springs. $14 gets you a day pass to the pool and showers. A general store, restaurant, gas station, and visitor center are nearby as well.
Bring your 10 essentials, your camping & cooking gear, food, and a bundle or two of firewood. Dress in layers since the mornings can start cold with the day warming quickly and cooling just as quickly as the sun goes down. Sunscreen and a wide brimmed hat would be a good idea too.
This campout is limited by the number of vehicles allowed at the group sites. If it looks sold out when you register, please add yourself to the wait list. Based on the number of vehicles from other registrants, you may still be added to the trip in the order added to the wait list if we can fit you in.
Things to do
Activities will be based on weather, so there will be no set schedule. Sights are pretty spread out through the park, and will require some driving. Some ideas are:
- Artists Palette
- Golden Canyon
- Drive through Titus Canyon
- Hike in Sidewinder Canyon (has a slot canyon)
- Badwater Basin
- Zabriskie Point
- Hike the Natural Bridge Trail
- Drive to Dante's view
- Visit the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes or the Devil's Cornfield
- Check out the Harmony Borax Works
- See the "Racetrack"
- We'll have a meet-n-greet on Thursday evening at about 6pm. Great Outdoors will provide some sausages/hot dogs that you can dress up with some sides. It'll be a meal.
- There will be a potluck scheduled for Friday evening. Please plan on main or side dishes, and Great Outdoors will provide some desserts.
Carpooling is recommended to help reduce gas consumption, parking costs, and the entrance fee.
GPS Coordinates are 36.466197, -116.866545 or search for Furnace Creek Campground, Death Valley.
Full refunds will be issued if cancelled by January 16th. No refunds will be issued after this date.
If you have any questions, please reach out to us at: Wes, firstname.lastname@example.org, 818-497-8654 or Steve, email@example.com, 951-318-0530.
We will send out additional emails to registrants with more details as the trip nears.