Re: Visit to Death Valley March 2002 - two Brits

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Posted by Art Berggreen on December 28, 2001 at 14:25:21:

In Reply to: Re: Visit to Death Valley March 2002 - two Brits posted by Art Bergreen on December 28, 2001 at 07:37:07:


The weather in March is often very nice, avg. high about 80F, and
lows in the 50sF. But it can be warmer or cooler or windy!

I'd recommend making your base at Furnace Creek (unless you plan
on camping). Start by going to the visitor's center and checking
on current conditions and weather forecasts. Also, the ruins of
the Harmony Borax works are nearby.

South of F.C. is Badwater (near the lowest spot in North America),
Golden Canyon (hike up as far as you feel), Artist's Drive with a
stop viewing Artist's Palette, and Devil's Golfcourse.

A bit longer drive, but well worth the trip, is Dante's View.
Also, over in Death Valley Junction is Marta Beckett's famous
ballet theater.

To the north are Salt Creek (walk on the boardwalk to see the rare
Pupfish), Scotty's Castle (an interesting bit of DV history), Ubehebe
Crater (a steam volcano!)

To the west are the Death Valley Dunes, Stovepipe Wells, Mosaic Canyon
(another to hike as far as you care) and if you want to drive far enough,
the Wildrose Beehive Charcoal Kilns.

I'm sure I've skipped or forgotten things, that others can suggest.


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