October 13, 2011 -- Destination: Death Valley

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October 13, 2011 -- Destination: Death Valley

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Post by toms » Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:24 pm

The official start of the "Season" for Death Valley is Saturday. This is a good time to plan your winter trip to Death Valley. We will talk about some new developments in Death Valley, a few events you might want to attend, tips for travel in DV and places to visit.

We would like to know what your favorite site is to visit in Death Valley.
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Re: October 13, 2011 -- Destination: Death Valley

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Post by Unionjack » Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:49 pm

The Race Track with a rainbow:

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Re: October 13, 2011 -- Destination: Death Valley

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Post by Unionjack » Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:53 pm

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Post by hmfigueroa » Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:55 pm

Nice Photos!

A place I've wanted to visit for a long time!

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Post by SP Jon M3 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:59 pm

Nice pics Jon! You should submit them in the POTM!
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Re: October 13, 2011 -- Destination: Death Valley

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Post by Unionjack » Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:00 pm

Gas prices:

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Re: October 13, 2011 -- Destination: Death Valley

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Post by toms » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:04 am

Great photo's Jon - thanks or posting them.
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Re: October 13, 2011 -- Destination: Death Valley

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Post by Dan2722 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:15 pm

I was there for the first time last January and had a great time. Zabriskie Point.
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Re: October 13, 2011 -- Destination: Death Valley

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Post by NotAMog » Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:52 pm

Here are the pictures of the Geologists' Cabin and Striped Butte.
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This is the Geologists' Cabin. As you can see from the flag it was very windy. A couple of people in are party slept inside that evening. It was nice to have a solid cabin to retreat to for dinner that night.
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This is Striped Butte as viewed from the back of the Geologists' Cabin. This picture was taken about noon shortly after we arrived.
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Here it is again in the late afternoon. The face is easily recognizable looking like something from Easter Island. I've also heard it described as the ogre in Striped Butte.

The crazy geology of Death Valley is one of it's biggest attractions. There is an incredible variety of geology in a relatively small area. You can really get an appreciation of it when you visit the area off pavement and get into the back country. It's also surprising how much water there actually is in Death Valley with small springs hidden in the surrounding mountains and canyons. There is a spring directly below the Geologists' Cabin.
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