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I've Missed Death Valley (Mar 2024)

It's been more than a year since I last visited Death Valley. Hit hard by Hurricane Hillary, nearly the entire road system of the Park was closed, and it's taken a long time for it to re-open. In fact, even today, many of my favorite trails - the ones that shuttle intrepid explorers to the far reaches of remote valleys - are still closed.

I've tried to satisfy my desert appetite with places a little further south in the Mojave, and even the lower lying Colorado deserts, but there's something special about Death Valley for me. I can't take it any longer, and I'm headed back. I might not be able to escape the hoards of humanity that are confined to the easier-to-access areas, but hopefully I can still find a few places that are a little harder to reach, gazing out over great expanses of desert, in one of my favorite places on the planet.

 

Mountains of Blue and Lakes of Green | Death Valley #1 Mountains of Blue and Lakes of Green | Missing Death Valley #1 - Driving Forever I don't know how we ever did it. Or why. Time after time, for five full years, we would spend nearly 24 hours in the Tacoma, making our way south - in a single shot - to the desert. At the behest of @mrs.turbodb, and following in the…

 

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