Death Valley NP- Mosaic Canyon Trail

The Quick and Dirty:
Location:
 Mosaic Canyon
Hiking Distance: 4 miles out and back

Our last stop at Death Valley National Park was Mosaic Canyon trail located northwest from Furnace Creek. The hike is 4 miles out and back but we only made it about a mile into the trail before turning back for our long drive home. This was going to be our last hike in Death Valley before we make the 5 hour drive home.

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At the beginning of the lower Mosaic Canyon trail

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Louis climbing on the less used footsteps up the canyon against the white smooth marble canyon walls

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Looking down at the lower Mosaic Canyon trail

Louis taking a break at the opening of the canyon before heading back to the car.

Louis taking a break at the opening of the canyon before heading back to the car.

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Death Valley NP- Titus Canyon to Dante’s View

The Quick and Dirty:
Location:
 Death Valley National Park
Itinerary: Rhyolite (ghost town), Titus Road/Titus Canyon, LeadField (ghost town), Zebriski’s Point and Dante’s View  
Hiking Distance: about 5 miles
Driving Distance: 150 miles roundtrip to Texas Springs campground
Good to know: Check the weather before driving into Titus Road, a high clearance vehicle is recommended for driving through Titus Road.

View from the drive on Titus Road

View from the drive on Titus Road

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Death Valley NP – Badwater Basin to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

The Quick and Dirty:
Location:
 Death Valley National Park
Itinerary: Badwater Basin, Natural Bridge Canyon, Artist Drive, Red Cathedral and Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes 
Hiking Distance: 10 miles
Driving Distance: 120 miles roundtrip back to Texas Springs campground
Good to know: We thought the food at the 49ers restaurant was low quality and overpriced. It’s a much better idea to prepare your own meal at the campsite.  Continue reading

Death Valley National Park Overview

We try to take advantage of the 4-day weekend during Thanksgiving every year by going on a trip. This year, we decided to stay close to home and visit Death Valley National Park. Located in eastern California within a couple hours of drive to Mount Whitney (the highest peak in the lower 48 states), it is also known as the hottest, driest and lowest point in the U.S. This would be our first time visiting the national park. Our plan is to car camp and drive each day to our planned destinations.

Mesquite sand dunes

Mesquite sand dunes, Death Valley National Park

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