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San Jose, California
January 24 - 27, 2013
Death Valley Winter Retreat
Death Valley National Park
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Death Valley Winter Retreat
January 24 - 27, 2013

Glass Inclosed Pool

The Place


Death Valley is one of the lowest areas of land on Earth; Furnace Creek is at an elevation of 196 ft. below sea level. Average temperatures in January are highs of 70 and lows of 42. Death Valley has sunk below sea level through geologic processes over time. It lies within the Mojave Desert and is the hottest, driest and lowest location in North America.

View of the Pool

Furnace Creek Campground is in a central location in Death Valley National Park. We will be at Group Site H1.

Looking up the hill Palm Trees on the right

Walking the Walk

Thursday -The salt flats of Badwater Basin, the Natural Bridge, the Artist Palette Drive, and the Golden Canyon, Red Cathedral.
Level: 1, Miles: 2, Elevation: 0’

Pool Hills in the background

Friday - Wildrose Peak
Level 4, Miles 8.4, Elevation: 2200'

Saturday - Telescope Peak
Level: 5, Miles: 14, Elevation: 3000’

Sunday - Darwin Falls (optional)

Level: 1, Miles 3, Elevation: 0'

Know Before You Go:

The park is a desert and it will be the middle of the winter so dress accordingly.
Average temperatures during January in the region range from the 70's during the day and can drop to the 40’s in the evenings.

Directions:

From San Jose Take US-101 toward Los Angeles to exit #356/CA-152 E/10th St turn left. Continue on Pacheco Pass Hwy (CA-152) to I-5. Take I-5 south towards Los Angeles for 145.3 miles to exit #257/CA-58/Bakersfield. Turn left onto McKittrick Hwy. Rosedale Hwy (CA-58) for 8.4 miles. Turn right onto Endo Ln., Rosedale Hwy (CA-43, CA-58) for 1 mile and then turn left onto Rosedale Hwy (CA-58) for 12 miles. Continue on 24th St (CA-178 E) for 85.9 miles then turn left onto CA-14, CA-178 for 7.1 miles. Continue on N US-395 Three Flags Hwy (US-395 N) for 41.6 miles and turn right onto CA-190 for 14.6 miles. Turn right to stay on CA-190. Take CA-190 into the park all the way to the Furnace Creek campground – about 85 miles. Drive time: 8 hours (475 miles) - Park entrance fee: $20 per vehicle - Camping $10 per person - Dogs allowed but must be leashed – Contact Anna J to RSVP at (408) 806-7675 or annaj@wildrecovery.org



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