The misconception that the desert is all monotony and sameness is quickly obliterated in Death Valley. The light along roads such as Artists Drive paints cliffs all shades of gold and red, as well as blue and green. A four-wheel trek through Tutus (sic) Canyon in the Grapevine Mountains takes me past ghost towns and along harrowing ridges.
Cal4Wheel’s third Annual Death Valley Experience will be held March 22-25, 2023 in Death Valley National Park and adjacent public lands. Each day will feature a choice of narrated, guided runs to some famous, some infamous and some secretive points of interest. Each evening will feature informative workshops and seminars about the park’s history and desert ecosystems. DVE2023 headquarters will be based in Furnace Creek, CA. Registration includes trail runs, delicious box lunches, an event shirt and the evening programs. Overnight runs include dinner.
On August 5, 2022, Death Valley National Park had its rainiest day in history. As a result, many Park roads and trails were closed due to storm damage. Most of the roads have reopened, but some popular routes may remain closed. Subject to change, runs are scheduled to Keane Wonder Mine, Chloride City, Chloride Cliffs, Butte Valley, Barker Ranch, Echo Canyon, Charcoal Kilns, Aguereberry Point, Skidoo, Darwin Falls, Saline Valley Warm Springs, Saratoga Springs, Tecopa Hot Springs, Titus Canyon, The Racetrack, Gold Point, NV, and Rhyolite, NV.