Posted by justanotherdesertrat on October 15, 2003 at 09:16:54:
In Reply to: Badwater posted by steve on October 11, 2003 at 01:34:54:
a couple in their early 60s hiked from west side road, two weeks ago, to the badwater deck. what an accomplishment!! even though the temps weren't killer, it was still over 100 and they had to cross very difficult terrain. when they got to the deck they discovered the area was closed due to construction. the traffic control guy watched them through his spyglasses as they proceeded and met them on the deck where he jokingly said "hey folks this area is closed!!" they all had a good laugh over that. the traffic guy then took their picture for them and congratulated them. He told me they looked fine and dandy. the couple then hitchhiked to furnace creek. FYI - the deck and parking area should be reopened within the next week or so...but right now there is no parking 1/2 mile eather direction from the deck.