Hiking Death Valley, North to South

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Posted by Christian Kemp on January 09, 2004 at 13:31:43:

For some reason, I'm fascinated by the idea of possibly hiking Death Valley from North to South. I'm sure this has been accomplished (or at least attempted) before, but yet my (limited) searches on Google and Amazon yield no results beyond day trips or bike/car reports. Does anyone have any bookmarks or stories to share?

I've been to Death Valley several times, and travelled it from North to South in a car, so I have a fairly good idea of what I'm getting myself into road- and terrain-wise. But of course driving through it in a car and doing the same 200 miles or more on foot are two entirely different things...

(I do realize the inherent dangers of such an adventure, and the need for adequate preparation, both logistical and physical (as well as chosing the right time of the year). Right now, I'm still in a *very* tentative planning stage though, so all I want at this point is information, not encouragement or "you're crazy, don't do it" replies. :) Thanks.)

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