Re: Hiking Death Valley, North to South

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Posted by chahwalla on January 09, 2004 at 20:18:34:

In Reply to: Hiking Death Valley, North to South posted by Christian Kemp on January 09, 2004 at 13:31:43:

Christian i havn't done the complete trail but i have completed maybe 80 miles of it. not on the road. my scout grandson needed a fifty mile hike and we went from ubehebe crater to spw starting dec 28, 03 [it was the coldest day of the year]. plan where your water will be cached. and use the springs, but check them out before you start.

have GOOD hiking boots, you will be on no trails and hiker in that terrain will get twisted ankles and blisters. learn how to deal with them.

probable use a grill to cook with, dead creosote branches will be almost everywhere and its easy to build a rock pit. i use a hollow stainless steel grill and it weights only 2-3 ounces.

a gps is great for your water caches. you cant get lose so do your planning and go for it.
i like to use the winter time. Christmas vacations.

george huxtable has printed a book showing the 'Desert Trail', it has 8 20mile sections. but it doesnt go in a straight line. i've done from FCR up to Ubehebe crater and another section from
DV-big pine road over to Eureka dunes back to Crater.



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