Topic: Death Valley

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Stargazing 101

Stargazing 101

December 15, 2015 No Comments   Showing your children the night sky is something of a miracle. There’s the wonder of the sky itself, the vastness of the universe that you yourself may sometimes take for granted. There’s the eye-opening, round-mouthed joy of children taking it all in. There’s the pleasure of being family together there in the darkness. Unless ...

 

Desert Dreaming: Death Valley

Desert Dreaming: Death Valley

October 18, 2015 No Comments It’s been awhile since my family and I visited Death Valley, and an equally long time since I’ve written about it here. Viewed in the fall, with still-warm days and star-filled nights, or the spring, when a riot of wildflowers burst out along the valley floor; viewed in winter when snow crusts the Panamints and ...

 

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Death Valley – Rhyolite Ruins, Charcoal Kilns and Mosaic Canyon

Death Valley – Rhyolite Ruins, Charcoal Kilns and Mosaic Canyon

November 15, 2010 No Comments In my last article on this wonderful Death Valley desert landscape, I left you heading out of the park to the north toward Beatty, Nevada and the wonderful ghost town of Rhyolite en route. Not only is the town well preserved, its easily accessible on a paved road.   Maintained by the Bureau of Land ...

 

More Desert Explorations – Death Valley National Park

More Desert Explorations – Death Valley National Park

November 15, 2010 1 Comment The desert quiet is intense, and no matter where you spend the night, you’ll get a sound night’s sleep. And it’s a good thing, too, because one of the best times to explore Death Valley’s magnificent sand dunes is early morning. Grab a quick breakfast to go from the convenience store at Furnace Creek ranch ...

 

Death Valley, CA – Desert Explorations

Death Valley, CA – Desert Explorations

November 15, 2010 2 Comments We started taking our kids to Death Valley before they were even born. I was pregnant with my daughter when I began to appreciate the beauty of the desert. In the interim we’ve driven, hiked, swam, toured, and off-roaded in this large, wonderful park of brilliantly hued mountains. Death Valley National Park is about five ...