Tips for a backpacking trip to death valley?
December 4, 2011 10:19 AM Subscribe
First time backcountry camping in the desert. I'll be biking and hiking. Any tips from people who've gone on similar trips?
posted by tristpinsm to travel & transportation around Death Valley, CA (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm planning a trip this january to death valley and was wondering if anyone had some tips on preparing for it and places to go in the park.
I'll be landing in Las Vegas and will buy a used bike there (from craigslist, or elsewhere?) which I will use to get to Death Valley. I think I would spend the first night at Furnace Creek because that's the closest campground when entering the park. Afterwards I want to leave my bike somewhere and go out on foot for a few days, backcountry camping. I'm thinking around stovepipe wells, maybe?
I have 12 days total, including my time in Las Vegas at the start and end of the trip.
This will be my first experience in the desert (I live in Montreal) so I'm looking forward to getting some tips from people who have more experience with desert camping!