The focus of this weeklong car camping adventure is the Mojave Desert. We stay the entire week at a private oasis along the Amargosa River near delicious hot springs, just outside Death Valley National Park. Here Willow Creek bubbles to the surface, attracting a plethora of wildlife. The old T and T railroad (the beds battered by desert floods and home now only to coyotes and rattlesnakes) used to run through here. We head north into Death Valley and surrounding wild lands on day trips. Here the names say it all – Badwater, Dante’s View and the Devil’s Palette.  These areas contain some of the most fantastic scenery this side of Mars. Dramatic sunsets, eerie tree yucca forests, sand dunes, rugged mountains, volcanic craters, desert tortoises, chuckwallas, coyotes, golden eagles, and abundant desert wildflowers are all found here.  Exploring on foot and by car we travel the backcountry of this still Wild West.

Dates: March 25 to 31 and  April 1- 7, 2017
Cost : $525 per person





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February 18, 2015