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    • Thu, November 16, 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Sun, November 19, 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Furnace Creek Campground
    • 4

    Autumn is the perfect time in the desert. Experience the magical glow of sunsets to the allure of ghost towns, historic mining operations, wildlife, raw natural beauty, multicolored rock formations, eons of geological history displayed, and hikes into secluded canyons, Death Valley is a must-see destination. We will be camping at Furnace Creek Campground centrally located with amenities and services available. Activities include interesting hikes, road tours, pool time, and campfire activities.

    Schedule of Events

    Thursday, Nov 16

    • 1:00 pm         Check-in at Furnace Creek Camp
    • 4:00 pm         Sunset viewing* 
    • 5:30 pm         Tea Time meet and greet BYOB.  
    •                         Dinner on your own
    • 7:00 pm         Group campfire activities 
    • Friday, Nov 17
    • 9:00 am         Hike*  Room Canyon Slot  
    • 3:30 pm         Sunset hike in Mesquite Sand Dunes
    • 4:35 pm         Sunset time
    • 5:30 pm         Buffet dinner Stovepipe Wells restaurant. **                
    • 7:00 pm         Group campfire activities
    • Saturday, Nov 18
    • 9:00 am         Hike Dante's View or road trip tour* 
    • 6:00 pm         Potluck-  Theme: Thanksgiving Harvest                         
    • 7:00 pm         Campfire
    • Sunday, Nov 19
    • 9:00 am         See camp board*
    • 12:00 pm       Check-out  

    * Check white board for hike/outings updates

    • ** Buffet Dinner:  $42 Prepayment and registration required:
    • Register and Pay for buffet click here


    • Room Canyon Slot: 4 mi easy,moderate. South of Badwater
    • Dante's View: Mt. Perry 9 mi/2700' or Half way 4.5 out and back

    Registration Notes

    Vehicle parking is limited. Please enter the information if you are bringing a tow vehicle, sharing accommodations, and ride sharing so we can plan accordingly.

    Campsites: We have group sites 4 and 5 near the main campground where the remainder of the sites are located that can accommodate RV's and tents. Maximum of 8 persons and 2 vehicles per site. Vehicles must park on the pavement at the site.

    Amenities:  Restrooms, flush toilets, water, pay showers ($5) at Oasis pool house, heated swimming pool,, cell service and pay Wi-Fi. Due to construction, food service is very limited. No restaurants. Limited items general store. Bring all the supplies and food you need.

    Motel accommodations:

    The Oasis at Death Valley, formerly Furnace Creek Resort, is undergoing a major renovation and some services may be affected by construction. Restaurants, showers, heated swimming pool, motel and general store. 

    You may want to consider getting persons together to share jeep using Farabee's Jeep Rentals located not far from our camp location. 

    What to BringTen Essentials, camp chair, camping/cooking gear, cash for showers, food, warm/cool weather clothing, swim suit for pool, potluck item, firewood - no particle board, plywood or construction materials.

    DirectionsCampground Location map

    Climate: 50-70 degrees.

    Refunds:  Cancellation for a refund minus service fee of $5.00 must be received by 11/12/2017

    Contact: Scott C 

    Photos from previous trips: Click Here 

    Pets: Dogs are welcomed. Must be kept on leash. Please pick up after your pet. 

    Health Problems/allergies: It is the responsibility of participants to carry on their person a record of significant allergies, medications and medical history in the event of a medical emergency.  Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader if you wish.

    • Fri, November 17, 2017
    • 5:30 PM
    • Stovepipe Wells Restaurant

    Buffet Dinner at Stovepipe Wells Restaurant at 5:30 pm following sunset hike at mesquite sand dunes.

    Menu: Romaine and Baby Lettuces, Corn Bread Muffins, St. Louis Ribs, Garlic and Herb Roasted Chicken, Baked Macaroni and Cheese and House-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies and coffee, tea, or soda.  

    Total price including tax and gratuity: $42 per person

    Contact Scott click here

    • Fri, December 29, 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Tue, January 02, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Tecopa Hot Springs
    • 30

    Discover our hidden desert paradise! Bring in the New Year with natural hot springs located in a relaxed desert environment. There are gender-segregated, no-clothing-mandatory, indoor hot pools for soaking that are open 24 hours. Tecopa Hot Springs Resort is a  desert oasis that offers a variety of activities and amenities. Restaurants, live music, entertainment, hiking, off road adventures and many nearby attractions and interaction with some of the nicest people in the Mojave desert.

    Large campground with 30 AMP RV hookup sites. Tents share sites with electricity, includes restrooms, showers, and unlimited entry into the hot springs. Tent sites are located on level gravel area among the RV's.  

    Schedule Of Events

    Friday Dec 29

    • 10:00 am Check in, set up camp
    • 12:00 pm Pool time all afternoon
    • 5:00 pm Meet and greet tea, BYOB and appetizer to share 
    • 6:00 pm Dinner on your own or group at restaurant
    • 7:30 pm Group campfire and/or pool time

    Saturday Dec 30

    • 9:30 am Hike* or road trip adventure*
    • 5:30 pm Potluck Make it something good.  Dish for 4 to 6 persons*
    • 7:00 pm Group campfire and/or pool time

    Sunday Dec 31 New Year’s Eve

    • 9:30 am Hike or road trip adventure* 
    • 6:00 pm BUFFET DINNER at the Bistro 
    • 7:30 pm Group campfire and New Year's Celebration

    Monday Jan 01

    • 9:30 am Exploration adventure*
    • 5:30 pm Tea time and gather for dinner plans
    Tuesday Jan 02
        12 Noon  Check out

    * Check white board for hike/outings updates 

    Registration Notes:

    You can add Buffet Dinner to your registration.

    Registration includes admission to hot pools. Bring drinking water (local water is not potable).

    Amenities:  Free Wi-Fi at the local community center library. No cell service.

    Motel accommodations:

    What to Bring: WATER, the local water is not for drinking, Ten Essentials, camp chair, electric heater/blanket for your tent,cash, camping/cooking gear, food, warm/cool weather clothing, potluck item, heavy duty tent stakes in case of wind, extension cord and heater, firewood, decorations and vibations for New Year's Eve. 

    DirectionsCampground Location map

    Located about 50 miles north of Baker CA via Hwy 127.

    ClimateHist. Avg.:  60° /35° Be prepared for cold nights. Tents can plug in electric heaters.


    • Amargosa River Canyon Hike
    • Shoshone Museum and historic walking tour
    • Dublin Gulch caves and Cemetery
    • Old Miner's Caves at Dublin Gulch in Shoshone.
    • Shoshone Wetlands Hiking Trail
    • Hike Tecopa hills loop or Tecopa Peak
    • Hikes in southern end of Death Valley
    • Saratoga Springs death Valley
    • China Date Ranch
    • China Ranch Water Fall and Slot Canyon
    • Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
    • Dumont Dunes
    • Salt Creek Hills nature trail
    • Saratoga Springs and Ibex Dunes
    • Death Valley hikes- Jubilee Pass
    • Backcounty roads to old mine sites

    Refunds:  Cancellation for a refund minus service fee of $5.00 must be received by 12/27/2017 .

    Contact: Scott Connelly Click Here 

    Photos from previous trips: Click Here 

    Pets: Are welcomed on a leash.


    Health Problems/allergies: It is the responsibility of participants to carry on their person a record of significant allergies, medications and medical history in the event of a medical emergency.  Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader if you wish.

Past events

Fri, October 06, 2017 Camping/Conference - Table Mountain
Fri, September 22, 2017 LYTLE CREEK at Bonita Ranch
Sun, August 27, 2017 Burning Man 2017
Sun, July 23, 2017 Camping - Big Bear Lake
Thu, June 15, 2017 Kern River & Whitewater Rafting
Fri, May 26, 2017 Viva, Las Vegas!
Fri, May 19, 2017 Camping - Bartlett Lake Bash
Thu, May 18, 2017 Pismo Beach Campout
Thu, May 11, 2017 All Chapter Jamboree - Sage Hill Campground
Fri, May 05, 2017 Lake Isabella/Remington Hot Springs Campout
Fri, April 28, 2017 Skyline-to-the-Sea Backpack
Sun, April 23, 2017 Warm Springs, Saline Valley (DVNP) Campout

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