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10/01   Comb Wash up
10/02   Natural Bridges National Monument
10/03   The Burr Trail
10/04   Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
10/05   Escalante
10/06   Escalante Mountains and Red Canyon
10/07   Coral Pink Sand Dunes Park
10/08   Dinosaur Tracks
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Death Valley National Park

2016-10-22

tl;dr: I visited Death Valley National Park

I ate breakfast in Pahrump. Pahrump is a very large city acreage-wise. It is very spread out.

I ate an expensive second breakfast at the Amargosa Cafe in Death Valley Junction, a tourist hub that had clearly seen better days. The food was good, though.

Every time I stop to look around I find myself still scanning the mountains for mule deer. It will take a few more days to get out of this scouting mentality.

I visited Death Valley National Park. As it is Saturday, there are a lot of tourists. I bet 75 percent of the ones I overheard were not speaking English. I met an Italian named Jorjor who was in the middle of a triathlon. He could bike me into the ground and then run and and swim and finish his race.

I covered a lot of miles today, but that was easy considering it was all down hill. Tomorrow I get to climb out of this valley.

follow the billboards into Pahrump


not really


Welcome to California!


beware of horses


a ten dollar meal in Amargosa


Death Valley National Park


This raven paced me for a while.




tourists at Zabriskie Point


from Zabriskie Point


This water is channeled from springs.


and I'm still going down


Furnace Creek Visitor Center


I'm more than 300 feet below sea level. All up hill from here.


Devil's Corn Field


sand dunes


Don't overheat!


Not a lot of options for a hidden campsite.


I shall sleep in this wash.

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