Another week of rain in Southern California! Is it going to dry out in time for our visit? So far, Death Valley has received over 3 inches since the beginning of January. The hills are green, the valley is in bloom and the rivers are flowing. But there have been good reports of flowers. Yooohoooo!
G has been doing a tremendous job organizing and packing the camping gear. We went out and got a new icechest with wheels and a handle. This will make it much easier to get in and out of the airport. We've packed the softgood (tent, sleeping bags, poles) in a long duffle bag. We've got stove, boots, cooking gear, food in the ice chest.
Here are some great sites for planning a trip to Death Valley
National Park Official Site
California Wildflower Hotsheet
Death-Valley.US They also have a great forum for checking the latest information.
Death Valley Tourist Information from Ridgecrest. This page is an excellent set of information and links. I highly recommend this page.
Death Valley National Park Links