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Cold beer, fresh popcorn, and attentive service make the Corkscrew Saloon the best bar in Death Valley.

Finding a Decent Drink in Death Valley

By     |    Jan 11, 2012
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., California     |    1 Comment

We’re at the Corkscrew Saloon in Furnace Creek and in search of saloon salvation. We’re on a run of bad bars and can’t seem find a decent drink in Death Valley. Seems odd to complain about this so close to actual tragedy and tribulation. Death Valley has been the sight of countless catastrophes and a few survival miracles. We need a miracle. Let me explain. We think we find the […]

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Paul in the canyon.

The Best of Death Valley: Desolation Canyon

By     |    Jan 10, 2012
Posted in: California, Hikes     |    2 Comments

We’ll talk a little about the more popular areas of Death Valley, but we have a bit of a love/hate relationship with them.  If a place has a name and is on the main map, people will go see it.  But all good places don’t have names and not all of the good places are on all of the maps.  And the named places get too crowded. Take, for example, […]

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Want to be the only ones around? Just park your car and take a few steps.

The Best of Death Valley: The South Entrance

By     |    Jan 9, 2012
Posted in: California, Drives, Parks     |    2 Comments

As tempting as the town of Death Valley Junction, CA, sounded, we decided to enter Death Valley National Park from the southeast, via Shoshone, CA.  If you’re looking to avoid the crowds, this is the way to go (just make sure you have a full tank of gas — unless you want to pay $5.10/gallon).  We found some very interesting spots, from natural hot springs (clothing prohibited), a date palm […]

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Merry Christmas from the bottom of the hemisphere -- Death Valley's Badwater Basin!

Have a great Christmas weekend!

By     |    Dec 23, 2011
Posted in: California     |    1 Comment

We hope everyone travels safely this weekend and has something fun planned. We’ll be off to Las Vegas shortly before we fly to Syracuse, NY to celebrate a late Christmas and the new year. Next week, we’ve got a lot of fun posts planned about travel-related New Year’s resolutions and camping in Death Valley and maybe we’ll get to some about Christmas in Las Vegas too. The blog is about […]

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Catalina Island in January?

By     |    Dec 7, 2011
Posted in: California     |    5 Comments

Our original plan was to spend the winter in Florida and camp for a bit on Key West. That is not going to work out, so we’ve been brainstorming alternatives. Now we’re thinking Catalina Island off the coast of Los Angeles. The camping is cheaper, but we’ll need to take an expensive ferry ride to get there. They have tent camping outside Avalon at Hermit’s Gluch. They have a grocery […]

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