Milky Way Over Racetrack Playa

Posted on May 17, 2016 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  3 Comments

A little over a year ago, I made my first visit to Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park. (I wrote some nonsense about it and alien life here following the trip.) I was instantly enamored with the place. It was beautiful, tranquil, photogenic, and a bit mysterious. It was also a challenge to visit. […]

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Super Bloom at Death Valley National Park

Posted on Feb 25, 2016 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  16 Comments

Due to an abnormally rainy fall, Death Valley National Park is in the midst of a rare Super Bloom with millions of wildflowers coloring miles of the park that are otherwise barren. This is due to a confluence of events: an El NiƱo-fueled October brought more rain to the park than it sees in an […]

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Why You Should Visit Death Valley National Park

Posted on Aug 4, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  7 Comments

Quick: say what first comes to mind when you think of Death Valley National Park. Although I can’t hear you through the computer screen (the technology for that isn’t quite there yet), I’m betting your answer had something to do with absurd heat, dunes, or miles of barren land. Maybe it skewed more comically towards […]

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Death Valley National Park Trip Report – Part 2

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  7 Comments

Picking up from where we left off in Part 1 of my Death Valley National Park Trip Report, this photo above is probably not what you’d expect to see in Death Valley. The Inn at Furnace Creek would be an anomaly in any National Park, but it’s the ultimate contrast in Death Valley. The land […]

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Death Valley National Park Trip Report – Part 1

Posted on Feb 17, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  12 Comments

This trip report cover my recent overnight trip to Death Valley National Park, which included stops at the Mesquite Dunes, Furnace Creek, Badwater Basin, and other places around Death Valley National Park in California. I almost didn’t do a trip report on this visit to Death Valley, as I missed a lot of key experiences […]

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