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Old 12-06-2010, 03:20 PM   #1
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Death Valley Road, CA State Route 127

Had a superior evening boondocking on a recent trip through Death Valley.

Death Valley itself is a great place, but the campgrounds leave much to be desired.

Fortunately, there's no need to stay in the park, there is public land all around and with a little exploration you can find a fine spot.

We headed through the park, then South on 127, Death Valley Road, and found the perfect place just North of Shoshone on the West side of the highway. It's a high spot, safe from flooding, and the ground is nicely packed, so no chance of getting stuck and impact is minimal. Plus there's plenty of room to maneuver. You can get a few hundred meters from pavement so the very occasional traffic noise is minimal.

Peaceful and isolated with really amazing views.
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:26 PM   #2
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Now thats camping! Thanks for posting the beautiful pictures.
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very nice photos. The first pic could be an advertisement shot for sure.
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Great info. We are planning a spring trip to Death Valley and will use this info.

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With a wet winter, Death Valley and the rest of the southwest will bring you to your knees with the wildflower bloom! We bookmark this site:

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Nice photos!

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Had a superior evening boondocking on a recent trip through Death Valley.

Death Valley itself is a great place, but the campgrounds leave much to be desired.

Fortunately, there's no need to stay in the park, there is public land all around and with a little exploration you can find a fine spot.

We headed through the park, then South on 127, Death Valley Road, and found the perfect place just North of Shoshone on the West side of the highway. It's a high spot, safe from flooding, and the ground is nicely packed, so no chance of getting stuck and impact is minimal. Plus there's plenty of room to maneuver. You can get a few hundred meters from pavement so the very occasional traffic noise is minimal.

Peaceful and isolated with really amazing views.
Wow nice photos.... did you go to any of the Nature Hot Springs in Shoshone or Tocopah? The Bunny and I had a great Thanksgiving in Shoshone 2 years ago. From there we made day trips all aroud the park like Furnace Creek, and Bad Water. And some really cool areas outside the National Park like China Ranch, and Tocapah. I would like to go back this spring and see the wildflowers in full bloom. Trex "May Wally be with you".


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