Here’s a quote we recently read about our 2013 / 2014 winter home:
“Lots of people say, 'I can do this,' but if a person can't just be happy sitting with themselves for an evening, then they can't do it here.”
Here’s a few facts:
The hottest, driest and lowest point in North America.
The largest national park in the lower 48 states.
Ninety five percent of the park is a designated wilderness area.
The park has been declared an International Biosphere Reserve.
It is home to the greatest elevation gradient in the contiguous United States.
Home to over 1,000 species of plants; 50 of which are found nowhere else.
One of the premier night-sky destinations in the country.
* Sixty miles one way to the nearest town / grocery store.
* Additional sixty miles one way (away from said town & store) to our volunteer site and our potential campsite location for the second half of our experience.
DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, HERE WE COME!
Note to readers: We’re not really sure if our cell phone will work - we’ve heard anything from probably not to maybe a little bit. We plan to make the 120 mile round trip drive to the store next to never - maybe twice in two or three months.
Translation: There is a good chance a significant lag will occur in blog postings, phone and email response. If you want, go ahead and contact us. We’ll receive it and get back to you… eventually (or sooner if we discover other opportunities).
And… We’re Off!