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BCO Death Valley Camping

and Hiking Trip

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We will be exploring Death Valley in the Mohave Desert, the hottest and driest place on the continent. Temps in March average 82-54. We will get to explore Badwater Basin, the lowest point in North America at 282 ft below sea level.  There are several moderate to strenuous hikes planned with one I hope the group wants to do that covers 14 miles and 3,300 ft elevation gain. 
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This is not a beginner hiking trip.  
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We will fly into and out of Las Vegas and will spend our last night in Las Vegas at a hotel with airport shuttle service.  The group needs to book flights that arrive in LAS by 10:30 am Mar 2.  We will return to Vegas Friday evening Mar 8, so flights out can be reserved any time Saturday morning (March 9) and people can take the hotel shuttle.   
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We are going to try something new, we are going to rent 2 Jucy Vans for the trip.  A Jucy van (Google it if you haven't heard of them) is a camper van.  It provides basics for up to 4 people to camp.  The van includes the sleeping area, stove, basic sink and small frig.  
We will camp at 2 or 3 campgrounds for our 6 nights in Death Valley.  Only one place takes reservations, so I will reserve our first 4 nights there (at Furnace Creek Campground).  The other nights we will be winging it and trying for campgrounds closer to some trailheads.  There are several campgrounds in the park, so we just have to be flexible. 
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We will be hiking every day with early starts most mornings.
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The vans hold 4, but it is a tight squeeze so we are going to plan on 3 per van.  I am driving my SUV and plan to bring a guest, I will have a tent for us to sleep in.  So the group will be 8 people and 3 vehicles. 
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Jucy Van cost with gas estimate $450/van (150/person)
Camping fee estimate 40/night (2 sites) (30/person)
Vegas Room estimate $120/room ($40/person)
Driver compensation fee (for passengers): 30
Flight $250
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known estimated cost per person: 150+30+40+30+250= $500
plus meals and misc items 
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To hold your spot a $50 deposit must be given to me within 2 weeks of your event registration.  Deposits for the vans, rooms and campgrounds must be paid.  
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Gear needed:
All hiking gear, boots, poles, day pack, camel, head lamp, summer sleeping bag.  Any camping gear you have that you prefer to use.  
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We will have a pre-trip meeting when the trip fills up.
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Event: BCO Death Valley Camping and Hiking Trip Event Cost: Free
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Members: 5 Max Attendance: 8
Guests: 1 Spots Available: 2
Total Attendance: 6    
Overnight: No Kid Friendly: No
Skill Level: n/a Dog Friendly: No

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