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Carol Bishop Jun 23, 2015 at 02:34 PM

I will be on the Nov. 15, 2015 tour. I am a birder and I am curious to know if others may have seen California Condor on this trip, either at Death Valley or Valley of Fire


Joan Brusky Feb 16, 2015 at 02:12 PM

we will be in death valley next week. temps this weekin 80s and 90s. What to wear during the daytime hikes? What do our Advisors recommend?


Judith Flemke Jan 31, 2015 at 06:23 PM

Did this trip in Nov. 2014. There was quiet a variation in temperature from morning to night. Layers are the key, not many wearing shorts when I was there. You will want protection from the sun. Good hat and sun screen a must. I will try to post a picture of our group so you can see what everyone was wearing that day.
Aaron Davis Jan 31, 2015 at 11:03 PM

http://www.nps.gov/deva/planyourvisit/upload/Weather%20and%20Climate.pdf Easy to leave coats on bus for short walks so dress for the extremes are adjust accordingly.


Judith Flemke Jan 31, 2015 at 06:23 PM

Did this trip in Nov. 2014. There was quiet a variation in temperature from morning to night. Layers are the key, not many wearing shorts when I was there. You will want protection from the sun. Good hat and sun screen a must. I will try to post a picture of our group so you can see what everyone was wearing that day.


Joan Brusky Jan 31, 2015 at 06:03 PM

we are doing DV end of Feb. Wondering what to wear during the daytime hikes? Are shots appropriate? How warm will it get? Is rain gear suggested? Can our group leader advise us?
Joan Brusky Jan 31, 2015 at 06:15 PM

*shorts
Aaron Davis Jan 31, 2015 at 11:04 PM

http://www.nps.gov/deva/planyourvisit/upload/Weather%20and%20Climate.pdf Easy to leave coats on bus for short walks so dress for the extremes and adjust accordingly.


Willie Vogt Nov 02, 2014 at 11:48 PM

I jus got back from Spain and the people who brought poles had no problem checking them on the airplaine.
Aaron Davis Nov 03, 2014 at 12:13 PM

I left my poles at home because I was not checking bags, but the DV trip organizers had plenty of poles for their hikers.
Cassandra Stoddart Nov 30, 2014 at 09:30 PM

This is good news...they had extra poles for hikers use?


Judith Flemke Oct 29, 2014 at 10:43 AM

I did a 4 mile walk yesterday here in CT. It was in the high sixties and shaded. I wore short sleeves and by the end I was sweating. I was wondering what the hiking wear of choice is for DV in Nov.? Also, I notice in the pictures of DV participants, no one seems to be carrying a pack or water. Any comments?


Judith Flemke Oct 29, 2014 at 10:43 AM

I did a 4 mile walk yesterday here in CT. It was in the high sixties and shaded. I wore short sleeves and by the end I was sweating. I was wondering what the hiking wear of choice is for DV in Nov.? Also, I notice in the pictures of DV participants, no one seems to be carrying a pack or water. Any comments?
Liselotte Kimball Oct 29, 2014 at 04:21 PM

Judith, I know what you mean about being hot while walking. It's been uncomfortable, sticky and damp here on Cape Cod. But I imagine that in Death Valley, even though temps are higher it will be a dry heat. I'm packing light, caprese, short and long sleeves sort of what we wear here in Aug/Sept.


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