| Breakfast: ||Breakfast is anytime you choose, providing you can be ready to depart the hotel at 8:00 am daily. The buffet opens at 6 am. You can coordinate with others as to the time you wish to meet for breakfast. Meal vouchers are used for breakfast meals. They include a variety of choices: eggs, breakfast meats (bacon & sausage), toast, biscuits, potatoes & oatmeal, cold cereal, yogurt & fruit. Juice, coffee, tea, or milk is also included. If you have special dietary needs, please arrange to bring those items with you can store them in your in-room refrigerator. The Buffet at the hotel cannot accommodate special dietary needs. Please contact the program coordinator if you have any questions 775-764-0726|
| Morning: ||Vans are opened and ready to board at 7:50 am, and we'll be leaving the hotel at 8:00am, for the 20 Mule Team Canyon, fabulous location for photos and a short hike to explore. Then we head to Dante's View. You will be able to see the floor of Death Valley. There are a few trails here to explore and the photo opportunities are too great to explain. Furnace Creek Visitor's Center for lunch. Then we head to Bad water, the lowest place in the Northern Hemisphere, at 282' below sea level and the hottest place on earth. Walk out onto the basin and marvel at this location in Death Valley. We'll visit the Devil's Golf Course. We'll drive along the winding Artist's Palette road, a colorful and wondrous area of Death Valley, filled with corals, blues, greens, lilacs, pinks and see the 'palette' of color laid down in the valley by volcanic deposits.....it's breathtaking and a fabulous photo opportunity! Then back to the Furnace Creek Ranch for dinner. All itineraries may change due to weather, timing, etc. Please be flexible.
| Lunch: ||Staff picks up lunches in the morning and transports them for you. Lunch will either be during a hike or at another location. If you are on special diets and require special foods and accompaniments, you will need to bring them with you daily. If you have any further questions about lunches or meals during the program, feel free to call the program coordinator at 775-764-0726. All times and locations may vary; please be flexible.|
| Afternoon: ||Itineraries change sometimes, due to daylight hours and weather; we may visit The Borax Museum, or the Harmony Borax Works.....actual site of some of the Borax Mining operations in the Park. Then return to the Furnace Creek Ranch for dinner and the evening program. All times and itineraries may change; please be flexible.|
| Dinner: ||Returning to the hotel round 5:00-5:30 pm, or so; dinner is approximately 6:30 pm. Again, special diets cannot be accommodated in the hotel buffet. Dress for dinner is casual.......there is no need to feel like you need to "dress up" for dinner. Prepare to be comfortable throughout this program. All times and itineraries may vary.|
| Evening: ||Evening programs recap the day's activities and answer questions. Then we discuss the next day's hike: where we're going, its location in the Park, trail details, etc., followed by a brief Evening Program, which may be a comprehensive film about the geology of Death Valley. While all evening programs are optional, it is important that ALL participants attend the beginning portion to recap the day and discuss the upcoming hikes for the next day. We keep them short so you can prepare for the next day's hike and get a good night's rest. All times and itineraries may vary.|