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Old 02-14-2018, 01:19 AM   #1
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Hi all,
Just got back from Death Valley California, at least that is what I call it "The Grand Daddy". I don't care how many times we go there I am always amazed at its grandeur and it's surprises. definitely a must!
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Old 02-14-2018, 01:22 AM   #2
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Plenty of things to do, just don't go in the summer 130 plus.
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Old 02-14-2018, 01:24 AM   #3
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And of course theirs the camping.
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Old 02-14-2018, 01:26 AM   #4
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And beautiful sunrises and sunset's! not to mention the best stargazing in the world.
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Old 02-14-2018, 01:29 AM   #5
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And if you don't believe me ask Huell Howser.

https://blogs.chapman.edu/huell-hows...nias-gold-606/
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Old 02-14-2018, 04:30 AM   #6
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Nice pictures, it looks inviting. What type of tie downs do I see for your power awning and is it needed there?
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Old 02-14-2018, 10:27 AM   #7
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That's our favorite too, been going there every year for the last 18 years or so and we still find new things to see every time we visit.
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Did an REI hiking trip there in 2009 I think. Wonderful experience and I've been wanting to go back ever since. Now I get my chance...retiring this year. Only bummer is dogs aren't allowed on trails, etc. Which I understand.
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I don't have a pet (retired, gone too much!) but i wonder if there are day kennel businesses near national parks for people who want to hike, etc.
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Old 02-15-2018, 02:03 AM   #10
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Nice pictures, it looks inviting. What type of tie downs do I see for your power awning and is it needed there?
Hi Jim,
The tie downs
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073ZJ9JGT...&pd_rd_w=f0Byi
Tent Stakes
https://www.amazon.com/Hikemax-Forge...J6KVVY5DYH36SD


The desert is like a box of chocolate "you never know what you are going to get" We really did not need to deploy are awning I was just testing the poles. Winds were 12 to 15 MPH with gust up to 25 MPH worked great. With out securing the leading edge of the awning you really can not deploy the awning in these kind of winds. One day winds were 30 to 40 with gust up to 60 and the next day no wind at all. We always stow the awning before retiring for the night. Beach camping is very similar regarding winds and the awning.
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