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Badwater Road Repaired and Fully Open

NPS photo - Badwater Road just before construction crews demobilized and the road opened

DEATH VALLEY, CA – Badwater Road is now fully open, connecting Death Valley National Park to the gateway town of Shoshone, Californie. Work remains to be done in other areas of the park to repair road and infrastructure damage caused by flash floods last October.

 

Several storms between October 4 and October 18, 2015 caused extreme flash flood damage. In one location, 2.7 inches of rain fell in just 5 hours – which exceedsDeath Valley’s average precipitation for a year.

 

Badwater Road is the main paved road in the southern end of Death Valley National Park. National Park Service road crews cleared large amounts of dirt and rock to open the northern section of Badwater Road by early November, providing access to popular destinations such as Badwater Basin, the lowest elevation in North America at 282 pieds au-dessous du niveau des mers.

 

The section of Badwater Road near Jubilee Pass was extensively damaged, with about a half mile of pavement and road base washed away in multiple sections of the road. Federal Highway Administration funded the repair work. William Kanayan Construction started repairs in May, under a contract with Federal Highway Administration. Much of the work was done at night so that temperatures would be cooler.

 

Badwater Road connects to CA-178 and is the primary entrance into the southern section of Death Valley National Park. This ten-month closure affected hundreds of thousands of park visitors and the economy of Shoshone and Tecopa.

 

Most other park roads are now open. Cependant, the Grapevine Canyon section of Scotty’s Castle Road was the most heavily damaged road and is still closed. Park spokesperson Abby Wines said, “The flood was about a quarter the size of the Colorado River. It was so huge that it changed the shape of the canyon floor. That means it wouldn’t be smart to just replace the road like it was. Engineers are redesigning sections of the road.” Design work and environmental compliance are likely to take some time, so construction probably won’t start until 2017.

 

Scotty’s Castle and Grapevine Canyon are currently closed to all public entry. Park managers are targeting 2019 to have repairs done and reopen the historic district to visitors. À propos 120,000 visitors per year traveled through Grapevine Canyon and over 50,000 visitors per year took an hour-long ranger-guided living history tour of Scotty’s Castle each year before the flood.

 

“There was a flurry of work in the first months after the flood,” Wines said. “We borrowed trail crews and fire crews from other parks and got the mud shoveled out of the historic buildings. That made the site look a lot better.”

 

Cependant, most of the work is still to be done and needs to be carefully planned. Several historic buildings were damaged, including the Garage/Longshed, which houses the Scotty’s Castle Visitor Center. “The damage to the Visitor Center is obvious,” Wines said. “It looks like a monster punched the wall. We had to dig out 4 feet of mud and rocks.”

 

Other damage is less obvious but just as critical to repair before the site can be opened to the public. The flood destroyed the water system and washed away 4,000 feet of waterline that was buried in the wash. Repairs have started on the water system. Southern California Edison replaced over 20 power poles, but repairs to electrical wiring in the district will start in a couple weeks to restore power to the buildings. The sewer system was also partially washed away and needs to be replaced.

 

The estimated cost of recovering from these floods, including road repairs, is $31 million. Major funding is coming from federal sources via the National Park Service and Federal Highway Administration. Death Valley Natural History Association, a non-profit park partner, is coordinating donations to assist with Scotty’s Castle projects through their website, www.dvnha.org.

 

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BADWATER® Magazine!

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Oak Park, CA – AdventureCORPS is pleased to announce that the Summer 2016 issue of BADWATER® Magazine is now available for download. Sixty-four pages in length and printed in full-color, it focuses primarily on the STYR Labs Badwater 135 Ultramarathon and its remarkable venues, Death Valley National Park, Le comté d'Inyo, Lone Pine, Mt. Whitney, and the Inyo National Forest.

 

The magazine is available as a PDF download at this link:

http://www.adventurecorps.com/downloads/bw/2016July.pdf

 

Dozens of dramatic photos from all three BADWATER races are featured (Badwater Cape Fear, Badwater Salton Sea, plus STYR Labs Badwater 135). Featured on the cover is Nikki Wynd of Lysterfield, Australia as she crosses the 2015 Badwater 135 to claim first woman and fourth overall with a time of 27:23:27.

 

Design and layout are by KFungDesign and the magazine is printed by Infinity Press.

 

Several pages are also devoted to the Bald Head Island Conservancy, One Percent For The Planet, Conservation Alliance, Death Valley Natural History Association, and other environmental and charitable organizations with which AdventureCORPS works.

 

Publisher Chris Kostman, the Chief Adventure Officer of AdventureCORPS and Race Director of all the BADWATER races, commentedOur prime directive is ‘To Seek and Share Adventureand we aim to do that not only with our world-renowned races, but also with all our communication channels. In a world dominated by social media, we still derive great satisfaction in publishing a semi-annual magazine which encourages and celebrates exploring what we call ‘the inner and outer universes.’ Whether readers want to compete in our events, or simply dream about running in exotic locations, this magazine is guaranteed to inspire and motivate!”

 

The magazine is available as a PDF download at this link:

http://www.adventurecorps.com/downloads/bw/2016July.pdf

 

Back issues, along with other Badwater brand items, may be purchased via www.badwater.biz

Death Valley National Park Announces “#HikeDeathValleyArt” Contest

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DEATH VALLEY, CALIF.—Death Valley National Park invites artists and photographers to participate in an art contest for the Hike Death Valley program.

 

Hike Death Valley encourages park visitors to get out on the trails by earning points for each featured hike completed. Upon earning four points, visitors are eligible to receive a free commemorative decal by sharing their photos with a park ranger and learning how to share their experience online. Each year, a different group of hikes and a new version of the collectable decal are featured.

 

Two categories of artwork are included in the contest—a decal design and a promotional poster design. Participants may share their entries by using #HikeDeathValleyArt via park social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, or by email @ deva_information@nps.gov with the subject line #HikeDeathValleyArt.

 

Winning artwork will be featured on the decal and promotional poster, and winners will be awarded an Interagency Annual Pass that covers admission to national parks, wildlife refuges, national forests and other federal recreation areas for one year. Second place winners will receive a $50 gift certificate for Death Valley Natural History Association bookstores. Prizes are complements of Death Valley Natural History Association.

 

The deadline for submissions is Juillet 31, 2016. Contest details are available at nps.gov.deva.

 

 

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Badwater Road Construction Starts May 9

DEATH VALLEY, CA – Construction on Badwater Road will start May 9 to repair damage from October’s flash floods. The route from southern Death Valley to Shoshone, California will remain closed until construction is complete, which is scheduled for Juillet 14.

 

Storms in October caused severe flash flooding in Death Valley National Park. Road crews cleared debris off roads and reopened hundreds of miles of roads in the following months. Badwater Road is currently open for 47 miles from CA-190 past Badwater to the unpaved Harry Wade Road.

 

The Jubilee Pass section of Badwater Road is closed from Harry Wade Road (milepost 47) to milepost 56. Through traffic from Shoshone, California to southern DeathValley is not possible during this closure. This section of road has been closed since October and will remain closed during construction due to safety concerns. Due to concerns about summer temperatures, some construction work may take place at night. Due to the possibility of nighttime work, residents of Shoshone may see and hear construction trucks at any hour.

 

October’s storms heavily damaged the Jubilee Pass section of Badwater Road, and washed away extensive sections of pavement and road base. Federal Highway Administration is funding these repairs. William Kanayan Construction is the general contractor performing the repairs.

 

Scotty’s Castle was the other area of the park most severely affected by October’s storms. A contract to connect a temporary waterline from the spring to the historic structures’ fire suppression system is in progress. Southern California Edison has replaced power poles and repairs of the electrical distribution system at Scotty’s Castle should start soon. There is still a lot more work to be done, including redesigning and reconstructing 8 miles of road, replacing portions of the sewer system, permanent water line replacement, and repairs to multiple historic structures. Water entered the annex wing of Scotty’s Castle and two other historic structures again during a storm on April 27, highlighting the need for repairs. Park officials hope to have Scotty’s Castle fully repaired and reopened by 2019.

 

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Park Seeks Information on Devils Hole Vandals

AMARGOSA VALLEY, NV – The National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Nye County Sheriff’s Office are investigating damage to government property and unauthorized entry of Devils Hole last weekend. One endangered Devils Hole pupfish was found dead. The National Park Service is offering a reward for information leading to arrest and conviction of the men.

At around 7:20h on Saturday, Avril 30, three men in an OHV drove off-road around a gate at the Devils Hole parking lot. They discharged a firearm at least 10 times, shooting locks on two gates, a motion sensor on the security system, and several signs. One man swam in Devils Hole and left his boxer shorts behind in the water. Alcohol was involved; three beer cans were left behind and one man vomited.

Park employees found an endangered Devils Hole pupfish dead on Monday. A necropsy is being performed on the pupfish to determine if the men’s actions might have caused the death of this critically endangered species.

Although the men attempted to dismantle the security system by shooting a motion sensor and removing cables from two cameras, parts of the system continued to function during their entire time at Devils Hole. Video cameras recorded the men climbing over the fence and driving away in the direction of Crystal.

Investigators are seeking information about the incident. The OHV appeared to be a blue Yahama Rhino which had been extensively customized with an added seat and safety cage. A reward of up to $5,000 is available for information leading to arrest and conviction in this case. Tips can be reported to the National Park Service’s Investigative Services Branch at:

Devils Holea detached unit of Death Valley National Parkis the only natural habitat of the critically endangered Devils Hole pupfish (Cyprinodon diabolis). The National Park Service works in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Nevada Department of Wildlife to protect the endangered Devils Hole pupfish and its habitat. There were only 115 observable pupfish in Devils Hole counted during April’s spring survey.

 

Security camera photo of three men and a firearm inside the fenced enclosure at Devils Hole

OHV that drove off-road around a gate and is adjacent to the Devils Hole perimeter fence

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Best Wildflower Bloom in a Decade

DEATH VALLEY, CA – There are unusually dense displays of wildflowers in several areas of Death Valley National Park. Triggered by a series of storms in October, the current flower display is the best the park has experienced in a decade.

 

Death Valley is the hottest place on Earth and the driest place in North America, averaging about two inches of rain per year. These extreme conditions make it difficult for most plants to survive. Most of the time, the lower elevations in the park appear stark: a landscape of salt flats, sand dunes and rocky mountains vegetated by a few hardy shrubs and small trees.

 

Rain in cooler months triggers wildflower seeds to sprout, some of which may lay dormant for years until just the right conditions occur. Wildflowers bloom each spring in Death Valley, but the density of flowers, extent of the area covered by flowers, and variety of plants varies a lot based on rainfall and temperature.

 

A series of unusual storms in October dropped locally heavy rainfall in several areas of the park. The most rain fell in places without official rain gauges, but the National Weather Service estimated that over 3 inches of rain fell in just 5 hours in one area of the park. This autumn soaking was followed by enough winter rain to cause a large-scale wildflower bloom.

 

October’s storms also caused flash floods which damaged park roads and the historic district at Scotty’s Castle. Most roads have been repaired and re-opened, including most recently the very scenic Twenty Mule Team Road. Major roads that remain closed are: Route des châteaux de Scotty (8 miles in Grapevine Canyon), Badwater route (from Ashford Mill to Shoshone over Jubilee Pass) and Lower Wildrose Road. Repairs to utilities and historic structures at Scotty’s Castle could take a few years.

 

The current bloom in Death Valley exceeds anything park staff has seen since the 2005. Some people are calling it a “super bloom,” which is not an official term. Park Ranger Alan Van Valkenburg has lived in Death Valley for 25 years and said, “I’m not really sure where the termsuper bloomoriginated, but when I first came to work here in the early 1990s I kept hearing the old timers talk about super blooms as a near mythical thing–the ultimate possibility of what a desert wildflower bloom could be. I saw several impressive displays of wildflowers over the years and always wondered how anything could beat them, until I saw my first super bloom in 1998. Then I understood. I never imagined that so much life could exist here in such staggering abundance and intense beauty.”

 

The previous super blooms of 1998 et 2005 occurred in El Nino years. El Nino can affect Death Valley by shifting the track of winter and spring storms into the area, increasing rainfall during flower season.

 

Matching previous patterns, this year’s wildflower bloom started in elevations below 1,000 feet in the southern end of the park. Typically, the peak of the bloom will move northward and upwards in elevation over the course of the spring. The bloom in lower elevations is likely to continue at least through mid-March, with flowers at higher elevations possible later in the spring.

One area that is currently particularly spectacular is about 10 miles south of Badwater on Badwater Road, where Desert Gold is growing so thickly it appears as if the alluvial fan were painted yellow. Nice displays of white and purple flowers are visible along the Beatty Cutoff Road. Park Ranger Alan Van Valkenburg described the bloom, “The hills and alluvial fans that normally have just rocks and gravel are transformed by huge swaths of yellow, white, pink, and purple. At first glance you are blown away by the sheer numbers of flowers, then on closer inspection the diversity of species will draw you in.”

 

While broad areas of color can be viewed from the road, another way to appreciate the flowers is to walk among them. Some flowers are commonly called “belly flowers” because it is easiest to appreciate their beauty by getting down to ground level. With over twenty species of flower in bloom currently, everyone can find their favorites. Many park employees identify the beautiful Desert Five-Spot as their favorite, an elusive flower that consists of five pink-purple petals in a cup-shape, with a large red spot on each petal. Another engaging flower is the Gravel Ghost, which has leaves that blend in flat against the gravel and has a white flower that appears to float about a foot or two above the ground on a very thin stalk.

 

Superintendent Mike Reynolds said, “Right now is the best time to visit Death Valley in over a decade! The flower display is astounding and this is a rare time to experience one of the most incredible displays Death Valley has to offer. We don’t know how long the bloom will last so come now!

 

Park roads, campgrounds and hotels are all busy currently with the increase in visitation triggered by the wildflowers, so visitors should plan accordingly. All flowers should be enjoyed in place, as picking wildflowers or removing them from the park is illegal and reduces other visitors’ enjoyment.

 

 

Park rangers are posting regular updates about wildflowers to www.nps.gov / deva etwww.facebook.com/DeathValleyNP. A 3-minute wildflower video is online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJbcWFTBn08.

 

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AdventureCORPS announces Badwater Cape Fear on Bald Head Island, Caroline du Nord

The BADWATER® ultra running experience returns to the East Coast in one month when the third BADWATER CAPE FEAR race takes place on Bald Head Island, North Carolina on Mars 19, 2016.

With 50km and 51-mile race options, Badwater® Cape Fear features a twelve-mile warm-up on the car-free, une voie échelle routes de Bald Head Island, suivie soit 19 ou 39 miles de courir sur la plage de sable sauvage et isolée entre Cape Fear et Fort Fisher. La course se déroule le long de la côte Atlantique avec des vues spectaculaires de la poêle Shoals, à l'est et marais sauvages et peu développées à l'ouest. Running this remote coast is a dramatic, vivifiant, and inspiring manner in which to experience the Cape Fear region in all its grandeur!

Ce beau cadre naturel est l'antidote parfait à la “monde réel” and a wonderful counterpart to the desert sands and mountains of Death Valley and Anza-Borrego Desert featured in the two West Coast BADWATER® races.

Île de tête chauve et à proximité Southport, Caroline du Nord (dans le film “Safe Haven”) sont des lieux de vacances idéales escapade pour toute la famille, situé à moins d'une heure de Wilmington, NC et de son aéroport principal service Delta et US Airways. (Flying into Myrtle Beach, SC is another convenient option.) Due to the remarkable beauty and quaint southern charm of this area, as well as this impeccable, authentic BADWATER race experience, many Badwater Cape Fear participants are now making this race an annual pilgrimage!

Dans 2014, eighty runners from 17 states plus Canada, ranging in age from 20 à 72, competed. See the entire 2014 webcast here: http://www.badwater.com/results-history/2014-badwater-cape-fear-webcast/

Dans 2015, 115 runners from 23 states plus Canada, Philippines, and Singapore, ranging in age from 20 à 69, competed. See the entire 2015 webcast here:http://www.badwater.com/blog/2015-badwater-cape-fear-webcast/

With registration closing in the next few weeks, l' 2016 year the race will feature a field of approximately 150 coureurs. La 2016 field currently includes five Canadians plus runners from 25 American states, districts, and territories: Arizona (2), Californie (7), Colorado (2), Connecticut (1), District of Columbia (2), Florida (10), Georgia (5), Illinois (2), Massachusetts (3), Maryland (1), Michigan (1), Minnesota (2), Missouri (1), Caroline du Nord (40), New Jersey (2), New York (8), Ohio (8), Pennsylvania (6), Puerto Rico (1), South Carolina (5), Tennessee (4), Texas (11), Virginia (8), Washington (1), and Wisconsin (1). Here is the current race roster: https://www.runreg.com/Confirmed/5627

The Official Charity of BADWATER CAPE FEAR is the Bald Head Island Conservancy, a leader in barrier island conservation, preservation, and education. Race participants and supporters appreciate that BHIC cares for this race route’s pristine setting and its role as a sea turtle nesting site, and are encouraged to fundraise for BHIC and support its mission. Learn more at http://www.bhic.org

Local Sponsors include Coastal Urge, which will host a pre-race social mixer at their Bald Head Island location, and Big Spoon Roasters of Durham, Caroline du Nord. The finish line feast and the post-race breakfast will be catered by Maritime Market. Special home rental offers on Bald Head Island are available through Bald Head Island Limited, Wendy Wilmot Properties, and Seabreeze Rentals, while the Hampton Inn in Southport has also extended a special rate. Marybeth and George Ray of Southport Paddle & Sail will also support the race with their time and talent. The event is being hosted under special permits from the Village of Bald Head Island and Fort Fisher State Recreation Area.

Badwater Cape Fear is the first leg of the BADWATER® ULTRA CUP, which includes Badwater Cape Fear onMars 19, the 81-mile Badwater Salton Sea in Borrego Springs, CA on Mai 1-2, and then the STYR Labs Badwater 135 from California’s Death Valley to Mt. Whitney on Juillet 18-20. Ces coureurs qui terminent tous les trois événements plein-distance dans la même année civile seront présentés sur le site Web de Badwater et leurs vertus seront exaltées à travers l'Internet et dans les futures éditions de BADWATER Magazine.

AdventureCORPS®, Inc. is an athlete-run firm producing and promoting ultra-endurance sports events and BADWATER®, the world’s toughest brand and the world’s toughest races. L'aventure est notre mode de vie. AdventureCORPS’ world-class events for athlete-adventurers include epic races such as the BADWATER® 135, BADWATER® SALTON SEA, BADWATER® CAPE FEAR, Silver State 508™, and other events. Our products include Badwater® Apparel, Badwater® Skin Care, Badwater® Gear, as well as other lifestyle items and services. Fondée en 1984 par Chris Kostman, cet effort de groupe est dédié à l'exploration de l'univers intérieur et extérieur, en quête d'aventure, l'énergie, et la perspicacité dans la vie quotidienne et “là-bas.”

See an aerial video of the 2014 course: http://vimeo.com/95564034

Attachments: An image of the 51-mile race finisher’s buckle is attached, along with other images from the race’s two previous editions.

Contactez:

Chris Kostman, Aventure chef de la direction et directeur de course

AdventureCORPS, Inc.

638 Lindero Canyon Rd. #311

Oak Park, CA 91377 USA

http://www.adventurecorps.com

http://www.badwater.com

 

Application Window Open Until February 2 for STYR Labs Badwater® 135, “Le plus difficile course à pied dans le monde.

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Furnace Creek, CA – AdventureCORPS®, Inc, hosts of the STYR Labs Badwater 135 Ultramarathon, is currently accepting applications for this year’s race, scheduled for Juillet 1820, 2016. Now in its 39th year and recognized globally as “le monde de la course à pied les plus difficiles,” this iconic race pits up to 100 des plus difficiles athlètes du monde – coureurs, triathlètes, coureurs d'aventure, et des alpinistes – une contre l'autre et les éléments. The race starts at Badwater Basin within Death Valley Parc national, the lowest point in North America at 280 pieds (85m) ci-dessous niveau de la mer, and the location officially recognized as the hottest spot on earth (hitting 134 degrees Fahrenheit in 1913). From that auspicious start line, the course covers 135 miles (217km) non-stop over the most epic terrain imaginable. including traversing three mountain ranges for a total of 14,600 pieds (4450m) of cumulative vertical ascent and 6,100 pieds (1859m) cumulatif de la descente. The race finishes at the end of the road high on Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the Lower 48, making it the most demanding and extreme running race offered anywhere on the planet. For those who finish in less than 48 heures, their reward is the coveted Badwater 135 belt buckle (see attached). Il n'ya pas de prix en argent.

With a field limit of 100 coureurs, the STYR Labs Badwater 135 is, and always has been, an invitational race. Applicants must meet rigorous qualifying standards prior to submitting an application, which is then reviewed and scored by a committee. For rookie entrants, minimum requirements include three 100-mile race finishes or a completion of the Brazil 135, plus submitting an extensive application with running resumé, details of charitable efforts, along with answering a variety of questions ranging fromWhat percentage of your athletic peers would say that you are a good human being?” à “Who is your favorite author and/or book?” More information is here:http://www.badwater.com/event/badwater-135/#tab-entry The actual application is here: https://www.runreg.com/BW135

Based on past participation, it is anticipated that the 2016 field will include runners from 20 à 25 American states and represent 20 à 25 countries or nationalities.

Now in its seventeenth year producing this race, AdventureCORPS is pleased to welcome the support of title sponsor STYR Labs (formerly Nutrimatix), makers of the world’s best tasting, all-natural vitamin products, blended using a combination of personal fitness data and responses to an interactive lifestyle questionnaire. These customized supplements are backed by real science and more than 30 years of pharmaceutical and exercise research, as well as through three consecutive Badwater 135 finishes by the company’s founder and CEO, Sergio Radovcic.

AdventureCORPS also greatly appreciates the support of Caring House Project Foundation, ZZYXXZ, Nathan Performance Gear, and ZombieRunner.com, plus the local support of Furnace Creek Ranch, Stovepipe Wells Resort, Panamint Springs Resort, Dow Villa, Pizza Factory, la communauté de Lone Pine, CA, the people of Inyo County, et d'autres sociétés et individus généreux. Plus d'info: http://www.badwater.com/about-us/sponsors/

Official Charities of the Badwater 135 include the Challenged Athletes Foundation. Comme l'un des organismes de bienfaisance très peu qui accorde des subventions directement aux athlètes ayant un handicap physique, la Fondation Challenged athlètes a soulevé plus de trente millions de dollars et des milliers d'athlètes directement assistées contestées dans le monde entier. AdventureCORPS also supports the Bald Head Island Conservancy, Conservation Alliance, and One Percent For The Planet, among others. One of the goals of the Badwater 135 is to raise funds for, et la sensibilisation des, these organizations, along with minimizing and mitigating environmental impact. Plus d'info: http://www.badwater.com/about-us/charities/ et http://www.badwater.com/about-us/environment/

The event is held under special use permits from Death Valley Parc national, California Department of Transportation, Inyo National Forest, et comté d'Inyo.

CONTACT

Chris Kostman, Aventure chef de la direction et directeur de course

AdventureCORPS, Inc.

638 Lindero Canyon Rd. #311

Oak Park, CA 91377 USA

http://www.adventurecorps.com

http://www.badwater.com

http://twitter.com/badwater

http://www.facebook.com/badwater135

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Surprise Flower Show: Death Valley Bloom

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TURNING TO PEOPLE ON THE GROUND in a particularly remote destination has forever been the time-honored way a traveler can tell when the optimal moment is to go. Absolutely, webcams have helped a bit here, as we can now see, with our own peepers, just how much snow a favorite ski slope might have or if a beach is looking crowded or not. We still, however, await word from Death Valley National Park, and the people who work there, on the matter of a yearly phenomenon that can be great, or on the so-so side, depending on the weather and rain. We speak of the springtime bloom, a marvel of the desert, something that truly has to be seen in person. And reports are coming in from the rangers and hotels of the national park thatSpring Has Sprung in Death Valley!” and on the early side, trop. Of course, past Januaries have seen some sprightly flower action, but thanks to those epic October rains, and other factors, it looks like the Desert Gold and the Brown-Eyed Evening Primrose and other classic desert buds are revving up for a good show

 

Read full article here
Source: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/blogs/worth-the-trip/Surprise-Flower-Show-Death-Valley-Bloom-365239481.html#ixzz3yTyqAn9v

Park Hosts Death Valley Scotty Radio Play Fundraiser

Vallée de la Mort, CA –Metabolic Studio IOU Radio will be performing Death Valley Scotty at the

Furnace Creek Visitor Center, Death Valley National Park, on January 30, 2016 au 6:00 h. Tous les

are invited to watch and listen in to this radio drama written in 1931 and originally airing in

1955 as part of the Death Valley Days series.

Death Valley Scotty was a prospector, performer, raconteur, conman, husband and father. Dans

1885 he met Albert Johnson, an easterner who was recovering from an accident that nearly

killed him. Scotty helped him to recover and cemented a secretive, life-long partnership which

included the construction of Scotty’s Castle, an elaborate Spanish style mansion in a remote

desert valley, now part of Death Valley National Park. Free with his stories and his cash, Scotty

quickly became one of the West’s most prominent legends whose exploits appeared in news

outlets across the country.

Metabolic Studio IOU Theatre is a troupe of performers from the Owens Valley of California.

They are taking their show on the road to support efforts to repair damage to Scotty’s Castle

caused by the unprecedented flash flooding in October 2015. For more information about

Metabolic Studio please visit http://www.metabolicstudio.org

Tickets are $20 par personne, cash only, à la porte. To reserve a seat and pay by phone, appel 1-

800-478-8564 poste 10. All proceeds will be donated to the Scotty’s Castle Historic Preservation

Fund. The event is sponsored by the Death Valley Natural History Association (DVNHA), une

non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the natural and

cultural resources of the Death Valley region. DVNHA has been an official partner with Death

Valley National Park since 1954.

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Death Valley National Park invites public to Christmas Bird Count

Vallée de la Mort, CA–Starting December 14th, and through the holiday season, citizen scientists will once again fan out across America and America’s national parks to count birds. One of the longest running citizen science events in the world, the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count (CBC) began in 1900. It provides reliable data that help demonstrate the importance of national parks to birds.

This year the annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) for Death Valley National Park will take place on January 2, 2016. Birders can experience the diversity of habitats and species found in the Death Valley/Furnace Creek area. The public is invited to participate in this count and all skill levels are welcome. For beginners, this is a great opportunity to learn about birds in the area, get identification tips and meet others interested in desert environments.

The bird count will begin at 7 a.m. at the Furnace Creek Golf Course parking lot. Participants should dress in layers and bring a hat, sunscreen, water and food. Binoculars are recommended. Participants do not need to commit to the entire day, but must be there at 7 a.m. All skill levels are welcome. Contact Linda Manning 760-786-3252 ou linda_manning@nps.gov. Food and lodging are available in Death Valley National Park and in surrounding communities.

The data collected by CBC participants over the past century allow researchers, conservation biologists, and other interested individuals to study the long-term health and status of bird populations across North America. When combined with other bird surveys, it provides a picture of how the continent’s bird populations have changed over the past hundred years. The long-term perspective made possible by the Christmas Bird Count is vital for conservationists. It helps guide strategies to protect birds and their habitat, and helps identify environmental issues with implications for people as well. Each year, the CBC mobilizes more than 70,000 volunteers in more than 2,400 locations. When compiled, the results will be posted at http://birds.audubon.org/christmas-bird-count.

The Christmas Bird Count is also a fun day to be outdoors, learn about local and migratory bird species, and meet new people.

For more information about Death Valley, voir nps.gov/deva.

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Death Valley '49ers Pré-Campement - Novembre 1-5, 2015

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Campement: Mercredi 11 Novembre à dimanche 15 Novembre, 2015

Rejoignez-nous dans Furnace Creek, CA. 2015 Pré-Campement: Dimanche 8 Novembre au 10 Novembre mardi. 2015 Campement: Mercredi 11 Novembre à dimanche 15 Novembre, 2015. Encampment events begin Wednesday and run until Sunday. These five days are filled with events including old-time and western-style music, une exposition d'art sur invitation de l'Ouest, expositions d'artisanat, golf tournament, wheelbarrow and prospector’s races, un concours de costume de pionnier, 4visites X4, wagon de train et chevaux défilés, community breakfasts and our Worlds Lowest 1849 Tournois de Poker.

Pour plus de détails voir www.deathvalley49ers.org/encampment

Rio Tinto Minerals Donates $50,000 for Death Valley National Park

Gift supports video project for National Park Service Centennial Anniversary in 2016

Vallée de la Mort, CA – Rio Tinto Minerals has donated $50,000 to produce a documentary video series on the unique beauty and history of Death Valley National Park as part of the National Park Service Centennial anniversary in 2016.

The gift was made through the non-profit Death Valley Natural History Association to support the Death Valley National Park video project, a multi-agency collaboration with the National Park Service and Bristlecone Media, whose documentary credits include The Mono Lake Story, Eastern Sierra Land Trust, et Grand Canyon in Depth.

The “Death Valley Explorer” video series is designed to engage the public in the park’s rich environmental and cultural history. Each episode will feature visually stunning imagery and inspiring natural and human stories that highlight the unique attributes of America’s lowest, hottest and driest National Park.

“Rio Tinto Minerals is extremely proud of our heritage that dates back to the 1880s, when our 20 Mule Team wagons first hauled Borax out of Death Valley, and still today, remain one of the most memorable icons of the American West,” Dean Gehring, President and CEO of Rio Tinto Minerals. “Our hope is that this video series inspires a new generation of Americans to appreciate Death Valley’s one-of-a-kind geology and history that has been so important to our employees and the local community.”

La National Park Service and the National Park Foundation recently launched Find Your Park, a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the milestone centennial anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016 and setting the stage for the next 100 ans. The goal of the NPS Centennial is to connect with and create the next generation of park visitors, supporters, and advocates.

“We hope this series will strengthen the connection between the American people and Death Valley National Park, and build a sense of ownership and pride, inspiring a commitment to its stewardship,” stated acting Superintendent Mallory Smith.

Rio Tinto Minerals’ commitment to environmental preservation dates back to the early days of Borax. Dans 1916, previous company officials helped write the language that was adopted by Congress to establish the National Park Service.

Later the company, which operated for decades as U.S. Borax, donated land holdings to the federal government and lobbied to have the area protected as a National Monument in 1933, and again as a National Park in 1994. Dans 2010, Rio Tinto Minerals donated an additional 110 acres and associated mineral rights to Death Valley National Park.

About Rio Tinto Minerals Part of Rio Tinto Group, Rio Tinto Minerals supplies about 30 percent of the world’s refined borates – a critical ingredient in hundreds of products including glass, fiberglass, ceramics, fertilizers, wood preservatives and detergents – from its operation in California’s Mojave Desert, one of the richest borate deposits on earth. Learn more at http://www.riotintominerals.com/.

About National Park Service Since 1916, the American people have entrusted the National Park Service with the care of their national parks, which includes more than 400 places that have 275 million visitors every year. Death Valley is the largest U.S. National Park outside Alaska at 3.4 millions d'acres. À propos 91% of the park is protected as officially designated Wilderness.

About Death Valley Natural History Association Since 1954 the Death Valley Natural History Association (DVNHA) has been the official nonprofit partner of Death Valley National Park. In that time, DVNHA has donated over $3.5 million to the National Park supporting education, preservation, and scientific research. For more information or to make a donation, please go to http://www.dvnha.org ou appeler 800-478-8564.

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Former Death Valley Employee Named as New Park Superintendent

Mike Reynolds (1)

Mike Reynolds has been named as the new superintendent of Death Valley National Park, located in eastern California and western Nevada. He replaces Kathy Billings who recently retired. Reynolds will begin his new assignment on May 31, 2015, managing a staff of 125 full-time employees and an annual budget of approximately $9 million.

“Mike is an experienced leader with the National Park Service, and we know his skills, experience, and passion for Death Valley make him a great fit for Death Valley National Park,” said Pacific West Regional Director Chris Lehnertz. “I am delighted to keep him in our region and know that park staff, partners, and community members will enjoy working with him.”

Reynolds most recently served as superintendent of Lava Beds National Monument and the Tule Lake Unit of World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, both located in northeastern California. He has worked with both the local and Japanese American communities to develop the future of the new Tule Lake Unit. A general management plan is nearing its final stages. Reynolds will indirectly continue his affiliation with the story of Japanese American incarceration through Death Valley’s close connection to Manzanar National Historic Site.

“I am excited by the chance to further the NPS mission at Death Valley and humbled by the opportunity to serve the visitors, resources, and staff at the park,” said Mike Reynolds. “Death Valley is a world class resource and I look forward to the opportunity to live and work there again.”

Reynolds has worked for the National Park Service for more than 18 years and has served at Big Bend, Great Smoky Mountains, Vallée de la Mort, and Yellowstone National Parks. He also spent three and a half years as superintendent at the National Park of American Samoa. Reynolds has a BS in Math and Business Operations from Indiana University and an MS in Outdoor Recreation from Arizona State University. Reynolds will relocate to Death Valley along with his partner, Sarah Bone, and his Samoan cat named Tele. As avid outdoor enthusiasts, they look forward to running, hiking, and backpacking throughout the beautiful and wild park.

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BADWATER Cape Fear returns to North Carolina on March 21

(See our brand new, totally redesigned www.Badwater.com website for all the info!)

The BADWATER® ultra running experience returns to the East Coast in two weeks when the second BADWATER CAPE FEAR race takes place on Bald Head Island, Caroline du Nord sur Mars 21, 2015. An image of the 51-mile race finisher’s buckle is attached, along with other images from the race’s inaugural edition in March of 2014.

See an aerial video of the 2014 course: http://vimeo.com/95564034

Download the Cape Fear edition of BADWATER Magazine (48 pages, full-color): http://www.adventurecorps.com/downloads/bw/2015March.pdf

Avec des options 50 km et de 51 milles, Badwater® Cape Fear features a twelve-mile warm-up on the car-free, une voie échelle routes de Bald Head Island, suivie soit 19 ou 39 miles de courir sur la plage de sable sauvage et isolée entre Cape Fear et Fort Fisher. La course se déroule le long de la côte Atlantique avec des vues spectaculaires de la poêle Shoals, à l'est et marais sauvages et peu développées à l'ouest. It is and dramatic, vivifiant, and inspiring manner in which to experience Cape Fear in all its grandeur!

Ce beau cadre naturel est l'antidote parfait à la “monde réel” and a wonderful counterpart to the desert sands of Death Valley and Anza-Borrego Desert featured in the two West Coast BADWATER® races.

Île de tête chauve et à proximité Southport, Caroline du Nord (dans le film “Safe Haven”) sont des lieux de vacances idéales escapade pour toute la famille, situé à moins d'une heure de Wilmington, NC et de son aéroport principal service Delta et US Airways (flying into Myrtle Beach, SC is another convenient option.)

Une fois la beauté remarquable et le charme du sud pittoresque de cette région sont expérimentés fois, nous prévoyons que la plupart des participants Badwater Cape Fear feront de cette course un pèlerinage annuel.

Dans 2014, eighty runners from 17 states plus Canada, ranging in age from 20 à 72, competed. See the entire 2014 webcast here:
http://www.badwater.com/results-history/2014-badwater-cape-fear-webcast/

With registration closing in the next few days, l' 2015 year the race will feature a field of approximately 130 coureurs. Il ya 42 les femmes et les 88 hommes, ranging in age from 20 à 69, currently registered. Full race roster: https://www.runreg.com/Confirmed/5239

Countries represented in the 2015 field include Canada, Singapore, and the Philippines, plus runners represent 26 American states, districts, and territories: Alabama (3), Californie (3), Connecticut (1), District of Columbia (1), Florida (24), Georgia (3), Illinois (1), Massachusetts (2), Maryland (5), Minnesota (1), Missouri (1), Caroline du Nord (40), Nebraska (1), Nevada (2), New Jersey (2), New York (4), Ohio (4), Pennsylvania (5), Puerto Rico (1), South Carolina (3), Tennessee (5), Texas (4), Virginia (4), Washington (1), and Wisconsin (3).

The Official Charity of BADWATER CAPE FEAR is the Bald Head Island Conservancy, a leader in barrier island conservation, preservation, and education. Race participants will appreciate that BHIC cares for this race route’s pristine setting and its role as a sea turtle nesting site, and are encouraged to fundraise for BHIC and support its mission.

The goal of the race is to raise $10,000 for Bald Head Island Conservancy, which is enough to purchase one of the special UTV vehicles which BHIC uses to patrol the beach and care for sea turtle nesting sites, as shown in the attached photograph. Learn more at http://www.bhic.org

Local Sponsors include Coastal Urge, which will host a pre-race social mixer at their Bald Head Island location. The finish line feast and the post-race breakfast will be catered by Maritime Market. Special home rental offers on Bald Head Island are available through Bald Head Island Limited, Wendy Wilmot Properties, and Seabreeze Rentals, while the Hampton Inn in Southport has also extended a special rate. Marybeth and George Ray of Southport Paddle & Sail will also support the race with their time and talent. The event is being hosted under special permits from the Village of Bald Head Island and Fort Fisher State Recreation Area.

Badwater Cape Fear is the first leg of the BADWATER® ULTRA CUP, qui comprend Badwater Cape Fear sur Mars 21, la 81-mile Badwater Salton Sea mai 3-4, puis Badwater 135 en Juillet 28-30. Ces coureurs qui terminent tous les trois événements plein-distance dans la même année civile seront présentés sur le site Web de Badwater et leurs vertus seront exaltées à travers l'Internet et dans les futures éditions de BADWATER Magazine. Les coureurs masculins et féminins avec les temps combinés les plus bas pour les trois événements seront reconnus comme l' 2015 Champions Badwater Ultra Coupe. More information, including the seven remarkable athletes who completed the entire Badwater Ultra Cup in 2014, is available at http://www.badwater.com/event/badwater-ultra-cup/

AdventureCORPS®, Inc. is an athlete-run firm producing and promoting ultra-endurance sports events and the BADWATER® brand. L'aventure est notre mode de vie. AdventureCORPS’ world-class events for athlete-adventurers include epic races such as the BADWATER® 135, BADWATER® SALTON SEA, BADWATER® CAPE FEAR, Silver State 508™, and other events. Our products include Badwater® Apparel, Badwater® Skin Care, Badwater® Gear, as well as other great lifestyle items and services. Fondée en 1984 par Chris Kostman, cet effort de groupe est dédié à l'exploration de l'univers intérieur et extérieur, en quête d'aventure, l'énergie, et la perspicacité dans la vie quotidienne et “là-bas.”

Contactez:
Chris Kostman, Aventure chef de la direction et directeur de course
AdventureCORPS, Inc.
638 Lindero Canyon Rd. #311
Oak Park, CA 91377 USA
http://www.adventurecorps.com
http://www.badwater.com

Zabriskie Point Open to Visitors

Vallée de la Mort, CA—Just in time for springtime visitors, Death Valley National Park announced that access to Zabriskie Point and surrounding areas are now open. Major rehabilitation work at the site that took place during the winter has been completed. Unstable support walls were repaired to improve safety conditions, and concrete benches have been installed on the walkway leading up to the vista point.

 

La vista populaire a été construit par la côte du Pacifique Borax Société dans les années 1920 et a été nommé d'après le vice-président de l'entreprise et directeur général, Christian Zabriskie. Le site a été initialement conçu comme un waystop pour les visiteurs dans les automobiles à voir Manly Beacon, le point de repère important dans de Death Valley "Badlands". Il reste comme l'une des zones les plus visités dans le parc.

 

Due to prevalent fall and winter precipitation in the park, wildflowers are abundant on alluvial fans and in swales and gulleys across the park landscape. For more information about Death Valley and to plan your trip to the park, voir www.nps.gov / devaou voir www.facebook.com/DeathValleyNP for wildflower updates.

 

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Death Valley National Park pleure la perte d'ami de longue date du Parc

Dr. Jacques (Jim) Deacon Professeur émérite distingué de l'Université du Nevada, Las Vegas, École des sciences de la vie, est décédé à son domicile le Février 23, 2015.

 

Jim eu une longue carrière dans la conservation des poissons du désert et de leurs habitats. Son travail et sa capacité à communiquer sur ces travaux ont abouti à un sens, la protection à long terme pour les ressources aquatiques du Nevada et au sud-ouest du désert. Ce était ses enquêtes dans Devils trou qui a appelé l'attention sur le sort des pupfish Devils trou. (Devils Hole est situé au sein de la National Wildlife Refuge Ash Meadows près de Pahrump, NV, et est géré par Death Valley National Park.) Son témoignage a été la clé dans le repère 1976 Décision de la Cour suprême qui protège un droit d'eau National Park Service pour cette espèce et son écosystème. Dans les années suivantes la décision du tribunal, Jim est resté impliqué dans l'effort de protection de pupfish Devils trou par sa participation à l'équipe de rétablissement Cyprinodon diabolis et d'innombrables discussions ad hoc avec beaucoup qui ont travaillé à préserver cette espèce et de son habitat.

 

Dans le cadre des efforts de conservation de poissons début du désert, Jim était un des membres fondateurs du Conseil de poissons désert qui avaient sa réunion inaugurale à Death Valley National Park en 1975. Pour citer un de ses amis et collègues Edwin P. (Phil) Pentes, Secrétaire exécutif du Conseil Desert Fishes (un poste qu'il occupe depuis 1975):

 

"Pour moi, Jim a toujours été un ami précieux qui a été extrêmement utile dans la planification et mise en œuvre des programmes de récupération menées par le Conseil Desert poissons et ses membres. Il est difficile d'écrire sur Jim sans reconnaître ses mentors et collègues. Je pense que du regretté Carl Hubbs, Bob Miller, et W.L. Minckley, toutes les légendes dans leur propre droit. Pour dire que Jim Deacon sera manqué est un euphémisme. Je me souviendrai toujours de sa voix quand il m'a téléphoné 1976 suite à la décision de la Cour suprême Devils trou: “Phil, nous avons gagné!! Je ai fermé ma porte de bureau et pleuré ".

Outre ses réalisations remarquables et de nombreux prix et la reconnaissance, Jim a joué un rôle dans l'établissement de la première MS de UNLV. et un doctorat. programmes (en biologie) et encadré plus de 25 maîtrise et au doctorat au cours de sa 42 année UNLV carrière.

 

Pour plus d'informations sur la carrière et de la vie des réalisations de Jim se il vous plaît voir les liens suivants:

https://www.facebook.com/pages / Desert-Poissons-Conseil

http://www.reviewjournal.com/nouvelles / noté unlv-biologiste-james-diacre-a-mort

 

Jim Deacon

Légende photo pour accompagner: Dr. Jim Deacon (gauche) donnant une interview au Devils Hole in Août 1970.

 

 

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2015 Badwater 135

 

Nous sommes heureux d'annoncer que le 2015 Badwater 135, le monde de la course à pied les plus difficiles, aura lieu Juillet 28

-30 sur la route traditionnelle de Badwater Mt. Whitney. La course aura un départ à trois ondes dans la soirée, mais, autrement, se tiendra essentiellement identique à Badwater précédente 135 courses *. Comme ce était le cas dans 2014, 100 coureurs seront acceptés à la concurrence et chaque participant seront limités à un seul véhicule de soutien et un maximum de quatre membres de l'équipage. Nous sommes ravis de retourner à Death Valley!

Les demandes seront acceptées Janvier 19 à Février 2 Détails seulement et additionnelles sont sur le site de la course. Nous espérons que vous vous joindrez à nous pour un ou plusieurs événements dans BADWATER® 2015!

* Nous aurons une annonce plus détaillée après le Nouvel An sur les nouvelles règles et les règlements pour les événements sportifs exploitation dans Death Valley National Park. La plupart de l'impact des nouvelles règles aura sur nous, les organisateurs, avec plus de bureaucratie et les frais supplémentaires. participants à l'événement et les équipes de soutien verront pas trop qui est différent, autre que plus de règles à suivre.

La BADWATER® CUP ULTRA comprend Badwater Cape Fear dans Mars, Badwater Salton Sea mai, et Badwater 135 en Juillet. Ces coureurs qui terminent tous les trois événements plein-distance dans la même année civile seront présentés sur le site Web de Badwater et leurs vertus seront exaltées à travers l'Internet et dans les futures éditions de BADWATER Magazine.

L'inscription est déjà ouverte pour les deux premières courses de Badwater 2015. Inscrivez-vous maintenant!

2015 ADVENTURECORPS / CALENDRIER bain d'eau DES ÉVÉNEMENTS

Mars 21, 2015 (Samedi)
Bain d'eau Cape Fear
50km ou 51mi
Bald Head Islande, Caroline du Nord
L'inscription est maintenant ouverte! Plus 60 coureurs déjà inscrits!
Venez pendant plusieurs jours et faire une pause des vacances de printemps pour votre famille ou exécutant copains!
http://www.badwater.com/capefear /

Mai 3-4, 2015 (Dimanche-lundi)
Bain d'eau Salton Sea
81 miles (Tous les coureurs doivent entrer en équipe de trois et courir ensemble, pas de relais, pendant la durée.)
Borrego Springs, Californie
L'inscription est maintenant ouverte!
http://www.badwater.com/ss/

Juillet 28-30, 2015 (Mardi-jeudi)
Bain d'eau 135
135 miles
Furnace Creek, Californie
Les demandes seront acceptées Janvier 19 à Février 2 SEULEMENT
http://www.badwater.com

Octobre 17-30, 2015
Bain d'eau présente Mustang Race Trail
Huit jours Stage Race à moins de 14 jours d'aventure au Népal!
Ouverture des inscriptions très bientôt!
Limité à seulement 25 arrivants!
http://www.badwater.com/nepal/

AUSSI:
Septembre 19-21, 2015 (Samedi et lundi)
Silver State 508 Ultracycling Race
508 miles
Reno, Nevada
Ouverture des inscriptions Mars 9.
http://www.the508.com

ENTRÉE EN AUTOMNE, 2016:

Badwater Cerro Gordo
100 miles
Lone Pine, CA
La Badwater Cerro Gordo 100-mile course à pied est l'une des courses à pied les plus exigeantes et extrêmes offerts ne importe où sur la planète. Sur la base de la Badwater 135 itinéraire utilisé dans 2014, elle couvre 100 miles (162km) non-stop de Lone Pine, CA au sommet de Horseshoe Meadow (élève. 10,000 pieds / 3048m), puis à travers la vallée Owens à un 5,500 pied chemin de terre montée à la ville fantôme de Cerro Gordo, et alors, après avoir traversé Lone Pine, une ascension spectaculaire finale au point le plus élevé sur le mont pavée. Whitney, CA. Des détails supplémentaires à venir.

AUTRES NOUVELLES
– Surveillez nos annonces pleine page dans les deux prochaines éditions de l'ultra running Magazine!
– La nouvelle marque, totalement redessiné Badwater.com site sera mis en ligne en Décembre!
– Beaucoup de grande vitesse de Badwater et commémoratifs sont disponibles dans le magasin Badwater hébergé chez ZombieRunner! Cliquez sur http://tinyurl.com/BadwaterStore

Magasinage des Fêtes!
Nous avons de grands cadeaux et goodies Badwater vraiment utiles et de motivation, y compris le Juillet 2014 60-page, couleur eau du bain Magazine, ainsi que des lunettes de soleil Badwater dans beaucoup de couleurs, Badwater ZZYXXZ t-shirts réfléchissants et citernes les sommets des femmes, Badwater Headsweats chapeaux avec filetage réfléchissante, Piscine Lip Balm, sacs à dos fourre-tout, serviettes, pare-chocs des bâtons, onesies bébé, livres, et beaucoup plus! Ce est tous disponibles à notre magasin en ligne hébergé par Zombierunner, appartenant à Badwater 135 vétérans Don Lundell et Gillian Robinson! Cliquez sur plus de:
http://tinyurl.com/BadwaterStore

Participez à la conversation!
Rejoignez-nous sur Twitter: badwater (Utilisez hashtags #badwaterCF, #badwaterSS, ou # badwater135, en fonction de la course, vous faites référence!)
Rejoignez-nous sur Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/badwater135
Rejoignez-nous sur Instagram: badwaterHQ

Nous espérons que vous avez une fantastique saison des vacances et nous sommes impatients de partager quelques grandes aventures avec vous 2015! Merci pour votre soutien!

Sportivement vôtre,
Chris Kostman,
Aventure chef de la direction et directeur de course


AdventureCORPS, Inc.
638 Lindero Canyon Rd. #311
Oak Park, CA 91377 USA

Zabriskie Point fermé aux visiteurs pour la saison d'hiver

Vallée de la Mort, CA–Death Valley National Park a annoncé que Décembre à partir 1, 2014 à Avril 30, 2015, tous les accès à Zabriskie Point et les régions avoisinantes sera fermé pour d'importants travaux de réhabilitation sur le site. Les entrepreneurs seront sur place pour réparer les murs de soutien instables et améliorer les conditions de sécurité. Actuellement, les murs se détériorent dans la mesure où ils représentent un danger pour la sécurité publique.

 

La vista populaire a été construit par la côte du Pacifique Borax Société dans les années 1920 et a été nommé d'après le vice-président de l'entreprise et directeur général, Christian Zabriskie. Le site a été initialement conçu comme un waystop pour les visiteurs dans les automobiles à voir Manly Beacon, le point de repère important dans de Death Valley "Badlands". Il reste comme l'une des zones les plus visités dans le parc.

 

Autres sites de la région à visiter pendant la fermeture recommandées par le personnel du parc sont d'or Canyon, Artiste Disque, Voir ou de Dante pour vues exceptionnelles sur la vallée et les sommets lointains. Pour planifier votre voyage au parc, voir www.nps.gov / deva.

Lors de la construction, CA Hwy 190 restera ouvert à la circulation.

 

 

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Death Valley National Park renonce aux frais d'entrée le jour de week-end des anciens combattants

Vallée de la Mort, CA–Le National Park Service vous invite à profiter des nombreuses possibilités de loisirs disponibles à Death Valley National Park en commémoration de la Journée des anciens combattants, Novembre 11, 2014. Maintenant que le temps a refroidi, vous pouvez profiter d'être à l'extérieur de nouveau dans toutes les zones du parc. Les droits d'entrée ne seront acceptées. Camping taxes et frais d'agrément élargis, tels que le château des billets pour la tournée de Scotty, sera toujours appliquer. Se il vous plaît consulter le site Web du parc www.nps.gov / deva Pour les dernières informations sur les fermetures de routes.

 

Toutes les unités seront Parc national de renoncer aux frais d'entrée en l'honneur de la Fête de l'ancien combattant. Pour plus d'informations à propos de Death Valley NP, appel 760-786-3200 ou voir http://nps.gov/deva. Pour plus d'informations sur les autres jours de honoraires libres dans les parcs nationaux, aller à http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.

 

 

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