[amsat-bb] Re: KB5WIA / P in Death Valley Next Week (DM17, etc)
herr at ridgenet.net
Sat Apr 23 21:52:51 PDT 2011
No, they do not close DVNP after Easter. It is open all year around. There
are a couple of camp grounds closed after mid April that is only due to
the lower attendance. I was there last year well after Easter and walked
from Furnace Creek to Stovepipe with about 70 other fools for the Death
Valley Walk for Life. Was there just last week, nice 103f weather.
The summer months there is considerable traffic in the park, lots of
Europeans visit then. I will go up in June for the VHF / UHF contest and
operate out of Mahogany Flats near Telescope Peak - nice 8,000 foot spot,
a bit cooler than at Badwater.
>Wow, Dave, did you know that they close down DVNP after Easter for
>the rest of the summer? It can reach +125F or higher at Easter so be
>prepared with lots of water. I loved to visit Bodie and Scottie's
>Castle. I lived in Barstow 1971-1976. The desert was my playground
>with my old 66 GMC suburban V6.
>But been there, done that, and don't miss it! ;-) GL on the sats!
>73, Ed - KL7UW
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