Backpacking 140 miles through Death Valley
This last March I set out to backpack the length of Death Valley National Park. Due to some snowed-in roads and a little equipment failure I ended up cutting the trip short at about 140 miles. It was some of the most grueling and most beautiful backpacking I’ve ever done.
- 140 miles
- 20+ miles a day, partially off-trail, partially following dirt roads
- 55 pound backpack when loaded with 2.75 gallons of water
- 2 days between water caches