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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