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UTTransplant

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Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« on: February 23, 2018, 04:58:11 PM »
Kevin and I just love Death Valley, and we have been lucky enough to get there during the 49ers Encampment for the last two years. I am organizing a RVForum rally for others interested. The camping area has no hookups, though central water and sewer dump are available. Price for the campground (Sunset) is $14/night or $7 with a senior pass. The average temps at this time of year are about 80 as a high and 45-50 as a low. However we have been there with temps in the 90s and lows around 40 (not at the same time though!). Generator hours are generous. As for activities there will be lots and lots of music, chataqua presentations by historical re-enactors, some primitive road adventures (mostly suitable for SUVs), gorgeous views, an art show, vendors, etc. Rally attendees will get together each day for a Happy Hour at our campsite with our propane fire pit (no wood or charcoal fires allowed). The website for the 49ers can be found at http://www.deathvalley49ers.org/ While you donít have to join, I highly encourage attendees to do so. They do a lot of good with the money through grants to the park and scholarships.

Please reply to this message if you are interested.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2018, 12:41:05 PM by UTTransplant »
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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2018, 09:03:02 AM »
We donít quite have our route planned out yet other than knowing we want to do Quartzite in January but this sounds really interesting. We could probably put it on our schedule and then find other things in the area to check out before we head to Arizona  8)

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UTTransplant

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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2018, 10:28:51 AM »
Even if it just comes up with two rigs, I will go ahead and put it on the calendar as a rally. Look for more information and a sign up in the next few hours.
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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2018, 10:32:47 AM »
We leave the US on 31st October and had considered extending our stay to include the 49ers but it means delaying our arrival next year so decided against it.  We will definitely visit Death Valley again as it is just fantastic.  There is a Facebook group dedicated to Death Valley and it is definitely giving us some ideas of places to go that we haven't seen yet.  We met a couple last year that go to this rally every year and love it.
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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2018, 11:20:13 AM »
We're looking at it, but it may be a while before a decision is made -- sounds very interesting, however.
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UTTransplant

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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2018, 12:41:58 PM »
We're looking at it, but it may be a while before a decision is made -- sounds very interesting, however.
Bring your guitar Larry! There are some nice opportunities for musicians.
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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2018, 12:55:32 PM »
I am jealous, I love Death Valley and would love to attend but it is way too far away from me and my RV is now stationary. I will be thinking of you lucky people.
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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2018, 02:25:39 PM »
Hmm, we'll be hosting near Bishop, Ca, so only like 178 miles away.  Not sure yet when the campground closes, but I would think somewhere around the 1st of November.  Might just mosey that way.
Not planning anything this far out.  Did that last year and changed every single plan we made...twice.
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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2018, 05:35:19 PM »
I generally don't plan that far ahead  ;) but since my winter digs are nearby in Pahrump, there's a good chance I'll be able to wander over!

I almost went to the 49er Encampment this year, but when I made a day trip in late September to view a presentation at the Visitor's Center about the Scotty's Castle flood recovery, Furnace Creek Ranch and the Inn were completely torn up by construction and the rangers weren't sure Sunset Campground would open at all this year except for the contracted week of the Encampment.

Things should be back to normal by November, although at this point it looks like Scotty's Castle and maybe Mesquite Campground in the northern part of the park will remain closed until 2020.
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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2018, 08:19:11 PM »
It sure sounds interesting.  Got to talk to the wife if she'd be interested.
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Re: Death Valley rally November 4-11 2018
« Reply #10 on: Today at 04:10:20 PM »
We havenít starting planning that far out but weíll keep an eye on those dates.


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