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Death Valley Photo Expedition

Added on by John Downey.

Tomorrow morning I'll be traveling with friends and fellow photographers, Frank Ruggles, Brad Kauffman and Rudy Atallah to Death Valley.  For four days in the great American Southwest, our objective is to capture some unique and timeless images of our largest national park, encompassing over 3.4 million square miles.  

"In 1849 a group of pioneers wandered into [a vast stretch of arid, desolate land] on their way to California, enduring a two-month ordeal of "hunger and thirst and awful silence" as they tried to find their way out of the 140-mile-long-basin. One elderly man died; the others at times assumed they, too, would end their lives here. They were found and rescued, however, and as the party climbed out of the valley over the Panamint Mountains, one of the men turned, looked back, and said, 'Good bye, Death Valley.' The name stuck." - Excerpt from National Geographic's Compete National Parks of the United States.

Though there's little-to-no cel service (a good thing!) in the park, you can follow our progress via this real time gps tracker link by clicking here

I'll be posting select images in early February.  Thanks for visiting.