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Talking Rocks
Week-long Tours in the Desert Southwest

Death Valley Tour

October 24-31, 2021   Cancelled

From October 24- November 7, I will be in the Death Valley area and eastern Utah with Ted Hoehn and Gerry Bryant visiting sites in preparation for next year’s tours.

The neighborhood of Death Valley National Park includes a cornucopia of natural wonders.

Stromatolites more than a billion years old. Fish ponds surrounded by desert, ponds that are tiny remnants of immense lakes that filled the valleys here, the fish themselves the last survivors of a once-teeming watery world. Sand dunes, deep valleys hiding lush oases.

Telescope Peak, 11,000 feet above sea level, snowy in winter, home of bristlecone pines overlooks Badwater, a brackish wet spot 282 feet below sea level where summer temperatures commonly are more than 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

We will enjoy the superlative food prepared by our chef, Robert Johnston, and evening conversations that are rich and wide-ranging.

Gerry Bryant, co-founder and science director of Talking Rocks, will be our guide, and we will enjoy presentations by other specialists as well.

I hope you can join us next year.

As is stated elsewhere on this web site: If you have any questions, contact John McLarty. jtmclarty@gmail.com or 253-350-1211.