Come along for my first time out into Death Valley with my ARB Roof Top Tent and new Fridge Freezer loaded into the AutoEdit Jeep Wrangler JKU Rubicon for a camping trip.
On this mini overland adventure, I will take you from Ballarat Ghost town and into the very South Western edge of Death Valley National Park and into the beautiful Striped Butte Valley.
Along the way you will get to see a few of the spots I’ve learned about over the years like the Barker Ranch at the top of Goler Wash. That place has a unique history due to one of it’s temporary inhabitants… Charles Manson and his follower.
As we go four wheeling over Mengel Pass and through the rock gardens, you’ll get a look at some of the very exclusive and somewhat hidden cabins way back in the desert.
The Russel Camp and the Geologist’s cabins are jewels situated in remarkable locations in an otherwise sparse desert landscape and are free for all to use but please observe the very common courtesy of keeping them clean and preserved for the next person to enjoy.
We end up at the Geologist’s Cabin which is also known as the Honeymoon Cabin because of how picturesque the little thing is and it’s proximity to the actual “Striped Butte”.
There we camp for the night and listen to the local wildlife, comprising of wild donkeys and coyotes, take turns drinking from the natural spring a few feet from the cabin. OK, that is just a nice way of saying they all make a heck of a ruckus all night long!
I was really happy with the tent and how easy it was to set up, plus it was very comfortable. I brought a sleeping pad but was absolutely fine on the stock pad in the tent.
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