Death Valley Ride – Furnace Creek Ranch

We spent our two nights at Death Valley staying at the Furnace Creek Ranch. It was a very nice resort. A big step up from camping in Mojave Desert the previous two nights. Furnace Creek Ranch has a large General Store, a bicycle shop, several restaurants, and a saloon. The Corkscrew Saloon was … [Read more...]

Mojave Desert and Death Valley Ride – Day 5

This morning we packed up our tents and other gear and left Base Camp Alpha. We headed for Death Valley and Furnace Creek Ranch. First stop was at the ghost town of Ballarat, CA. Ballarat was founded in 1896 as a supply town to mines in the Panamint Mountains. It once had 400 to 500 residents … [Read more...]