"Stephen Kinzer is fascinating, has an amazing breadth of knowledge, tells stories in animated and funny ways, and is so interested in others. I didn’t want the trip to end, but had to return to my job!"
Explore this magnificent land of extremes with study leader Frank Ackerman, a former Death Valley National Park Ranger. Visit Badwater Salt Falt, which at 282 feet below sea level, is the lowest place in the Western Hemisphere and the eighth lowest place on Earth. Enjoy a stunning panoramic view of all 11,049 feet of Telescope Peak. Hike through the multi-hued walls of Golden Canyon, and experience sunrise at Zabriskie Point. Learn about the dramatic geology, the remarkably hardy flora and fauna, and the controversial issues surrounding the park. In particular, Frank will discuss policies on mining & groundwater extraction and the effects on the region. We’ve timed the tour for mid-March to optimize the chance of being there for the vibrant spring wildflower bloom.
$1,995 per person, double occupancy