Death Valley Field Trip - April 8-9, 2021


We are planning a quick LPA field trip to Death Valley on April 8 and 9 th , 2021. We realize it is short notice, but we wanted to do some night photography during the new moon. We hope that you will be able to join us! Please make your hotel reservations ASAP. This is the busy season.

We will meet up on Thursday, April 8 th at 3:00 PM at the Stove Pipe Wells Store and Gas Station located in Death Valley California. We will going to the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes located near Stove Pipe Wells after the meet-up to get the Golden Light on the Sand Dunes at Sunset and some night photography in the Devils Cornfield. Think about bringing a tripod and intervalometer to get star trails/milky way shots, and a flashlight for light painting. We will then head to Beatty, Nevada to check into our hotels and dinner, and then meet up for a nighttime shoot at Rhyolite Ghost Town with light painting of the sculptures and old buildings, as well as milky way and/or star trails.

Friday, we will plan on shooting in the Valley at Borax Wagon, Artist’s Pallet, Bad Water Salt Flats, etc. We can decide those details based on the interests of the group. Our day will end late afternoon, giving us time for an evening drive home. You are free to stay an extra day, if you would like, but the field trip will officially end on Friday afternoon.

Make sure to bring plenty of drinking water and snacks! Check the weather and dress appropriately.

Please sign up for this trip below. If you have any questions call Steve at 720-436-9094 or Kathy at 661-256-8144 or 661-317-1884.

There is a $25 dollar entry fee to stay in Death Valley for a week unless you have the Parks Pass; then it is a free entry.

Camping and Lodging

Lodging: We are planning on staying in Beatty, Nevada, due to the night Rhyolite photo shoot. It has reasonable hotel accommodations:

  • Motel 6 (775) 553-9090
  • Stage Coach Motel and Casino (775)553- 2419
  • Death Valley Inn (775)553-9400
  • Exchange Club Motel (775)553-2333
  • Atomic Inn (775) 553-2250

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