Death Valley December 2021

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  •  December 28, 2021 - January 1, 2022
     3:00 pm - 8:00 am

Click here for complete itinerary and hike details.

Registration status

Once you register, you will be marked as ‘Payment Pending.’ Once I receive your payment, I’ll switch that to ‘Approved.’ As long as we’re communicating about your payment, I’ll consider you as attending.

Red Rock Canyon State Recreation Area



Trip date

  • December 28th 2021 – January 1st 2022.
  • Hikes are on December 29, 30, and 31.
  • Campsite reservation is for Dec 28, 29, 30, and 31.

December 27: There may be an optional overnight at Red Rock Canyon State Recreational Area (about two hours west of Death Valley) for those who want to break up the drive and be able to arrive earlier on the 28th. Select this option in the registration system if you are interested. Registration here is $25/spot (2 cars), which anyone attending will pay for.

Payments (donations)

  • Standard donation for the trip is $75 per adult.
  • Kids are $32 each.
  • Low income is $32. No income screening on my end—if you feel you are low income and prefer to pay the lower price, ti’s your choice to make. My cost for campsite rental is $32/car for the four nights.

How to Pay

The registration system does not handle payments.

Since payments are a donation, you should not need to pay a service fee with online payment system. Please do not list them as a purchase or a service.

  • PayPal:
  • Venmo:  @LeeTramp
  • ask about other online payment methods if you use them
  • If you don’t like online payments, you can email me and I’ll give you a postal address you can send a check to.

RSVP is considered confirmed upon receipt of donation.

Payment covers

  • Campsite rental at Texas Spring (two cars per campsite) for Dec 28, 29, 30, 31.
  • Hike planning and coordination 😉
  • I usually bring a little something special for New Years Eve.

Payment doesn’t cover

  • Park entrance fee ($30/car, discounts available)
  • Food, beverage, snacks, etc.
  • New Year’s Eve Dinner at The Ranch 1849 Restaurant Optional, but usually most people come. This restaurant is not expensive, but not cheap either. You can probably get out for less than $20/person, maybe $15 if you are careful.
  • Hotel/motel rentals for those who chose to stay in a hotel/motel. Se the main page for information about

COVID-19 precautions

This group is a science education group, and the organizers firmly believe in the science of the COVID-19 vaccinations. If you are not willing to get a vaccine, or wear a mask at all times when we are gathered as a group, you are not welcome to attend.

Photo showing the upper campsites at Texas Spring campground