Spectacular Dantes View

It was well worth a long drive (a lonely road) to Dantes View. This was our last stop on our first day of journey to Death Valley National Park California. It was already 3:30 pm when we left the main road and it took us about 20 minutes to get there. A 13 mile paved road but the last quarter mile is 15% grade. A steep climb up but so beautiful. Vehicles over 25ft or longer are prohibited on this road. Please watch our short video  Road to Dantes View  to see the road.  There were few cars when we arrived at The Dantes View but those people were out exploring around. It wasn't crowded at all in fact we were the only ones there enjoying the 360 degrees of breathtaking view of Death Valley from 5475 ft high above Sea Level.  We didn't stay long because it was windy and cold.  It would have been nice to explore the area but it was also getting late in a day. There was a Bee Hazard caution sign on the road but we didn't even get the change to see any. Maybe it's because we

Pack Testing for Fire Familiarization training

To be a wildland firefighter type 2 crew you must passed the Arduous Pack Test. Meaning you have to carry 45lbs for 3 miles in less than 45 minutes. Not only you have to passed the mandatory training but also be physically fit.
I'm going to be in Fire Familiarization training next month. I will experience being a wildland Firefighter and get familiarize with the fire . I have most of the mandatory training done. But I still need to go through physical exam as well as pack testing. I've been training and I need to do better. I got my boots and I've started breaking them in by walking 3 miles every day. I'm so excited!