Despite being a vast land there aren’t a lot of long trails for hiking only at Death Valley National Park. There are a number of jeep roads that double as hiking trails. For my marathon I did a 13.1 mile out and back on Titus Canyon Road. This took me through the fabulous canyon, through rolling mountains and up to Red Pass. I also passed by the abandoned Leadfield mining town. I was very impressed by Death Valley. It was much more colorful than I ever imagined it would be. There are purples and greens and soft pinks all around. It was also more mountainous than I expected.

My friend Jen joined me on the run. While we only stayed together for the first three miles, she finished only her third run of 13.1 miles or more. She totally rocked it on that tough terrain, in the sun and with a backpack full of water and safety gear. She killed Death Valley! Death Valley is a must see. #runningtheparks