We are Reserving Now: November
Amazing Bob Scarborough.
offered often - Last Offered in 2013 - Don't miss this one!
you've been to Death Valley? Be assured, you have not
experienced this place as we will share it with you. Our geologist grew up in this neck of the woods, and was drawn to his lifelong
specialty by his fascination with this truly amazing place! Our days are
filled with explorations with Bob sharing his love and knowledge of its
diverse wonders. We choose the best deluxe accommodations at historic Furnace
Creek Ranch Resort in the heart of Death Valley for your comfort and
its many amenities. Your guestrooms look out across a wide grassy lawn
toward the pool, warmed to a constant 82 degrees by the flow of Furnace
Creek itself. Bring your swimsuit! Two restaurants and a lounge
await to provide your evening comforts. Comfortable temperatures are
typically low-70's daytime and mid-40's at night during our visit. We
begin this adventure at Henderson, NV for very good reasons: Las Vegas
is economical and easy to reach, and Death Valley is not far away.
Frequent flights are available, or it's a pleasant drive from Tucson and
much of the West. Driving? Park your car at the Hampton Inn, our
comfortable and quiet off-strip hotel; they also have shuttles available
from nearby McCarran International Airport.
Geologist Amazing Bob
Scarborough loves Death Valley!
Most visitors are surprised by the
awesome beauty and scope of this amazing out-of-the-way place. We invite
you to join us to explore your amazement: share this affable geologist’s
long experience in this very special place, home to wonderful geologic
mysteries! From mile-high Dante’s View, we'll peer way, way
down at Badwater: (at -282’ it's North America’s
lowest elevation!), while across the valley, spectacular Telescope Peak
rises to 11,049'. Fabled Scotty’s Castle provides a truly memorable
tour. Long-abandoned 20 mule team borax works, breathtaking sand dunes and narrow
sculptured canyons are among many other wonders we’ll
experience. Photograph and walk about the desert in the fine fall weather.
Some walking is necessary to the experience, but short hikes and
scrambling on the rocks is purely optional! Get your brochure and plan now to find out just how much fun
you can have on this unique and comfortable learning adventure!
At Baja's Frontier
Tours, we produce handcrafted learning vacations.
the spacious comfort of your own window seat in our new vans.
Enjoy small group
camaraderie of not more than 20 guests.
Anticipate! Reserving now.
call Mary & Piet Van
de Mark with
any questions any time.
in Tucson, Arizona
us about this unique learning vacation!
warm spring-fed pool at historic Furnace Creek Ranch
Our comfortable home for our four nights in
Death Valley History is
as Amazing as the Geology!
1938 Postcard. Courtesy Lake County Museum
Gold Prospector Shorty
Harris and Friend
Rhyolite Ghost Town
's favorite view
Original Twenty Mule Team Borax wagons
tanker at the old Harmony Borax Works
A 20 mule Team Wagon
Rolling Remember "Death Valley Days" on radio & TV?
Wildrose Charcoal Kilns, 1877
We are pleased to
bring you excellent comfort and enjoyment on this delightful learning
Valley offers seldom seen areas that are missed by most visitors. With
Amazing Bob's able assistance, we hope to allow our guests to fully
appreciate this amazing place! We choose very comfortable new passenger vans, limit
participation, and bring enough vans so that only two guests will occupy each 3-person
your own window seat views and spacious comfort!
Amazing Bob Scarborough's enthusiasm for geology is contagious! He has
learned regional geology for some thirty-five years while on many federal,
state and company projects. Here, Bob will share his passion for Death
Valley and the amazing big picture of regional geological history.
He is currently working on the origin of the Grand Canyon, and a new book
on the geological history of the Southwest.
lifetime in Arizona, plus her two decades of natural history education
experience, including fourteen years at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum,
continue to assure BFT's fans an enjoyable and professional learning
experience. Mary's love of arts, history, great food and friendly, curious
people keep her on the go, often getting away with her husband Piet to
scout new and special spots to share. BFT's guests enjoy Mary's passion
for desert flora, ethnobotany and her informative nature interpretations.
Piet's passion for Baja California, Mexico's natural
beauty bloomed on a personal odyssey in the summer of 1962. Baja's
Frontier Tours began with 4WD camping expeditions—Personalized
Wilderness Travels—with Piet’s founding of BFT in Tucson in
1966. Programs gradually evolved into the enjoyable and unique learning
eco-vacations—Personalized Natural & Cultural History —that
Mary and Piet personally create and share with their guests today. He's
serious about his photography, and enjoys chatting and shooting the
natural scene with his guests.
& Piet Van de Mark at Baja's Frontier Tours with your questions.
a breathtaking half-mile
wide maar crater!
& Piet are the tour producers as well as your personal hosts
on this - and every - BFT learning vacation!
Visit the lowest point in
North America with geologist Amazing Bob Scarborough; be
awed by its remote beauty and scope. Explore rimming mountains to
the valley floor! Discover remote, rugged, narrow canyons,
long-abandoned mining works, fabled Scotty’s Castle,
unparalleled photographic opportunities...and much,
Deluxe accommodations, small
group of not over 20 guests.
Spacious seating in new
vans where everyone enjoys a window seat!
This is a
wonderful and economical custom learning vacation for your club, group,
institution or extended family and friends. Always personally escorted by Piet and Mary
Van de Mark. Please plan as far in advance
as possible; one or more years is most welcome. Call, write or email us to discuss options. (530) 887-2340.
Contact us by phone: 520-887-2340