If you enjoyed the aerial view google maps of the Death Valley Marathon, you are sure to enjoy this 81 photo slideshow. These photos from 2008 were shot by “badwaterbenjones”, a medical doctor in Lone Pine, CA.
If you recall last year’s weather in California, it was unusally rainly wihich meant snow in Death Valley’s mountains.
In fact, the Titus Canyon Trail was closed to the pulic up until the day of the 2008 race due to snow.
You can clearly see in the slideshow the snow on the ground and in the mountains.
The weather at the start is around the low 40’s F, and climbs up to the mid 70’s by midday. The altitude plus the dry desert air makes hydration an issue.
Remember, only 300 spots are open, so you have to register pretty early if you want to race this 30K or Marathon course.