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Home / Mojave bicycle-camping trips / 2007: Death Valley National Park bikepacking / Day 11: Furnace Creek to Tecopa Hot Springs via Funeral Mountains 44

To avoid the forecasted 110 degrees in Death Valley today, I climb out of Death Valley slowly over the Funeral Mountains, starting at 280 feet below sea level and peaking at about 3300 feet.

I am surprised at how well I'm acclimating to the heat. I drink lots of water, as often as is practical.

It's not quite as hot up on the summit of the Funeral Mountains at 3300 feet elevation, after which I descend back into the heat at Death Valley Junction, Shoshone, and, finally, Tecopa Hot Springs, today's destination. 66 bicycle miles, and it does reach 100 degrees.