Happy Holidays from Furnace Creek

photo of the week for Saturday, 2008, December 20
Photographer: Kurt Repanshek

They might not have a white Christmas on the floor of Death Valley, but that doesn't mean they don't celebrate the holidays there!

This wreath is gracing one of the original borax ore wagons that's on display in front of the Furnace Creek Ranch.

If you do find yourself in Furnace Creek for the year-end holidays and need a snow fix, you can gander up at Telescope Peak, which at 11,043 feet tends to collect quite a bit of snow in winter.

Traveler trivia: Grapevine Valley, home to Scotty's Castle in Death Valley NP, saw an 18-inch snowfall in 1929.

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