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Wilderness Fast in Death Valley – Spring 2024

March 1 @ 9:00 pm - March 10 @ 1:00 pm

$1500 – $2000

Join us for a transformative journey into the vast, otherworldly landscape of Death Valley National Park.  A wilderness solo fast is a time and place to reclaim our silence from a world that is constantly vying for our attention. Who are we when the layers of distraction and noise have fallen away and we return to what is most essential? When we embark on this journey, we leave behind the familiarity of life’s routines to discover the desert’s simplicity, mystery, and beauty. Here, we find the space to once again hear our own hearts and be guided back to ourselves. Ultimately, the teachings and personal significance of the solo fast cannot be taught by another, but are something for each of us to uniquely discover for ourselves.

Full description of this trip can be found in this link.

For Whom: This trip is open to adult participants of any gender. No prior camping or backpacking experience necessary. Limited to 8 participants.

When: Friday, March 1 – Sunday, March 10, 2024

Your Guides: Erin Carper and Aaron Bartley

Where: The trip begins and ends at Stovepipe Wells Campground next to the Stovepipe Wells Village in Death Valley National Park. The Village has some amenities such as gas, a restaurant, and a general store, but is otherwise fairly isolated. Plan to have what you need before you arrive.

What is Required: After registration, you will be given a list of required personal camping gear, hiking gear, and clothing. You will need to transport yourself, though we strongly recommend carpooling and sharing in travel costs with other participants. You will pay the National Park Entrance Fee ($30 per vehicle, $80 for an annual National Parks Pass).

You must be able to carry 30-40 lbs. in a backpacking pack for one mile over rocky terrain.

What is Included: Meals and campground fees. Pre-trip and post-trip Zoom calls to support preparation and integration.

Fee: $1500-$2000, sliding scale. A deposit of $500 confirms your registration.

We ask that participants honestly reflect on what they can pay, knowing that the higher end of the scale supports those who may need to pay less.  A payment plan is also available if needed.


Contact Us for more information


March 1 @ 9:00 pm
March 10 @ 1:00 pm
$1500 – $2000
Event Category:


Death Valley


Aaron Bartley & Erin Carper
hey_aaron@sbcglobal.net, escarper@gmail.com