Summit Cheeseburger Hits a New Low

February 23, 2009 at 1:22 pm 3 comments

For the long President’s Day weekend the family decided to take a trip to visit Death Valley National Park in California. We knew we’d visit the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere (Badwater Basin, 282 ft. below sea level) but we also wanted a Cheeseburger Summit. A quick look through the Summitcheese database identified Mars Hill with a summit at 220 feet below sea level. That was our target.

Mars Hill was named for its resemblance to the photos returned by Viking 1 of the Martian surface as well as its role in test of a prototype for a Russian Mars lander. Look at the similarity between the Viking 1 landing site and Mars Hill below.

Mars from Viking 1 Looking North

We set out Saturday morning for Death Valley. After 9+ hours of driving we arrived at the Park and proceeded right past our hotel (we’re all hungry for Cheeseburgers!) bound for Mars Hill. It’s located on Badwater Road, a few miles south of Furnace Creek – right at the intersection with the Artist’s Palette loop. It’s not a tall peak but is obvious because it’s the only surface covered with black rocks. We pulled the car over at the base of the climb. By the time I pulled the burgers out of the cooler the kids were over the summit and running down the other side of the hill. A short forty seconds later we all regrouped at the summit for the burgers. A good beginning to a family vacation!

Mars Hill, CA – dinoboy, BarBarJinks, MadeMarion, sirloinofbeef


Entry filed under: California Summits.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mike  |  March 1, 2009 at 2:28 am

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  • 2. Trees on Mars?  |  March 9, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    This just more evidence of the NASA-Mars Rover conspiracy!

    NASA inadvertantly released a photo from the Mars Rover that clearly shows a piece of timber the size of a railroad tie. Go here for even more information and suppressed evidence.

  • 3. sirloinofbeef  |  March 9, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Are we talking about actual trees on Mars or an entirely faked Mars exploration program (like Apollo/Moon)?


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