• Overview
  • Itinerary

Black Rhino Expeditions offers activity-based adventures where you command your vehicle through amazing terrain, enjoy incredible geology and dig into the rich history of vanishing ghost towns and mines. Whether you’re planning to join us alone, share the experience with your spouse, significant other, your friends, or will bring your whole family, a Black Rhino Expedition will exceed your expectations, and change the way you see the world. In fact, people have told us that their expedition experience changed their life.

Allan Shareghi, a former Department of the Interior Senior Geologist, will be  sharing his vast knowledge of Death Valley, and educating us on the geology of Death Valley. Thank you, Allan.

There is a limit of 15 trucks for this trip.

Click here to REGISTER FOR THIS TRIP. The fee for this trip is $165/truck.

If you can’t make this trip, or if this trip is full and you’d like to join us on an up-coming trip, please add your name to our Waiting List.

Black Rhino Expeditions does not cover any associated costs, such as:

  • Gasoline
  • Food
  • Accommodations
  • Visitor fees ($30 paid at the Death Valley Visitor Center)
  • Vehicle repairs

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Book your rooms for Friday night, November 20, 2020 at The Ranch at Death Valley, what we used to know as Furnace Creek Ranch. Call (760) 786-2345. Get our Group Rate by giving them Booking #993471.

Book your rooms for Saturday night, November 21, 2020 at Death Valley Inn Motel. Call Death Valley Inn Motel in Beatty, Nevada at (775) 553-9400.

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Frank Buddenbrock (Trip leader)

Shahdad Arami

Bahman Mehdizadeh

Eric Karamian

Raul Ferrero

John Short

Allan Shareghi (Senior Geologist)

John Shumovich

Farshid Ariz

Stan Tolesnikov

Shah Nickpay

Matthew Meader

Bill Ruttan (Tail Gunner)

Crystal McVay

Lindsay Sheppard

Erez Abayov

George Papadopoulos

John Setareh

Here is the planned itinerary for our November 20-22, 2020 Expedition.

Review the itineraries listed below.
Lunch each day will be on the trail.
Due to Covid, Furnace Creek may only serve food outside. You may want to bring a warm jacket for the evening/night for outdoor seating.

We'll be spending Friday night at what we used to call Furnace Creek Ranch, now known as the Oasis at Furnace Creek or the Ranch at Death Valley - it's all so confusing). Book your rooms for Friday night, November 20, 2020. Call (760) 786-2345. Tell them you're with Black Rhino Expeditions.

On Saturday, we'll spend the night in Beatty. Accommodations are available at Death Valley Inn Motel . Call to make reservations: (775) 553-9400. (Their website reservation links were not working as of this writing)

FYI- Your Booking Fee for this expedition is separate/different from the Hotel Accommodations.


Frank's cell - 818-314-6313

Please email me to confirm that you will be coming so that I have an accurate head/vehicle count.
Email: frank@blackrhinoexpeditions.com

In your email, please include your:

  • Name
  • Number in your party/truck and their names
  • Your cell number
  • Emergency Contact Name(s) and Phone Number(s)

Please ensure that your vehicle is ready for three days off-road. Oil change, fresh fluids, belts, hoses, fuses, ECUs, etc.
Bring spare tires.
Bring the usual kit- water, FRS radio/Ham Radio, camera, chargers, batteries, extra memory cards, food for on the trail, etc.
Bring an extra key or hide-a-key.
If you have wheel locks, be sure to bring the solution to remove them as well.

Re: Communications

We'll be using both HAM and FRS radios simultaneously. If you do not have a HAM radio license, you should bring a FRS radio set to channel 7, sub-channel 7. FRS radios do not require a license and may be purchased at local consumer electronic stores, sporting supply stores or online.”

Weather Forecast: It will be beautiful weather, perhaps 75-80 degree highs during the day. There is a forecast of a chance of rain on Saturday. Prepare accordingly.

IMPORTANT: Black Rhino Expeditions does NOT cover any associated costs, including, but not limited to:

  • Gasoline
  • Food
  • Souvenirs
  • Accommodations
  • Visitor fees ($30 paid at the Death Valley Visitor Center)
  • Vehicle repairs




Day 1

Date : November 20, 2020

Time : 9:00 AM

Baker to Furnace Creek


Meet at the Big Thermometer in Baker at 9 am.
Address: 72157 Baker Boulevard; Baker, Calif

Coordinates: 35.26644°N 116.07275°W

Leave at 9:30 am.

Lunch will be on the trail.


We plan to visit:

  • Harry Wade Road
  • Amargosa River
  • Amargosa Chaos
  • Ashford Mill Ruins
  • Room Canyon (our hike for the day)

Our night halt will be the Oasis at Furnace Creek Ranch.

We plan to organize a group dinner in the restaurant.



Day 2

Date : November 21, 2020

Time : 9:00 AM

Furnace Creek to Beatty


Meet in the Front Parking Lot - 9 am.

Leave at 9:15 am.

Lunch will be on the trail.


We plan to visit:

• Golden Canyon- this will be our day's hike

• Zabriskie Point

• 20 Mule Team Drive

• Death Valley Junction

• Tarantula Canyon

• Beatty


We'll spend the night at Death Valley Inn in Beatty.

We'll plan a group dinner in Beatty.



Day 3

Date : November 22, 2020

Time : 9:00 AM

Beatty to Panamint Dunes


Meeting in the parking lot in front of the motel - 9 am.

Leave at 9:15 am.

Lunch will be on the trail.


We plan to visit:


  • Titus Canyon
  • Grotto Canyon (this will be our hike for the day)
  • Stovepipe Wells Village (refuel, if needed)
  • Panamint Dunes (time/energy permitting)
  • Olancha


Then we'll head home.

Thank you for being a part of this trip. See you on the next one.