Sun City resident Art “Karts” Huseonica was joined by five fellow adventurers on a Death Valley National Park mini-adventure.
Team members were selected for their abilities to deal with harsh weather and terrain conditions. Plus, they had to have huge personalities, according to Mr. Huseonica.
The team spent a day on the salt and mud flats of Death Valley and a day hiking the ridge line of the Eureka Dunes. Mr. Husenocia was joined by his adventure and Yukon River expedition teammate Lauren “Lolo” Sherwood, TV reality star Jeff Zausch, author and Hollywood stunt woman Heather “Athena” Bond, desert adventurer Glenn “Snake” Mulloy and Alpinist Wilberto “Will” Sosa.
“I was humbled to have Jeff Zausch and Athena Bond join the adventure,” Mr. Huseonica said. “I’d previsously adventured with Jeff on several occassions but this was the first time meeting Athena.”
All team members adhered to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines relative to the COVID-19 pandemic. This included dispersed cowboy camping.
Mr. Huseonica teamed up with Mr. Mulloy to complete an epic 15-mile double-traverse of Death Valley that included hiking three hours in the dark through treacherous terrain. They were prepared for this with powerful dual headlamps, plus they’d cached water for their return.
Death Valley is a desert valley in southeastern California, in the northern Mojave Desert, bordering the Great Basin Desert. It is one of the hottest and driest places on Earth and has an area of almost 3,000 square miles.
Terrain features were ever changing, including rough salt pans, boot-sucking mud and areas of meter-high dried mud formations.