Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park

‘It was life-changing'

July 29, 2008, 8:49 am
He was in church, listening to Psalm 23, when Roger Homrich was inspired to hike across Death Valley. "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death…'' So the 26-year-old Dundee graduate began planning a backpacking trip. Not just a few miles. He wanted to walk 225 miles in Death Valley National Park. Part of the hike would take him through Death Valley, one of the hottest, most desolate places on earth, home to rattlesnakes, scorpions and black widow spiders. Even the park's sites suggest hardship: Starvation Canyon, Coffin Peak, Hell's Gate, the Funeral Mountains.