For all you crazy climbers, or those who want to see the hills to our East in a different way, the Fall Edition of the Death Valley Stage Race is coming soon. It's a two day race climbing into the hills off of Rt 395 from Big Pine and Lone Pine. Day one climbs up and over into the northern end of Death Valley, and Day two finishes up in Cottonwood Canyon on the West side of that valley. But don't take my word for it, check these links:
For information, go to the promoter's website: http://www.deathvalleyroadstagerace.com/ 
The picture on that page is from Stage 2, looking East over the valley. Your fans/crew who come out will love the scenery.
Online Registration closes Thursday October 14th at 8:45 PM PDT.