Thought I would share an abridged version of a great experience. In March of 2017 I ended up Googling about the Racetrack Playa adventure out at Death Valley. At the time, my trusted battleship was a 2002 Subaru Outback with 200,000+ miles, with bad front end ball-joints and a couple of marginal tires. I left the turn off at Ubehebe Crater and only got about 3 miles before I prudently realized now was not the time.
So, we had a great weather window mid-November and I decided to try it again via Titus Canyon with ball-joints replaced and fresh meats from Costco.
Had some great adventuring coming through Titus Canyon and in DV, I decided to either push forward in the dark to the Racetrack Playa or abort and head into an over-crowded camping area.
Glad I pushed through....I got to the Racetrack around 9pm and no one was around, the air was still (tripod, long exposures) and a quarter moon.
To be honest I was a little afraid walking out on the Playa in pitch black visibility having no idea if there were lions, tigers or bears. But, once I got to the Grandstand and the last of the mooncast was to slip behind the mountains, I snagged some fun shots. I spent a couple of hours shooting and then, exhausted just crawled into the back the Subie and met the 5:30am sunrise with a hot cup of 'jo. Good times.
Who else has made it out there?