Talk:Death Valley National Park

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This is our first national park article, and it's going to shape how we do the rest of them. So, let's get this right.

I don't think that there needs to be two "regional" articles about the north and south of Death Valley. I really don't. -- Evan 21:18, 9 Nov 2003 (PST)

Agreed, but since Death Valley is the largest National Park outside of Alaska at 3.4 million acres it gonna need some kinda breakdown or it will quickly get outta hand. This might not be the case for most other National Parks. Most of the pavement accessed areas reside south of the Hwy 190 and in general offer a different experience than the northern area of the park which tends to be more rugged. Maybe it needs a backcountry article and off the beaten path article. On second thought maybe its time to look at some NPS sites and check out their general template as a starting point. It is a true pleasure to be working on Death Valley as the first National Park! Ron 21:59, 9 Nov 2003 (PST)

Hi! Saw your request for template help. Have you thought about using the small city template? I used that for islands like Ko Samet and big parks like Grand Canyon and Angkor Wat. Remember, you can leave out anything that doesnt make sense and add your own bold subheads for subsections that need more attention (like Dehydration under STAY SAFE). Lemme know if you have any specific questions/concerns. Great content btw! Majnoona

I more or less agree with Maj. The Wikitravel:Small city article template could be used as a base for a "park article". You don't have to follow it rigorously, though. If you think other headings make more sense, then go right ahead. In time, we could even develop a true "park template" if this would be sufficiently different from the others. One observation, though: try to use verbs for your headings, as is generally done in Wikitravel articles ("get in" instead of "getting there", etc...) Otherwise, keep up the good work! Cheers. DhDh 13:23, 11 Nov 2003 (PST)

Thanks for all the input. Ill work on DV again tonight. Along with the SoCal hell. I have started some work on a Wikitravel:Park template based on the DV stuff i did. I will tweak it accordingly Ron 13:35, 11 Nov 2003 (PST)