I've been reading the extraordinary helpful advice you've been giving to people on this area of the USA. I hadn't intended visiting DV when I posted a question about Barstow, but it would now seem a shame to miss it after all the interesting pointers you've given. I had planned to spend three nights on the way, Barstow, St George and then Cedar City (after driving through Zion). Please, how do you think I could include DV. If necessary I could bypass Zion. Why is Furnace Creek Inn closed in late September? which is when I'll be there.