Tag: Death Valley

Death Valley National Park – Ubehebe Crater, Grapevine And Mesquite Spring

Death Valley National Park – Ubehebe Crater, Grapevine And Mesquite Spring

Monday, October 7, 2019 From Stovepipe Wells, we took CA-190 west to Scotty's Castle Road.  On Scotty's Castle Road, we headed north toward Scotty's Castle. Scotty's Castle has been closed since major flooding occurred in 2015.  Scotty's Castle is currently scheduled to reopen for visitors in 2020. Before the turn at CA-267, the road Scotty's … Continue reading Death Valley National Park – Ubehebe Crater, Grapevine And Mesquite Spring

Death Valley National Park – Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes

Death Valley National Park – Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes

Monday, October 7, 2019 Mesquite Flats is best done early morning, well before the heat of the day. This is, apparently, an area of Death Valley that gets unnaturally hot.  The highs this week in October were in the nineties (Fahrenheit).  Some visitors found the afternoon highs uncomfortably hot. More importantly, the parking lot fills … Continue reading Death Valley National Park – Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes

Death Valley National Park – Panamint Springs

Death Valley National Park – Panamint Springs

Sunday, October 6, 2019 After seeing the Charcoal Kilns, we drove down Wildrose Road and turned north on Panamint Valley Road.  Turning left on CA-190 we drove to Panamint Springs to eat lunch and explore. Panamint Springs Resort Restaurant is easy to find.  It faces the road and the sign says what it is, restaurant.  … Continue reading Death Valley National Park – Panamint Springs

Death Valley National Park – Emigrant Canyon and Wildrose Canyon Roads

Death Valley National Park – Emigrant Canyon and Wildrose Canyon Roads

Sunday, October 6, 2019 We wanted to see the Charcoal Kilns (shown above) and expected the drive to be unremarkable.  From Stovepipe Wells, we drove southeast on CA-190 in the direction of Panamint Springs Resort.  Near the Emigrant Campground, we turned  left onto Emigrant Canyon Road.  This road has a special notation on the park map.  … Continue reading Death Valley National Park – Emigrant Canyon and Wildrose Canyon Roads