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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

Death Valley National Park – Furnace Creek

Death Valley National Park – Furnace Creek

Saturday, October 5, 2019 It was lunchtime when we pulled into Furnace Creek, the main development inside Death Valley National Park. Wanting to eat in a restaurant, we looked for the most audacious hotel entrance we could find.  That would be the entrance above.  Through the double doors and into the lobby, the hotel desk … Continue reading Death Valley National Park – Furnace Creek

Death Valley National Park – Artist’s Drive

Death Valley National Park – Artist’s Drive

Saturday, October 5, 2019 Artist's Palette, shown above, is a group of colorful minerals deposited close together by volcanic eruptions.  In the sunlight, the minerals appear out of place against the overwhelmingly brown mountainside. Artist's Drive is a nine mile one-way and one-lane roller-coaster  loop winding up and down the mountainside.   The road is narrow … Continue reading Death Valley National Park – Artist’s Drive

Death Valley National Park – Devil’s Golf Course

Death Valley National Park – Devil’s Golf Course

Saturday, October 5, 2019 The Devil's Golf Course in Death Valley National Park is a good example of a salt pan, a natural occurrence of salt covering the ground over a large area.  According to Wikipedia article, maximum salt depth was measured by the Pacific Coast Borax Company at 1,000 feet.  Later studies suggest that … Continue reading Death Valley National Park – Devil’s Golf Course