Panamint Valley and Death Valley Part II

After climbing this steep hill we continued on our way.

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We found an old mine and decided to investigate.

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We found the double toilets in back of the shack. I was more interested in the fact that the walls were pink.

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Someone is going to get a few parking tickets….about 60 years worth.

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Old rail cart tracks leading into the mine.

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Into the darkness…

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A little piece of Fontana history. The Marie Liabeuf Winery opened in Fontana in 1925. The original location has since been torn down. If you are on poplar street south of Valley Blvd. you are standing on an old winery.  A little piece of Fontana is in Death Valley.

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Next week I will be driving to this site to find out if any evidence of the winery remains.

It was time to say good bye to the mine and drive into the bottom of Death Valley.

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Looking down on the valley from high atop the mountain.

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The Sand Dunes of Death Valley.

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I was determined to make it to the top. An interesting fact about these dunes is that they make music. If you are lucky enough to be here you can hear them sing in the key of G.

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The sun was setting and it was time to make camp for the night. I never made it to the top…but the next trip I will.

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This would be our last day in Death Valley as all the camping spots were full from spring vacationers. I’d like to come back here next year and explore different areas of the Valley.

The Devils Cornfield.

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The Devils Golf Course. Can you spot the gopher?

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Mustard Canyon.

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Painters Palette.

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Natural Bridge. It is a very large bridge!

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The Cathedral.

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The desert can be very unforgiving.

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Looking for the elusive Death Valley Brown Trout.

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As we crossed the border into Nevada we looked up at the hills and the ghosts of Death Valley bid farewell.

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2 Responses to “Panamint Valley and Death Valley Part II”

  1. shan939 Says:

    those toilets were too much to handle….ewwwww.

  2. thedesertfiles Says:

    Didn’t use them until after the picture!

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