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  • 1. Other Points of Interest

    Corkscrew Peak is the towering sentinel of the Grapevine Mountains of northern Death Valley National Park. Corkscrew Peak derives its name from the twisting, corkscrew-like exposures of the Lower...

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  • 2. Flora / Fauna

    This lizard is called a "chuckwalla". He was big! At least 20 inches! And he looked mean. Later on I found out he's a harmless herbivore. We saw him sun bathing on this stone during a short hike...

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  • 3. Bad Water

    This area bears the claim to fame of being the lowest spot in the Western Hemisphere. It is also the hottest and driest spot in all the land of this half of the planet. When all that is said and done,...

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  • 4. Information / Sources

    Located at the intersection of 374 and 190 is a rest area with a covered pic Nic table, Info, and a shared restroom. The trash can is in the restroom for obvious reasons (keep the critters out of it)....

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  • 5. Devil's Golf Course

    … adds a kind of third dimension to the flat middle part of Death Valley bassin. It’s pinnacles of salt are covered with white slit. Water, which floods the valley from time to time, carries dissolved...

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  • 6. Desert Views

    The last two times we have come this way we always travel along Highway 178 that passes through Inyokern, Ridgecrest, China Lake, Argus, and Trona. Just as you pass over the hills you will see such...

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  • 7. Walk / Hike / Play

    The name doesn't make this trail sound very appealing, nor does the description at the trailhead which says that this is a walk through a drainage ditch. But Gower Gulch Trail was the sleeper hit of...

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  • 8. Historical Sites

    In 1849, when the Gold Rush started, the first pioneers arrived in Death Valley, but missed to realize it’s richness in minerals. But in the 1870-ies, these treasures were discovered. Borax was found...

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  • 9. Sand Dune

    Just beyond the Devil's Cornfield lie the sand dunes. Towering at over 100 feet, the dunes are an impressive sight, especially with the backdrop of the mountains. The best time to view the sand dunes...

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  • 10. What car to drive when visiting Death Valley

    Death Valley has so much to offer besides what can be seen from the road. I wanted to experience the real Death Valley and get back to see the history and...

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  • 11. Stove Pipe Wells Ranger Station

    The ranger station at Stove Pipe Wells is an unattended self pay station. To enter the park requires a $20 National Park fee. It is good for 7 days. These pay...

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  • 12. Early Morning Photo Delight

    Sunrise is the best time to visit the park. For one thing, you beat the heat, and the crowds, which are both important to enjoying the park. You get to feel how...

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  • 13. Lodgings

    Around the NP, there are various campgrounds where you can set up camp for the night and be able to go off on various tracks and hikes. When we went througha...

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  • 14. Radiator water

    It seems that it could be necessary to refill. I read in a guide that there are a lot of reservoirs along the road, but this is the only one we saw, a fair...

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  • 15. The forces that have created Death Valley

    For geologists and friends of geology, Death Valley shows much of earth’s history. Compressed into the rock layers, ocean sediments can be found. In the...

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  • 16. Death Valley NP Map

    This map has been taken from Death Valley NP Website:http://www.death.valley.national-park.com/Alternatively, there is a map on NP Website, which can be...

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  • 17. What Made Me Think Of Trolls

    Along Highway 95 in Goldfield, Nevada there are some artistic cars parked next to an abondoned gas station. I remembered these troll dolls when thinking of the...

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  • 18. Mahogany Flat

    Mahogany Flat is located at the top of the Wildrose Canyon Road, high in the Panamint Mountains. If you make it this far on the road, the views are supposed to...

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  • 19. Road to Mahogany Flat

    The last few miles of the Wildrose Canyon road are unpaved and unmaintained. During the winter, snow can accumulate at this elevation and make the road...

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  • 20. Emigrant Pass

    Emigrant Pass, at about 5,000 feet, is the halfway point of the Wildrose Canyon Road. From here, the road continues an overall ascent as it winds and twists its...

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  • 21. Wildrose Peak

    The Wildrose Peak trail is just over 8 miles round tripand has been described as moderate. Given the elevation and a gain of 2,000 feet, it may be more...

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  • 22. Stovepipe Wells Village

    Stovepipe Wells is located about 30 miles north of Furnace Creek. Its basically an outpost containing a gas station, general store and a motel which is open...

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  • 23. Devil's cornfield

    This area is not to be confused with the Devil's Golf Course, which contains a collection of salt crystals. The Devil's cornfield is located just south of...

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  • 24. Getting to Death Valley

    There are several ways to get here, depending on your point of origin and what you'd like to see en route.From Las Vegas, highway 95 runs parallel to the park....

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  • 25. Harmony Borax Works

    The Harmony Borax Works was the first successful mining operation in then completely desolate Death Valley. The operation ran for only 5 years before it was...

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