|At the entrance to salt mine. I did drive in, but
my courage failed me about 1/4 mile into the mine and I backed out.
|Technically in Death Valley with Mt. Whitney, CA in B/G.|
Death Valley is one of those places that people hear of, but not many people experience. It’s about to undergo something remarkable: A Super Bloom – watch here.
There are a number of cabins in Death Valley that are first-come, first served, free to stay at. People and clubs ‘adopt them’. Usually there is a sign-in book and an expectation that you will leave the cabin the same way that you found it. Boxcar Cabin is one of those.
|Barker Ranch Cabin, used by Charles Manson and the Manson Family
back when they were sacrificing young women and so forth. Not a cabin
you’d want to spend the night in. It’s near Ballarat.
|I don’t know the name of this cabin, but I spent the night here|
|Inside of the cabin. Note it has a new roll-out bed. I never use the
cabin mattresses. Just put my sleeping pad and sleeping bag on the
springs. In this case, it worked out.
|Too “rustic” to overnight in if you can sleep in the rig.|
|Skull Rock – used by Indians as a holy place. It’s well off the
beaten path. Not often hiked to (if at all) by tourists.
|There is a lot of “desert art” in Death Valley and across the desert.
Most of it is very interesting. People just put it up to be putting it up.
There is also tea kettle junction in Death Valley and the mail box on
|It’s more fun to explore when there is a group, but going it alone
works as well. It depends on what you’re looking for – or not
looking for. LL in this photo, acting as “guide”.