Driving up the Furnace Creek Wash Road. The plan is to hike up to the high point of the Calico Peaks.
View of Sheephead Mountain as we drive to the place where we will start our hike from.
Sooz, Robin and me, Joe ready to start the hike. Calico Peak is the one above Robin's head.
Sooz and Robin on one of the few sections of desert pavement that we crossed.
Close up of the small rocks making up the desert pavement.
Bones from a small animal, thinking that it might have been a fox.
Sooz as we start the up hill section after crossing the some what flat desert.
I was moving slow, Sooz and Robin got ahead of me on this section.
We took a short break here before continuing on.
There was a little bit of ice on the rocks that were still in the shade.
Looking up the rocky ridge that leads to the peak.
This helicopter flew by at eye level. Seem it parked at the Shoshone airport yesterday.
Looking back down the ridge as we approach the peak.
Robin and Sooz on the peak.
Group shot on the peak.
View to the south with Sheephead Mountain.
Zoomed in on Sheephead.
Looking over the top of the second highest peak in the Calico Peaks.
Salsberry Peak to the south, the photo doesn't do justice to this awesome lookinmg peak.
The high point in this photo is Epaulet Peak to the west.
Zoomed in on Epaulet Peak.
Snow covered Panamint Mountains to the west.
Even the Funeral Mountains to the north were covered in snow.
Our vehicles to the east parked on Furnace Creek Wash Road.
Starting down off the peak.
On the rocky ridge.
We took a different route down which got us around a lot of the rocks higher up.
Robin found these components that are from an old weather ballon.
Back at the vehicles.
The Funeral Mountains in the mirror.
Sooz and I stayed at the old mining cabin.
Another view of the cabin, it is in a little worse shape than when we were here the last time.
View of Cave Mountain from I-15, one of these days have to hike up this one.