Drove up the Goler Wash 4x4 road to Russell Camp where I meet up with Sooz and John for the hike to Manly Peak. The next day we hiked up Striped Butte before driving out on the Warm Springs Canyon Road.
The trucks at the end of the road from the ridge. Hiking up to the ridge was steep, the rest was easy.
Looking down the ridge we are hiking up.
Almost to the top.
There were two registers on top. Sooz put a new book in the little red one. The big one was a mess of loose paper.
On top of Striped Butte 4,773'.
View to the east, we had a great looking sky on both days.
Manly Peak is just behind the high peak. We hiked up to the low saddle on the left and up the ridge to the peak.
This is looking down the east side, it's steep.
On our way down just off the peak
Heading east on the Warm Springs Road. My first time on this road.
The Gold Hill Mill at the Warm Springs mining camp.
This stone arrastre is part of the mill.
There were a few streams in the area and they were warm.
One of the eleven talc mines that made up the Warm Springs Mines.
John at the mine's entrace. Would have loved to be able to explore this mine, heard that it has a lot of tunnels.
Passing by another talc mine as we continue east towards Death Valley. Would have liked to check it out, but we still have a long drive to get home. Have to plan a day in the area to check out all the mines here.
When we came out of the canyon, Death Valley came into view. I love this place.
Almost to the Badwater Road. Death Valley has some of the best colors.
There were some wild flowers, but nothing like last years showing.
Near the Golden Canyon area. After a stop just past Badwater so I could show John and Sooz some of the F-100 wreckage using binoculars, we said good bye and headed home.
Sunset from Hwy 178 on the way to Ridge Crest. Another fun trip to Death Valley. THE END