Crossing Lee Flat on the Saline Valley Road. Taking the road over Hunter Mountain to reach Lost Burro Gap where I'll met others for the weekend.
View south into the Panamint Valley.
When I reached Lost Burro Gap John and Sooz where out doing a hike to White Top Mountain, so I drove to the Lost Burro Mine.
The remains of the mill at the Lost Burro Mine.
One of the three tunnels I could see from the mill.
Only went in a short distance when I reach this chamber.
Looking out from inside the mine.
Back at camp. John and Sooz were there when I returned from the mine. Dave and Rebecca showed up just after dark.
A view of our camp at Lost Burro Gap about a mile and a half east of Teakettle Junction.
Joe(me), Rebecca, Dave, John and Sooz at the start of our hike up Perdido Canyon which is in the Cottonwood Mountains..
The hike starts off by crossing open desert to reach the mouth of the canyon.
Almost to the start of the canyon.
This is where we entered the canyon. The guide book we had said that there were fossils in this area.
John climbed up to check out one of the many caves that were in this area.
Closer view of the cave.
Rebecca checking the guide book trying to figure out where the fossils are located.
After a little looking around, we started finding some.
These are crinoid fossils, sometimes called sea lilies relatives to starfishes that lived 435 to 395 million years ago.
Closer view of the crinoid fossils.
A piece of horn coral that lived in the same period as the crinoids.
More horn coral.
Think this is another horn coral.
Nice looking peaks in a small side canyon.
Rebecca and Dave taking a break.
Nice part of the canyon as we near the end of the hike.
The last part of the hike almost to the truck. We left John's truck at the top of the canyon so we wouldn't have to backtrack.
More folks arrived. Sooz, John, me, Tom, Kathy, Rick, Rebecca and Dave.
Everyone brought wood, so we were able to have a fire on all three nights. Temps were in the mid thirtys during night.
The next morning most of us decided to hike Corridor Canyon. Stopped here at Teakettle Junction to check out the kettles. Most of the ones that were here last year were gone.
Continuing on to the Ubehebe Mine which will be the starting point of the hike. Ubehebe Peak on the left.
Starting down the canyon from the mine. This hike is in the Last Chance Range.
Ore bin and tailings piles at the Ubehebe Lead Mine. This is a large mine site. Lot of stuff and tunnels here, I like to return and spend a few hours seeing all that's here.
John, Sooz, Rebecca and Dave are ahead. Kathy and Tom are still checking out the mine site and will catch up to us later.
Nice looking rock formations in the canyon.
They found more fossils in this big rock.
Close up of the crinoid fossils.
After we found the fossils in the big rock, we noticed a lot of them in the area.
My favorite part of this hike was going through the narrow sections.
At the end of the first narrows we found some petroglyphs.
Big horn sheep.
This is hard to see, but it's a big horn in a circle with smaller ones around it.
There was also a couple of pictographs. I showed this to a friend at work and he said it stands for "long life" in Chinese???
I liked this one the best. One of the big horns is standing on it's head. There was a few marks left from visitors of the past.
The group looking at and photographing the petroglyphs.
Just past the narrows the canyon opened up.
Rebecca taking the fast way down.
This section of the canyon had great looking layers in it's walls.