The entrance to Mosaic Canyon. Did this little hike to kill some time. I will be meeting some friends later at a campsite. We will be driving through Titus Canyon and hiking to Thimble Peak tomorrow.
Looking back towards the canyon's entrance from a short way in.
Nice looking marble with what is left of an old ladder and rail.
Closer look at the marble.
The suff that gives Mosaic Canyon it's name.
Not sure what this type of rock is, but looks nice.
About 2 miles in I got stopped by this 25' falls. Here I climbed up the side to get around it. I gave up after climbing a couple hundred feet up.
On the hike out I caught up to the couple in this photo. Hiked with them all the way out.
Anca and Glenn at the trailhead. I was surprised when he pulled a cat out of his pack. It was their hiking kitty Isadora . They said she hiked in on her own and put her in the pack for the hike out
Glen emailed me these next two photos of their cat. Isadora the hiking kitty in Mosic Canyon.
Isadora the cat on the road. She likes the wind.
Later in the day met up with John and Sooz at the campsite. We did a little off roading and hiking and found an old mine.
This is the stamp mill and a chute leading to it. The mine shaft was above.
Closer look at the stamp mill.
Sooz and John at the mine entrance.
Looking into the mine, wish I had a light with me.
Back at the campsite we met up with Dave and Rebecca.
Our campsite in the morning. Packing up and getting ready to head to Titus Canyon.
On the Titus Canyon Road heading to Red Pass from where our hike to Thimble Peak will begin.
Joe (me), John, Sooz, Dave and Rebecca on Red Pass. It's windy with temps in the 40s.
The hike starts by climbing up on this ridge and following it to the peak.
Climbing the ridge near the start of the hike.
Looking back down on Red Pass. Great colors in the area.
Looking to the west down on the road to Titus Canyon.
Another view of Red Pass from higher up.
Our first view of Thimble Peak.
Zoomed in on the peak. From this view we were wondering how to climb it.
From the base of the peak, looking at the dust blowing from the Stovepipe Wells area.
Starting the climb to the peak.
The climb was a lot easier than it looked.
On Thimble Peak 6,381'.
View to the north with Grapevine and Wahguyhe Peaks in the distance.
View to the northeast.
Corkscrew Peak to the southeast.
Zoomed in on Corkscrew Peak.
The Badwater Basin in the distance beyond Corkscrew.
The sand dunes at Stovepipe Wells to the south.
Zoomed in on the sand dunes.
After having lunch and taking photos it's time to head down.
Starting down off the peak.
We took a different route down than we used climbing up.
Off the steep stuff. After a little more down there will be a some uphill on the way out.
Looking back at Thimble Peak.
Sooz and John taking in the view
Looking down on Red Pass and the ridge leading to it.
Zoomed in on the pass.
Great views from the ridge. I really like Death Valley.
Almost back to the trucks.