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This was my 21st trip to Death Valley and the Mojave Preserve since 2006. Over the course of 6 days I hiked 68 miles and drove 1300. I have a huge interest in rock art and some of the examples here are 6000+ years old.

In the center of this section of the Grapevine Mountains is a canyon mouth (unnamed) which I have eyed for many years, I decided to check it out. 6 miles roundtrip, 2 miles to the mouth.
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Here is the interior of the canyon, it later dead-ended in a dryfall.
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As for rock art, one of these sites required a 4 mile, one-way hike. The sheep with the boat-shaped bodies are found in a very limited area inside of the park, outside of the park and on the China Lake Naval Base.
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Continued.



Cima Road-Mojave Preserve
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Panamint Mines and Views
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The path to Telescope, snowed in, from Pinyon Mesa.
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Excellent pictorial. Im not sure if I want to try Death Valley, but then I see those painted images and makes me think twice. Thanks for sharing!
You have to try it, at least once! I would recommend going in November-March. It is a great place, I have a list of 300 locations to visit in the park and I have scratched 170 off so far.
Boomer, if you think Arches is spiritual, DV would be the same. I was only there once, but I feel SO drawn to revisit it's weird. I'd love to go back for at least a week or two. It's other worldly.
(05-01-2014 09:35 PM)Scooter Britches Wrote: [ -> ]Boomer, if you think Arches is spiritual, DV would be the same. I was only there once, but I feel SO drawn to revisit it's weird. I'd love to go back for at least a week or two. It's other worldly.

I went in June of 2006 for the first time and I wound up back there again in the Fall of that same year.

I go at least twice a year now and the only thing that will ever stop me is dying!
Cool write up!
Nice pics, Badwater! I was only there once doing some field geology work for a class I took. I'd love to go back.
Kerri...cue the music for Close Encounters!
Thanks! I am in the process of going through a bunch of my old photos from other trips. I am going to put together a big gallery soon, I'll let you guys know when I do.
(05-02-2014 01:42 PM)Badwater Wrote: [ -> ]Thanks! I am in the process of going through a bunch of my old photos from other trips. I am going to put together a big gallery soon, I'll let you guys know when I do.

Dig it! More puhleeeze!
Love the pics, the rounds with a fisheye lens? Or software? Just curious. I didn't realize rock art of the ancient type was so abundant out there!
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