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Death Valley A Weekend Trip
Part3
Darwin Falls and Trona Pinnacles

Nov.11, 2012

Staying the night at Panamint Springs was a good decision as it is said “I slept like a log”. Following our usual routine, Julie was busy in the rather cozy kitchen while I wandered around a bit snapping off morning photos.
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Panamint Springs campground is a rustic layout with some planted trees and natural shrubs scattered about by the hand of nature.
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Across the highway is some old equipment by the fuel station enjoying their retirement years as display pieces?
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After a quick breakfast we’re scooting back to Darwin Falls road just a few short miles from Panamint Springs
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It’s an easy enough road that any vehicle can transverse it.
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Only one other vehicle was at the trail head when we arrived.
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Wasting no time, Julie and I started our trek up the stream bed towards the falls.
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Along the way Mother nature had left a sign of how cold it got last night.
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Julie was bring up the rear as we took a last look at our disappearing TC.
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For some unknown reason to us a railing was built across the river bed cross ways, looked like all it was doing was catching river debris.
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As the valley narrowed I notice a pipe line hanging from the near by riverside wall.
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Ever narrowing valley made it seem like the vegetation was thickening, making us to pick our way through.
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It took us awhile to arrive at the falls, for we’re slow walkers.
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At last Darwin Falls were within sight.
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On our return leg a herd of young people nearly stampede us in their rush towards Darwin Falls.
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A better look at the little dam area and its piping system.
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Time traveled fast and out rig was in sight, near by we saw a couple of small critters.
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Back on SR190 a coyote out for a morning stroll, just outside of Panamint Springs.
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Zipping through Panamint Spring , Trona Road was quickly gotten to.
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Trona Road is a good two lanes all the way to Trona.
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Our little excursion into Trona Pinnacles start here.
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Julie reading some of the information signs.
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On to the pinnacles on a bumpy road.
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Trona Pinnacles
, as I understand they were left behind when ancient seas had dried up leaving these tall columns behind.
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This ends our short trip to ancient lands and over too soon weekend adventure, thanks to everyone for coming along.

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Posted: 02/04/13 03:46pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for the journey

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Thanks for posting. I always enjoy your trip reports.[emoticon]


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Great Photos! I have marked my map and put it in our "bucket".

Thanks for sharing.


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love it! thanks for sharing it with us.


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Thank you for sharing your journey with us.

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Crazy Creek wrote:

Thank you for sharing your journey with us.
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great TR,DV is on our bucket list.

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Thanks. I've been to most of those places, but not yet to Darwin Falls. Perhaps your trip report will be the inspiration I need.


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Gotta be careful of those wild herds of young 'uns! Thanks for the great pictures and report - what fun!


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