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I forgot to mention in our last post that we had planned on leaving Death Valley about 30 minutes earlier then we did but while we were hooking up the Jeep to the Stinger "B" I could see, okay I was watching, a woman set up her site. Her rig is, as she put it, the "Grandfather" of the little white fiberglass RV's we see. Instead of all white it is black on the bottom. Anyway, I could see her putting up an umbrella then she moved it in closer to use it as her awning and then she sets up her outdoor kitchen under it. I just had to go and say hello when I finished my part of the hook up. What a nice lady. She mentioned it was her first time there and she had driven in from Los Angeles in the dark the night before on 190. I will be posting pictures of our ride on this highway below. She said it was quite a ride in the dark and we are sure it was. I was so busy chatting, then Tom came over, more chatting, then it was time to go, and we were down the road before I realized I had not taken a picture or gotten her name. She has our card and mentioned texting her information I hoped she would and then I found a text on Tom's phone and a picture. Thanks De for remembering; hope to see you again down the road.
|Is this not the cutest fiberglass travel trailer.
Thursday, November 7, 2019 (catching up)
|Up and watching the sunrise with our coffee.
|Our first stop was to put gas in the Jeep.
Not a price we enjoyed seeing.
Though, we would not need to add diesel to the Stinger "B"
while in California the Jeep was a different story.
|Today's plan is to take CA-190
over to Panamint Springs and back.
|Going by Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes.
|We have seen quite a few sand dunes over the years
so the view from the road is enough for this trip.
|Continuing past Stovepipe Wells we are on our way.
|Guessing those are the Panamint Dunes in the distance.
|Thin line in center of the picture is the road we are
|The ride down was beautiful.
|From what I can see on the map this is Lake Hill.
|We did not need gas but we could have saved 21 cents.
|Heading back but we will be turning at the road on the
right just ahead, Panamint Valley Road.
It will take us over to Wildrose Canyon Road,
Emigrant Canyon Road and then back to CA-190.
We noticed this road on our way earlier. So I got out the map and found this route. Except for one small section, according to the map, it was paved. It was and the unpaved section was mostly the deterioration of what once was a paved road. It was a "detour" worth taking.
|I kept this picture, that is our orange park pass reflected in
the window. We keep seeing signs promising animals
that we never see.
|Looking across Panamint Valley at the
Slate Range in the distance.
|Turning onto Trona-Wildrose Road.
|Have no clue what they are just thought they were
cute and Tom stopped so I could take some pictures.
|Then we came upon this little "oasis".
There were even some picnic tables.
|The road narrowed and according to the map
|vehicles over 25 feet not allowed.
|Another surprise ahead
|trees lining the road for a short distance.
|We stopped at the Wildrose Campground to eat our lunch.
This was our view.
|The remnants of one of three Civilian Conservation Camps
located in Death Valley National Park.
|Continuing down Wildrose Canyon Road.
|The Charcoal Kilns
Built to produce charcoal from the pinon pine forest for the
Modoc Mine Smelter 25 miles away.across the
|Heading back down
|the views are
We took one more side road off the main road to the Eureka mine, I am pretty sure it was around this point in the journey.
The Eureka Mine
A stop at the Remains of Pete Aquereberry's Camp
|Continuing back to the main road.
At this point we are back on Emigrant Canyon Road. All the following pictures are of the ride on that road I am just not sure of the correct order.
|These three pictures are about
|the shadows on the mountains
|and the road.
|We are now back to CA-190
|and are headed back to Sunset Campground.
|Missed the sun slipping behind the mountains
but back in time to see the last of its light on
the Funeral Mountains behind us .
We are so happy you stopped by!
If you have time to leave a comment we would enjoy hearing from you.
P.S We still have our view. Monday, November 18, 2019