Death Valley National Park Keene Canyon-Wonder Mine Loop. Dec. 3, 2019

John Morrow

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Fantastic Dayhike loop up a pretty canyon with plenty of dryfall scrambling, a visit to two major mine sites, and a descent down on of the longer trails in the national park. Any issues or concerns are diligently described in Michel Digonnet's: "Hiking Death Valley". Only recently restored and reopened to the public.


Mine left, Canyon right
by John Morrow, on Flickr


Love dryfall curves
by John Morrow, on Flickr


canyon narrows
by John Morrow, on Flickr


polished rock
by John Morrow, on Flickr


more polished bottom
by John Morrow, on Flickr


Big Bell Mine
by John Morrow, on Flickr


Sheeeps
by John Morrow, on Flickr


Love this view
by John Morrow, on Flickr


Upper terminal
by John Morrow, on Flickr


Towers and cars
by John Morrow, on Flickr

I'm not usually a big mine ruin person but this day rocked.


I take way too many canyon pics, I know, but complete set here:

 
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