Death Valley NP: Corkscrew and Artist Palette Peaks, scramble dayhikes Nov 2019

John Morrow

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Nov. 21st: Lots of info out there for Corkscrew Peak. We possessed really none of it but I remembered needing to head for the spring identified on the south slope in the Topo. From near there we picked up a trail that led us rising through fog, sleet, and graupel squalls in a corkscrew fashion around the south side to the NE and a distinct summit ridge. 1st of what would become 4 significant precip events over the month of Nov.

Corkscrew Peak behind clouds by John Morrow, on Flickr

through the limestone cliff band by John Morrow, on Flickr

sleet and graupel descent by John Morrow, on Flickr

deterioratiing conditions in snow squawl by John Morrow, on Flickr

garden by John Morrow, on Flickr

mountain fails to come out by John Morrow, on Flickr

DSC02459 by John Morrow, on Flickr

Nov 22nd: This day was a partial repeat of a loop I did here (http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8026169) only this time in reverse in order to head over to Courtney Purcell's Artist Palette Peak 2230' and crossing back over Borax Benchmark in the opposite direction. It entails going up 20 Mule Team Canyon over Borax and descending Corkscrew Canyon.

DSC02472 by John Morrow, on Flickr

DSC02480 by John Morrow, on Flickr

DSC02492 by John Morrow, on Flickr

DSC02506 by John Morrow, on Flickr

I remember climbing this miserable gully. It was so much better on descent!:

The right direction to do this gully! by John Morrow, on Flickr

More pictures here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/23557848@N03/albums/72157711921877696

 
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Wow John! Amazing photos, the “garden” photo is my favorite, thanks for sharing
 
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