Rain (really)

Here’s a quick slice of winter life in a desert campground during during some rare but welcome rain. Continue reading

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Control links

Last winter I just rode Half Pint around Death Valley. The Tundra wasn’t even unhitched from the Scamp! This winter I’ve used Blacky a lot more to explore the park. A climate controlled cab with comfy seats was a major plus. The 4WD came in handy on jeep roads.

At 12 years and 105k miles my truck is just about broke in. Apparently it was due for a minor break down. Continue reading

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Striped Butte

Further up Warm Springs Canyon from the Warm Spring Camp lies Striped Butte. Continue reading

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Warm Spring Camp

In the last post we started up into Warm Springs Canyon. The next stop was Warm Spring Camp. Back in its heyday it was a resort of sorts. Continue reading

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Warm Springs Canyon

West Side Road skirts the west side of Badwater Basin. It’s decent gravel. Most passenger cars should he able to handle that. Warm Springs Canyon Road is one of several spurs that carve into the Panamint Mountains. Ascending these canyons requires a high clearance vehicle. Continue reading

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Oh snap

Cliff made it look easy. “What’s the worst that can happen?” I actually said that out loud. Sometimes my mouth does that. It’s like my brain just can’t help itself. So of course something went wrong. Naturally. Continue reading

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