Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Virgin Spring Canyon, Death Valley

The first day of a Death Valley trip. After a driving tour of the Greenwater Valley (with some hiking around the old mines at Furnace and up to the divide there), I did a short hike up Virgin Spring Canyon in the southern end of Death Valley National Park. The spring is dry and clearly has been for a number of years. The tank in the picture, and an old bathtub next to it, were originally placed there back when the spring was running. After hiking another mile upcanyon to some ruins of stone houses used by miners in the canyon approximately 1906, I called it a day and headed back to the truck before running out of daylight.

GPS details of the hike on EveryTrail

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