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Death Valley Spring Trip

 
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RichardK



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:56 pm    Post subject: Death Valley Spring Trip  Reply with quote

We spent last weekend in Death Valley. The approaching storm front did not bring rain, but the winds were blasting at times. If you want to see a great wildflower display, go now. The canyons off the valley floor have the best flower display I have seen in a few years. The winds made picture taking difficult, but here are a few.










The first canyon we hiked was Room Canyon. The hike is documented here.

The entrance to Room Canyon.




The first thing you notice are unusual rock formations.








Room Canyon then squeezes down to a nice section of narrows.










If you want to see more, you must crawl on your belly like a reptile.




Now the canyon reveals an amphitheater.  There is an echo here.






You also have to crawl back out.




Do not miss the side slot either.








The next hike was Foundry Canyon which is documented here.

Foundry Canyon is popular with canyoneers who with a car shuttle will rapel the entire canyon. See this report.


The canyon walls at the entrance suggest some ancient temple.






The canyon narrows down.












The pupfish were having a good spring, too.










Happy hikers hoping that nothing falls through the crack.


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tarol



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great pics!  May go here in about a week - I've been reading all the reviews about the bloom which have been mixed
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice Richard. Room Canyon looks cool. Excellent pupfish sighting.
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