Buckwheat Dunes

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Buckwheat Dunes

Post by Stincil » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:15 am

My buddy and I hiked the Buckwhaet dunes this last week and it was beautiful. There was no one to be seen. The only downside was the tire ruts next to the dunes. I'm taking a rake with me the next time I go back. We also walked up to the talc mine and the old miner's cabin past it. After checking out Ibex and Saratoga Springs we hiked from HW Road over to the Owlsheads to check out the slot canyons there. Man, my feet were killing me. :shock: Very windy most of the time. https://www.facebook.com/Mustang260ci/v ... 00/?type=3
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Post by TrailHound » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:25 pm

Can you post pictures other than Facebook? I don't have a Facebook account and never will. Thanks.

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Post by Death Valley Dazed » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:49 am

I can't access any of this. Please add some method of obtaining your trip report. I'd love to see your images.
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Re: Buckwheat Dunes

Post by Stincil » Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:26 pm

Thanks,

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Re: Buckwheat Dunes

Post by TrailHound » Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:00 am

Wow! Those are some really nice pictures. You have a good eye. Thank you for sharing.

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Post by wbdeford » Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:03 pm

Nice! I've been to the 6 well known dune fields in the park. Now I have to go to Buckwheat. It doesn't look like too bad a hike over from HW Road--only a little farther than the hikes to the Panamint Dunes and the Hidden Dunes.

Any other significant dune fields in the park I don't know about?

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Post by Stincil » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:56 pm

Thank you both.

I don’t know about any more dunes, other than one or two here and there. I found out about them from panamintcity.com. The best way to get to them is to go west from Ibex Spring. There’s two dirt roads out of the spring that merge before going over the hills into Buckwheat Wash. The northernmost one is the best. It turns off from the road going up to Moorhouse Mine.
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Post by Death Valley Dazed » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:40 am

Thanks to you Stincil and to Steve Hall for those gorgeous details. The Buckwheat dunes appear to have their own personality the way they weave in and out of the rock formations like they came from another planet. Buckwheat is now on the bucket list.
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Post by Candace_66 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:24 pm

wbdeford wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:03 pm
Nice! I've been to the 6 well known dune fields in the park. Now I have to go to Buckwheat. It doesn't look like too bad a hike over from HW Road--only a little farther than the hikes to the Panamint Dunes and the Hidden Dunes.

Any other significant dune fields in the park I don't know about?
I know of (and have visited):

Mesquite Dunes (by SW)
Panamint Dunes
Eureka Dunes
Hidden Dunes (in Eureka Valley)
Saline Valley dunes (by the SV Road)
Another small field of small dunes in the Saline Valley
Buckwheat Dunes
Ibex Dunes

Did I miss any? :grin:

Edited to add Ibex Dunes, which I forgot!
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Post by shane » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:23 pm

the dunes at the head of Sand canyon are smaller but well worth visiting. one of the best hikes in the park imo.

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Post by pluton » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:49 am

Don't forget Ibex dunes

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Re: Buckwheat Dunes

Post by wbdeford » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:10 am

Thanks, Candace! Will check those out some day.

Pluton, the Ibex Dunes are great....I love the purple sand on the back side.

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Post by MojaveGeek » Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:33 pm

Very nice pix! And... that was a pretty long day! I was out to the smoketree slots a week before you and that made for a decent day in itself! And you went to multiple slots so you crossed between them.

I haven't been to the Buckwheat Dunes but they look pretty nice! Echo what shane says about Sand Canyon!

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Post by Candace_66 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:01 pm

LOL, I didn't even know about Sand Canyon until you all started talking about it! I just looked at Steve Hall's write-up. :cool:

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Post by TacoLand » Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:51 am

Candace_66 wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:01 pm
LOL, I didn't even know about Sand Canyon until you all started talking about it! I just looked at Steve Hall's write-up. :cool:
I'm loathe to say this online, but it's probably my favorite hike in the Park. Perfect distance for me in a day hike, a tiny bit of way finding, killer landscape, and made a tarantula friend on the approach to the canyon mouth. Highly recommended and makes me want to explore the Owlshead Mountains more as it was completely empty.

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