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Death Valley Natl Pk; Racetrack Valley, Ubehebe and Lost Burro Peaks Nov 21-22, 2018

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:29 am
by John Morrow
After a long long drive through Mojave National Preserve, Kimberly and I landed in the Racetrack Valley where we set up a camp at the mouth of Lost Burro Gap (Hunter Mountain Road) for a couple of nights and days of hiking.
Our first day was a hike up Ubehebe Peak 5678' trail from the Racetrack and onto the Racetrack and Grandstand.

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Later in the day was some afternoon explorations of local canyons from camp in order to avoid a windstorm. We thought we'd be in the thick of a Racetrack Valley sandstorm but the only sand in the air was in the far distant Saline Valley.

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The next day we found a neat way to access Lost Burro Peak 6097' above the Lost Burro Mine by approaching through a deep slot canyon with dryfall scrambles and bypasses. This hike is well described and mapped in Michel Digonnet's "Hiking Death Valley: A Guide to its Natural Wonders and Mining Past".

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Full set of pics:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/23557848@ ... 4507211075

Re: Death Valley Natl Pk; Racetrack Valley, Ubehebe and Lost Burro Peaks Nov 21-22, 2018

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:26 am
by Stincil
Fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

Re: Death Valley Natl Pk; Racetrack Valley, Ubehebe and Lost Burro Peaks Nov 21-22, 2018

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:20 pm
by D.A. Wright
Beautiful views from points of view that I’ve never been to. Thank you!