Notes and photos from places around the world that have villages, ruins, and good food. And $35 hotels... Also, wilderness 4x4 camping and backpacking.

Sunday, March 30, 2003

Bob and Andy's wilderness camping trip to Death Valley March 2003

We camped for six nights up Cottonwood Canyon, strictly 4WD only. The canyon offers unlimited interesting campsites protected from wind and sun. Watch the weather forecast, as this would not be a good place in a serious storm.

Dunes, mountains, and spring flowers Posted by Hello

Dunes near Stovepipe Wells Posted by Hello

Looking due west across the valley. White alkali and white snow. Posted by Hello

Where to from here? Posted by Hello

The main valley from the east Posted by Hello

Looking south in late afternoon, near Ubehebe Crater Posted by Hello

The Racetrack. Bring your own water. Posted by Hello

Hiking up from the Racetrack Posted by Hello

Wilderness camp in Cottonwood Canyon Posted by Hello

Andy, not wearing a Red Sox hat Posted by Hello

A glimpse of the valley floor, a hundred feet below sea level, from below Zabriskie Point Posted by Hello

Hiking down from Zabriskie Point. Don't try this in summer. Posted by Hello

Interesting hiking challenge Posted by Hello

DV has many interesting side canyons like this Posted by Hello

The magic water does to rock Posted by Hello

Bleached bones in the desert Posted by Hello

Typical canyon hiking Posted by Hello

Petroglyphs Posted by Hello