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
Dunes near Stovepipe Wells
Looking due west across the valley. White alkali and white snow.
Where to from here?
The main valley from the east
Looking south in late afternoon, near Ubehebe Crater
The Racetrack. Bring your own water.
Hiking up from the Racetrack
Wilderness camp in Cottonwood Canyon
Andy, not wearing a Red Sox hat
A glimpse of the valley floor, a hundred feet below sea level, from below Zabriskie Point
Hiking down from Zabriskie Point. Don't try this in summer.
Interesting hiking challenge
DV has many interesting side canyons like this
The magic water does to rock
Bleached bones in the desert
Typical canyon hiking
Notes and photos from places around the world that have villages, ruins, and good food. And $35 hotels... Also, wilderness 4x4 camping and backpacking.