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Letterman
April 12th, 2011, 14:13
Was in Panamint Valley for a few days with some good friends, mostly just to shoot photos and some light wheeling.
Turn off to Ballarat Road:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0133.jpg

A looking point to see where Panamint City is:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0094.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0101.jpg

Radar station at the south end of Panimint Valley:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0130.jpg

Letterman
April 12th, 2011, 14:21
Ballarat ghost town still has some complete building standing:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0164.jpg

The "Manson Family" abandoned truck is still in good shape:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0184.jpg

The stars were said to be painted by the "Manson Family" at least that is the story from the town caretaker
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0181.jpg

One of the two rooms in the town Jail/Hotel:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0197.jpg

Windows could use some cleaning:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0198.jpg

Letterman
April 12th, 2011, 14:25
A tiny ore car still on tracks:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0200.jpg

Spare parts:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0201.jpg

Spare body:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0202.jpg

Directions to the canyons:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0209.jpg

I was there:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0213.jpg

Nice warm spring day:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0216.jpg

The one store in town:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0219.jpg

Letterman
April 12th, 2011, 14:27
Sunset on the Panimint Mountains:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0227.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0237.jpg

Looking to the north end of Panimint Valley:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0337.jpg

Letterman
April 12th, 2011, 14:32
Heading up South Park Canyon:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0461.jpg

The canyon walls are huge, and photos can't even show how big the steep hillsides are:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0469.jpg

Briggs Camp cabins are very well kept up:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0512.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0483.jpg

Target practice anyone:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0533.jpg

A few hundered feet above the cabins the hill side bridge is not for the weak hearted:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0594.jpg

Letterman
April 12th, 2011, 14:40
Another mine on the high plans atop the Panamint Range still had interesting parts, cars, trucks and tractors left behind to weather in the sun, snow and rain:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0669.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0671.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0700.jpg

This lisard sat still for over 10 minutes as we all got a good close up shot:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0684.jpg


All the holes gave a Disco Ball feel to the small shack:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0693.jpg

Tractor converted to maybe pump water into or out of the mine shaft:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0709.jpg

Letterman
April 12th, 2011, 14:43
Indian petroglyphs on rocks all over the top of a ridge:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0748.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0761.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0764.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0768.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0777.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0785.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0806.jpg

Letterman
April 12th, 2011, 14:46
A not very well maintained cabin at the top of Pleasant Canyon:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0824.jpg

Heading back down Pleasant Canyon:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0882.jpg

Seems like everyone that comes into town takes photos of the truck:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0969.jpg

Letterman
April 12th, 2011, 14:50
Heading up Goler Wash Road, a simple 4x4 can make this trail with a good driver:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_1031.jpg

The Canyon Walls make you feel very small:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_1043.jpg

The spring flowers made for some great photos:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_1051.jpg

Looking back at Panimint as we head to Death Valley:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_1065.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_1068.jpg

Entering Death Valley:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_1173.jpg

Letterman
April 12th, 2011, 14:55
One of the very last standing buildings of Barker Ranch, the ranch became famous in 1969 when they caught Charles Manson and his "Family" hiding out at the ranch.
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_1199.jpg

Most of the "Family" ranch is just short stone walls as it was burned to the ground in 2009 by an "Accidental" fire:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_1202.jpg

Striped Butte in the valley just over the hill side:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_1249.jpg

Letterman
April 12th, 2011, 14:59
Russels Camp Cabin just up the hill from Striped Butte:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_1306.jpg

From the other side:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_1380.jpg

Looking down on Striped Butte:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_1383.jpg

Work shed:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_1428.jpg

Some more cabins:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_1512.jpg

Striped Butte:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_1521.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_1523.jpg

Rock staking:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_1538.jpg

Letterman
April 12th, 2011, 15:03
Hiking up to look at a birds nest(very top of the shot) got the feathers all ruffled, and the birds started making lots of noise:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_2028.jpg

Park Ranger:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_2071.jpg

Some nice views:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_2090.jpg

Letterman
April 12th, 2011, 15:04
Heading back down Goler Wash Road:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_2119.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_2128.jpg

Letterman
April 12th, 2011, 15:08
Sunday we went up to Jail Mine on Trail Canyon Road, and again we entered Death Valley Park:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_2158.jpg

An amazing canyon:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_2175.jpg

Still with a very well intact mine:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_2180.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_2207.jpg

Might need to change that belt out:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_2208.jpg

Colorful rust:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_2224.jpg

Looking down on the mine:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_2235.jpg

I think this welding table is better then mine:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_2251.jpg

From the other side of the canyon:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_2264.jpg

Letterman
April 12th, 2011, 15:16
Lots of cool rusty stuff:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_2279.jpg

This could still work . . . .
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_2283.jpg

Maybe not this:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_2316.jpg

She's a runner:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_2327.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_2349.jpg

Letterman
April 12th, 2011, 15:16
The Panamint Daisy is one of Death Valley's most unique wildflowers:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_3011.jpg

Looking back into the Valley showing off his NAXJA shirt:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_3043.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_3097.jpg

Long drive out, but always worth it:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_3120.jpg

jakeWI
April 12th, 2011, 17:26
great pics.

jakeWI
April 12th, 2011, 17:34
wow. just wow. real awesome pics. great looking views and sites. Just got done looking through all of them.

Jes
April 12th, 2011, 17:51
Great pics, Dave.
Was an awesome time for sure, I just love the desert.

playwithit
April 12th, 2011, 18:54
Thanks for posting those Dave. Incredible place on my short list of places to visit.

hiimmred
April 12th, 2011, 18:56
Looks like a great time, thanks for sharing the pics Dave. Makes me want to go there even more than I already did.

lesslimited
April 12th, 2011, 19:33
Awesome pics, Dave! The wife and I love the desert and mountains as much as Hawaii.

Letterman
April 12th, 2011, 22:03
Great pics, Dave.
Was an awesome time for sure, I just love the desert.

I love the desert too, never seems to be enough time to see it all, from all the amazing places I have explored, I feel Panimint and Death Valley still has so much more to see.

Always best to share the adventure with good friends:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_1620.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_1623.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_1479.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_1364.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0740.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0293.jpg

Even that guy in the blue shirt showed up:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_1043.jpg

Just too bad that they all did not show up:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dlddesign/Trips/PanamintValley2011/PV2011_0032.jpg
:D

Looks like a great time, thanks for sharing the pics Dave. Makes me want to go there even more than I already did.
You should be with us!

Jes
April 17th, 2011, 10:15
Long drive out from Idaho...
http://www.fototime.com/DBEDE8C27631D2D/standard.jpg
Some reading material...
http://www.fototime.com/8ED825E2321CE5F/standard.jpg
http://www.fototime.com/09E2EBD8F68A341/standard.jpg
It was HOT, quite the change from what we were all experiencing just a day or two earlier...
http://www.fototime.com/9DD316A39BEEB96/standard.jpg
...many hours were spent relaxing in the shade and drinking a beverage or two.

...

Jes
April 17th, 2011, 10:19
Argus range lit up in the early morning...
http://www.fototime.com/49259F173BE36A7/standard.jpg
Ruins in Ballarat...
http://www.fototime.com/8D793557508CAE9/standard.jpg
Heading up to South Park canyon...
http://www.fototime.com/B948AC98F837101/standard.jpg
Stone cabin...
http://www.fototime.com/7ED365EC36F7EC7/standard.jpg
In the back yard of Briggs cabin...
http://www.fototime.com/60FED3137E4206F/standard.jpg

...

Jes
April 17th, 2011, 10:23
http://www.fototime.com/B740C72A56B25CE/standard.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/4B81EE594E3CEDD/standard.jpg

Some old miner we ran into...
http://www.fototime.com/ED00D752CAAA731/standard.jpg
Cool mine...
http://www.fototime.com/84148CF15B5E5CF/standard.jpg
Was still a little snow up high...
http://www.fototime.com/4C76FADEBC9ABEB/standard.jpg

...

MoparManiac
April 18th, 2011, 09:11
Seriously...those are some amazing photos.

I'm 100% jealous.

Bryan C.
April 19th, 2011, 09:11
I finally got my pics uploaded:

Barker Ranch
http://www.fototime.com/6FC5842BAF8017F/standard.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/8A25F32D5014116/standard.jpg

Flowers everywhere:

http://www.fototime.com/E49ADEC2544DE8F/standard.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/CB14FFF5890F54A/standard.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/DAEDB0659AEBFF0/standard.jpg

Loved the canyons, so many colors
http://www.fototime.com/F02846CD6542EBA/standard.jpg

Shelf road
http://www.fototime.com/D5B1B037F4CBD16/standard.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/256C3EF97B11E4F/standard.jpg

Bryan C.
April 19th, 2011, 09:12
Fixer upper, but the it is in a prime location.
http://www.fototime.com/F3EA2A338107CA3/standard.jpg

Lizard on the door.
http://www.fototime.com/086CD8DBF6F090F/standard.jpg

Hard to make out, but the image at the top looks like a face with a headress to me.
http://www.fototime.com/1D2FF7209EF3875/standard.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/8AD2BC17D954304/standard.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/AE820EB1993B3F1/standard.jpg

X marks the spot, is that a size 12 moccasin?
http://www.fototime.com/ECE2C08C0452685/standard.jpg

Asshats
http://www.fototime.com/2900AE1B504985E/standard.jpg

Great white shark in the rocks.
http://www.fototime.com/CEECDD6D4F3C09A/standard.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/1EEB50EA2AE8F48/standard.jpg

Great trip, wish I was still there.

karstic
April 24th, 2011, 08:06
Great photo tour guys

MelloYello
April 24th, 2011, 17:39
Nice shots. It looks like it was a great trip.

Jes
April 30th, 2011, 17:57
I love JUNK...

http://www.fototime.com/A5FB3136D582470/standard.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/13873C5E8917CE5/standard.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/2207D95D07F2FAD/standard.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/D606565E2B5E53C/standard.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/766D7C4337BD6F8/standard.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/125B8A6FE0BF8E7/standard.jpg

:cool: