onM-Class 2001 Spring Trip to Death Valley

In the morning we will pass the salt flats of Saline Valley and the Indian Hot Springs. Farther up the canyon are unusual Indian petroglyphs. We'll park the vehicles and hike up to that site.

Close to Steel Pass is mysterious Marble Bath. It took me 12 years to find it. I was looking for a spring - but as it turned out, it is a bath tub full of blue glass marbles.

Stop at Eureka Sand dunes. They are the highest sand dunes in the Western Hemisphere. They look kinda low in this picture but they are almost 800 ft high!

It will be dark by the time we'll get back to the highway.

Plan is to take HWY 395 via Big Pine back to Los Angeles unless you have to take a different route home.


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