Death Valley Page | Photos
|Death Valley has a few very remote and funky signposts. This one is on the
way to Racetrack Valley, about 30 miles down a washboard dirt road from Ubehebe
Crater. Note all of the teakettles and pots hanging and laying around the sign.
There are many old lead and silver mines in the area. Believe it or not, the
orange Southern California DeLorme topo
map lists this as a little black dot on the back page.
||A few more miles down the road from Teakettle Junction and you are finally
rewarded with this view of Racetrack Valley. Lippencott Lead Mine is in the far
valley; the road that continues to Saline Valley descends through the canyon on
the right. Ubehebe Mine, on the way to Racetrack Valley, is also a nice place
to hike around. The strange rock formation in the middle of the playa is called
||Crankshaft Crossing is at the very north end of Death Valley. It's
littered with crankshafts, of course. The aluminum transfer case in the
foreground seems new...I did not see it there two years ago. Even though this
is a well graded, wide dirt road, the last time I was on it, I ruined one of my
tires on a relatively small rock.|
|This is a picture of Badwater, the lowest point in America. I added a
small white arrow which points at a sign which says "sea level". This
sign barely registers as a pixel in this photo. The mountain is thousands of
feet high and rises directly out of the flat plain; the fault boundary is fairly
All photos Copyright © by Adam Lane. All rights reserved.