Biking and Hiking in Death Valley

Kim polishes the marble in Mosaic Canyon

Kim polishes the marble in Mosaic Canyon

The past few days in Death Valley were quite enjoyable.  Our colds got better and we had fun hiking and biking. 

A view entering Titus Canyon

A view entering Titus Canyon

Chris was excited to explore the park on his motorcycle, as there were riders everywhere talking about the trails.  The riding was much more suited to Chris’s skill level (too much sand for Kim), hence we spent some time apart.

Aguereberry Point

Aguereberry Point

Chris had fun playing on the many dirt roads and taking awesome landscape pictures.  This is a shot from Aguereberry Point on the opposite side of the canyon from Dante’s View.

Charcoal Kilns

Charcoal Kilns

Chris was able to get to some “cool” sights (literally, the temperature on some of the mountains was 50 degree’s cooler than the valley). This is a picture of charcoal kilns built in 1876 to provide fuel to process silver/lead ore. Notice the snow in the foreground.

Kim goes it alone

Kim goes it alone

Kim actually took her first solo hike, and Golden Canyon was the perfect way too start.  Of course, she met a friend to hike with and they chatted the whole way.  He was kind enough to help capture the moment.

Timer shot in Mosaic Canyon

Timer shot in Mosaic Canyon

We actually did spend some time together. The Mosaic Canyon trail was a great canyon hike with polished marble rock faces, some rock climbs, and of course scenic views.

 

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