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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Death Valley National Park Day 1 - Part 2

Highway 190 and the Panamint RangeAfter hiking Mosaic Canyon we drove out of the valley floor to the Wildrose charcoal kilns.

22 comments:

mountain.mama said...

What cool kilns. The world is filled with so many interesting things.

Small City Scenes said...

MM is right about the world filled with so many interesting things.
I have a friend who lives in beatty, Nevada--out in the desert. She said there is nothing out here and I told her I want to know everything historic and she looked around and found so much. and soon was looking at the beauty of the area she overlooked before. MB

Dale Forbes said...

tha sky is soooo blue!

Dale Forbes said...

tha sky is soooo blue!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

SCC: you are right, there is always simething to see but people sometimes do not notice them until it is pointed out to them and the start looking.

Gaelyn: a wonderful post.Is this going east from Vegas or north?

Diane AZ said...

How strange seeing those huge kilns all in a row! The last photo is beautiful looking toward the Sierra Nevada Range with all those layers of colors and textures.

Craver Vii said...

The pics are all gorgeous, but the kilns have piqued my interest. I'm off to learn more about charcoal...

Evelyn Howard said...

The kilns are beautiful. They look like bee hives.

Barb said...

I've seen some similar kilns in UT while riding bike. So symmetrical.

Bibi said...

I remember these kilns...next thing I saw that big, actually bigger, were beehive-shaped mausoleums in Mycenae, Greece.

RuthieJ said...

Those kilns are so neat looking. I suppose the Death Valley climate is what's kept them from deteriorating, even after so many years?

Quiet Paths said...

A fascinating place so rich in history.

Ebie said...

Hi Gaelyn, I have enjoyed your photos of Death Valley thorugh your many posts. My office mate was there last year in February, and I saw how beautiful it was! We are planning to go but cannot pick which is the best month to experience the same beautiful sceneries you have shown here.

Thank you for this tour!

Janie said...

The kilns are an interesting sight, all lined up, with an interesting history, too. Beautiful blue skies there.

Rambling Woods said...

and I didn't think of how charcoal would be made...what workmanship from so long ago..it is were made today, you would need to replace it in a couple of years..Michelle

Arija said...

Gaelyn, I have always wanted t see Death Valley and now you have brought it to me to enjoy. I love the charsoal kilns, Their shape as we as their purpose.
Wonderful photos too.

eileeninmd said...

The kilns are interesting sight all lined. Great photos.

Firefly said...

These landscapes looks so much like our own Karoo area. Hot and dry with very spares low bush.

Natural Moments said...

So much diversity in such a small area.

It certainly would have been time consuming and expensive to maintain the Kilns.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: Those kilns are really neat.

Karen said...

Why did they close them after only 3 years? did they run out of Pinyon pines?

dAwN said...

Howdee Gaeylyn,
I am so thrilled to be in a wifi coffee shop reading about your trip to Death Valley. We plan on going there next week and you do such a wonderful job explaining history, geology etc...thanks.
I will blog about my travels but I wont do it justice like you do...
thanks..you are paving the way for our trip.
If you have any additional info you might have let me know..we have a 40 ft rig..4 wheel drive vehicle..our 23 year old nephew is joining us and wants to tent beside us.
we love exploring like you do.
Oh also ..we will be in Quartzite for a week arriving around the 16th of Jan.
Hoping we might meet.
Take care..and again thanks for all the great info..
oh..one more thing..is there wifi anywhere around death valley? Or Cell service? I do have my broadband card.

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