Kay's Photo Journal - May 2017
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5/29/2017 Eureka Dunes, Death Valley National Park, CA - Road to get to the dune was just like long-long washing board. The dune was not so large from far view, but when getting closer-and-closer dunes became large in size. The mountains around here were beautiful, not many visitors around 100 °F.
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5/29/2017 Marble Canyon Ghost Town, Death Valley National Park, CA - It is located in the mountains that between the Waucoba Mountain and Death Valley Rd. Still a few buildings standing storong, which was mining town.
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5/28/2017 Saline Springs Rock Art, Death Valley National Park, CA - It is fork art, stacking up the small rocks on the ground from small to large in size to express artist’s concept.
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5/28/2017 Upper Saline Springs, Death Valley National Park, CA - There are total 2 soaking pools in this area, both very hot that the reason no one there. I guess nice to soak in the hot tub in winter, but not over 100°F heat. Few more miles north, there is an another soaking pools that by wire fenced out.
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5/28/2017 Thunderbird Petroglyphs Panels, Death Valley National Park, CA (2 miles hike, 10 miles one way drive from Upper HS) - John and Jennifer gave me a ride on the rough road with her Jeep. We saw total 4 panels, where two were Thunderbird panels. I wanted to see it for over one year, I am so glad finally saw it.
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5/27/2017 Saline Warm Springs, Death Valley National Park, CA - There are total 5 soaking pools in this area, all cool to warm springs water, where clothing is optional. There were many people for the Memorial weekend getaway, 50-70 people. Every one very friendly.
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5/27/2017 Saline Valley Dunes, Death Valley National Park, CA - Cream color sand dune located at the middle of the flat area by the Salt Lake. It’s not too tall dunes.
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5/27/2017 Saline Valley Rock Art, Death Valley National Park, CA - It is not far from the Saline Valley Rd. There are pictographs, red and white colors, and petroglyphs that scatted all over the hill, which is unstable surface to climb up.
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5/27/2017 Salt Pier Ruin, Saline Valley, Death Valley National Park, CA - The salt is located in the Salt Lake, we can’t walk on it because its wet land. Amazing to bring the salt to other side of the mountain range, still a few structures remind.
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5/26/2017 Father Crowley Vista, Death Valley National Park, CA - Usually I pass this place, but someone mentioned me, so that I stop by to enjoy the Rainbow Canyon below. Also hiked a short distance to see the Panamint Dunes and Towne Peak area.
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5/26/2017 Emigrant Canyon Petro, Death Valley National Park, CA - It is located by the roadside, I drove this road many times and I never know petroglyphs do exist here. Not many but interesting petroglyphs.
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5/25/2017 Marble Canyon Petro, Death Valley National Park, CA - I was hiking until find the petroglyphs, and finally found it. There are two good size of petroglyphs panels, then turn back. I am glad I found it, otherwise I am still hiking.
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5/25/2017 Marble Canyon, Death Valley National Park, CA (12 miles) - I didn’t know where is the TH, so that I started hike about first mouth of the canyon that actual TH is 4 miles away. I can handle the long distance hike but heat, over 100 °F, was killing me. Narrow canyon, wide dried wash that repeated for this hike.
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5/24/2017 Klare Springs Petro, Titus Canyon, Death Valley National Park, CA - Only handful petroglyphs found on the boulder here. The Klare Springs is near by and water is running, but only short distance.
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5/24/2017 Leadfield, Titus Canyon, Death Valley National Park, CA - Hard to imagine, this place was booming town one time that located higher side of middle of the mountains, and not easy to get here, currently only standing three old buildings. However it has stunning view.
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5/24/2017 Titus Canyon, Death Valley National Park, CA - This is my second visit, at last time I just drive through, at this time, I really enjoyed scene. Tutus Canyon Narrows is one way road, and surrounding mountains are beautiful.
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5/22/2017 Cow Cove Petroglyphs, Mojave National Preserve, CA (10.7 miles) - When I learned there are more than one petroglyphs sites in this area, I wanted to re-visit and did it. I found three sites, and saw more petroglyphs in main site than before. I feel like I can find some more petroglyphs sited around here.
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5/21/2017 Vontrigger Wash, Mojave National Preserve, CA (3 miles) - There is a pictographs panel but all faded out and can not tell what original figures were. There were many yellow/orange butterflies and bees. The canyon was very nice place to hike up to.
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5/20/2017 Saddle Wash Canyon, Mojave National Preserve, CA (2.5 miles) - There are three distinguish rock art sites, the rebirth rock, hidden cave and south point. Rebirth rock site has both petroglyphs and pictographs. Hidden cave has red colored pictographs. South point has petroglyphs.
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5/19/2017 Burro Canyon, Mojave National Preserve, CA - This canyon has so many rocks that potential canvas for the petroglyphs. I found petroglyphs here and there, group by group.
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5/19/2017 Black Canyon Wash, Mojave National Preserve, CA (8.8 miles inc Burro Cyn) - There are so many petroglyphs, 100ft or more of the wall full of petroglyphs. It is broken fence surrounding it. Some scramble required to hike up to the middle of the hill to take close look.
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5/18/2017 Lake Havasu, CA - The west side of the Lake Havasu resort is located in the Chemeheuvi Indian Reservation. From California side to see Arizona side, amazingly so many houses/buildings standing all over the hill.
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5/18/2017 West Well Petro, near Lake Havasu, CA - This place is located in the Chemeheuvi Indian Reservation. Need 4x4 road to get there but use the power line road, then maybe no need 4x4. The boulder is fenced out and petroglyphs are located upper side of the boulder, not easy to see it.
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5/18/2017 Cow Springs Petro, near Mojave National Preserve, NV (5.3 miles) - There are more than one way to get to the panel and possible to drive all the way to the panel. The weather was just perfect and nice Joshua Trees forest, I have hiked rather than drive. Only few petro not many.
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5/17/2017 Halloran Springs, Mojave National Preserve, CA - It is located west side of the small hill that close to the highway #15. There are not many petroglyphs, couple here and there, but who can complain.
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5/14/2017 Backcountry Adventures Tour, Wind Wolves Preserve, CA - It is mini bus/van, tour and took us to the authorized access only area, seems to there are many dirt roads but not for public to drive through. We went through many gates, where one gate has 7 locks on it. We stopped three small pictographs sites. We didn’t go to the one of the best pictographs cave site that was very disappointed.
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5/13/2017 Traver Ranch, Carrizo Plain National Monument, CA - This place is located west side of the main road, Soda Lake Rd, in Carriozo Plain. Display farming equipment, owner built the house in 800 acres property and crop the wheat and barley in 1940’s. Currently occupied the house by bats, that the way to protect declining the bat population.
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5/13/2017 Carrizo Plain National Monument, CA - I saw a mouse or mole, four owls on the trees, red yellow and black color birds, yellow and tiny amount of black bird. When I was here at last time, everywhere super blooming flowers but not anymore, no more flowers and all brown.
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5/11/2017 Carrizo Plain Pictographs, Carrizo Plain National Monument, CA (7.8 miles) - The gate is closed near the Visitor Center for automobiles, but hike is allowed. The pictographs are mainly red color and one wall full, but some of are already disappeared. I saw victory sign pictographs at far end - maybe these are not so old pictographs, added later.
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5/11/2017 Sauchito Ranch, Carrizo Plain National Monument, CA - Oldest still standing ranch in Carrizo Plain National Monument. This place is located way to go to the Carrizo Plain Pictographs. They use to have a generator for electricity. Looks like power poles are phone line poles. I believe not many visitors come here but someone maintains very well.
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5/10/2017 Kern River, near Isabella Lake, CA (4 miles) - Lot of water running in the river and large trees are in the water, seems to usually the river water run much less. However some people are having fun with white water by rafting. Many places both side of river covered with beautiful rocks.
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5/10/2017 Slippery Rock Petro, near Isabella Lake, CA - There are many rocks around here, Kern River east side, just south of the highway #155. Only one rock has petroglyphs on it. Best time to take photo of this rock is morning when sun hits it from front.
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5/8/2017 Iny-181, near Olancha, CA (6.4 miles) - The petroglyphs location called Iny-181 and there are Iny-179, 180 and 351 are near by. A bridge on the LA Aqueduct is too narrow for me to drive through, so that started hiking, I was at the mouth of the canyon and rain started. That was sacks, I turned back without seeing any petroglyphs.
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5/8/2017 Haiwee Reservoir, near Olancha, CA - This reservoir is located between Olancha and Fossil Falls, and visible from the highway #395. I saw it many times, so that I try to stop by to the reservoir today. I didn’t know that its close to the public access. This reservoir water is drinking water of Los Angeles and sending it via LA Aqueduct.
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5/6/2017 Fossil Falls, CA - This was my 2nd time to go to the bottom of the dry waterfalls, waterfalls view is very nice from the bottom. I was not expected but Tom wants to go there, so I took him. As I told him, there is not much petroglyphs and we couldn’t find any new petroglyphs panes. Thanks Tom to show me a panel atop of the waterfalls.
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5/6/2017 Little Lake Rock Art, CA - Thank you Dr. Alan Garfinkel Gold for let me joined to the tour. Thank you Tom for car pooling and extra effort to show me around. The Little Lake was on my bucket list for while, it was difficult to get there because its in the private property. It was better than expected and I really enjoyed it. It was nice to meet you all URAF members.
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5/3/2017 Sierra Nevada, Owens valley, CA - Still lot of snow atop of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. It’s beautiful, I enjoy seeing it, but start to worry about the snow will melt by this summer or not, because I am planning to hike up all those mountains this summer, where I don’t want to hike on the snow.
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5/3/2017 Yellow Jacket Petro Hunt, Owens Valley, CA - There are 200 petroglyphs in 9 acres range that I read from the Internet. I have good luck to finding petroglyphs, but not at this time, I can’t find even one. If you know the location of the Yellow Jacket Petroglyphs, please let me know. I had a good hike in nice area, even no petroglyphs.
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5/2/2017 Perlite Mine, Owens Valley, CA - It is located west from the Tinemaha Creek Campground in the Fish Springs area. It was large size mine, but its a ghost mine now. Usage of the perlite is mainly building construction products.
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5/2/2017 Birch Creek Petroglyphs, Owens Valley, CA - This place is not far from the Fish Springs Petroglyphs site, I assume the same people made these petroglyphs. It is located bottom of the straight cliff wall on the hill, a means hike up to see it. This site also called Inyo-270.
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5/2/2017 Fish Springs Petroglyphs, Owens valley, CA - Many petroglyphs exist here are not deep enough of carving that caused faded out, a means not good photos came out. But I enjoyed to finding one after another. It is very close to highway #395. This site also called Iny-269.
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5/2/2017 Film History Museum, Lone Pine, CA - The nearby Alabama Hills has been the location of 500-600 movies, and countless number of commercials and television shows. In the museum, there are movie posters all over the walls. I have been to Alabama Hill, click here
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