Wildrose Peak | Death Valley, California

Wildrose Peak | Death Valley, California

Wildrose Peak is an 8.4 mile round trip trail beginning at the Wildrose Charcoal Kilns in Death Valley National Park, California. Ascending the excellent trail from the Wildrose Charcoal Kilns at 6,800ft elevation to the summit of Wildrose Peak at 9,064ft elevation, your total elevation gain is 2,264ft. Views at points along the trail and definitely from the summit are spectacular including the expanse of Death Valley almost directly below from Badwater to Furnace Creek and further in both directions with the Funeral Mountains as a backdrop. It’s a Grand Canyon level view! 8.4 Miles RT, 6,800 > 9,064ft **Excellent Trail** Click image or title above for more…

Wildrose Charcoal Kilns | Death Valley, California

The Death Valley Wildrose Charcoal Kilns, located on Charcoal Kiln Road near Telescope Peak in the Panamint Mountain Range are perhaps the best preserved Charcoal Kilns on earth. Built in 1877 to create charcoal used to smelt lead and silver in the Modock Mines about 25 miles West in the Argus Range, the Wildrose Charcoal Kilns were only used for 2 years. Click image or title above for more…

Telescope Peak Summit from Charcoal Kilns | Death Valley, California

Telescope Peak Summit from Charcoal Kilns | Death Valley, California

Telescope Peak, on the highest ridge of the Panamint Mountain Range bordering the West side of Death Valley is as close as you can get to experiencing the entire valley in one adventure. The feeling is purely magical as you traverse a ridge on top of the world, looking straight from that 11,049ft elevation down to Badwater, lowest point in the Western hemisphere at -282ft. Route details: 19 mi Roads, Trails (mostly), Wilderness
6800ft > 11,043ft **Mostly Excellent Trails** Click image or title above for more…

Eureka Mine | Harrisburg (Aguereberry Camp) | Cashier Mill | Death Valley, California

Eureka Mine | Death Valley, California

Eureka Mine and its supporting mining town, Harrisburg (Aguereberry Camp) and Cashier Mill were founded by Pete Aguereberry and Shorty Harris in 1905. Cashier Mill, built in 1909, utilized gas power to extract gold from the ore hauled from Eureka Mine, first pulverizing the ore, then using mercury and cyanide to extract the gold. Route Details: Turn left off of Emigrant Canyon Road onto Aguereberry Point Road. Eureka Mine along with Pete Aguereberry’s Cabin and the Cashier Mill are less than a mile up the road on the right. Click image or title above for more…

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