Panamint Pre-Run, February 11-13, 2000

The Panamint Valley runs parallel to
and just west of Death Valley
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Friday morning we check Pleasant Canyon behind the ghost town of Ballarat. This was very rough going. We hope to go up South Park Canyon on the run and come back down Pleasant Canyon.

There are many abandoned mines in the area that are fun to explore.

There were burros in the area and snow on top.

There better not be any of this white stuff around in April!


Saturday we did some rock climbing in Coyote Canyon.

We looked for Manson's hide-out (no luck) and went to the top of Mengel Pass to get a view of Death Valley.

This is some of the rock climbing necessary to get into the canyon.

Sunday we took a pleasant drive to the mining town of Darwin.

The trip through Darwin Canyon is easy and beautiful.

The Panamint Springs Camground and Resort is where we will be staying.

Last updated Sun Feb 27 13:00 PST 2000