We left Towne Pass shortly after six a.m., headed over Towne Bench Mark, the down a steep, loose crappy descent of 1200' or so, only to climb back up over point 6500 and eventually Panamint Butte. We came out in the dark.
Route Climbed: From Towne Pass Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2005
My first time hiking in Death Valley. This was kind of a dull hike, but the rest of the weekend was great--Corkscrew Peak and some spectacular flowers in the valley, then Eagle on Sunday. I'll be heading back to tag more of the DPS peaks in the area.
Route Climbed: Panamint Valley Ridge Date Climbed: 2/26/05
Great ridge, great position, great views ... but, rather unpleasant terrain. Much of this route is very loose ... not the fun 'boot ski on the way down' loose ... loose with hard stuff underneath ... slippery!! Regardless, this was great day and a fun hike.