Dingus Milktoast wrote:Great shots Dayhiker, esp the 2nd one. The colors on the floor of the sink are cool
What were you doing up there may I ask? Amargosa Range huh.... that's quite a span of possibilities!
Thanks. For showing the snow conditions, I could have cropped the second one as well, or used a closer-in shot, but I looked at how the valley floor looked and said, "No way."
I was with Rick Kent, doing yet another exploratory descent in Death Valley's Black Mountains (part of Amargosa Range, as you know). This canyon is just southeast of the Artists Drive loop, but it's not one of the canyons inside the loop.
Here is a KML file that can be opened in Google Earth. I created it using Visual Basic code that I wrote: (Download and then open in GE.)
I will eventually have to delete it because my web-space account has limitations on total bytes.
It shows the canyon we did on Saturday, when I took the photo I posted earlier. The blue track is one I manually created beforehand for the canyon watercourse, and I included it instead of our actual GPS zig-zag track through the canyon. (Poor GPS reception in some places inside the canyon, of course.) The two red tracks are our actual approach and finish on Saturday.
The waypoints R01, R02, etc. are the 15 rappels we did. We had to build anchors for all; there were no traces of previous human presence at any of the drops.
The photo is from the waypoint "CYN APPR SDL," which is here: http://www.mytopo.com/maps.cfm?mtlat=36.33719&mtlon=116.74950