Golden Canyon's Crumbling Walls

Manly Beacon's proud profile is on the right.
Death Valley. California. December 24, 2006. 1:30 pm.

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Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Feb 14, 2007 4:37 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice shot

I've been here several times and always love it. ID: the pointed peak on the right is Manly Beacon, and there is also an SP page for it.

Vladislav

Vladislav - Feb 15, 2007 9:00 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice shot

Thanks a lot for your comment! I was about to pull this photo from SP as nobody seemed to notice it. Also, thanks for identifying that peak for me. I was wondering whether it had a name.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Feb 15, 2007 10:28 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Nice shot

Don't pull it. It's nice. You might attach it to the Manly Beacon page, where it might get more notice.

Vladislav

Vladislav - Feb 15, 2007 11:10 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice shot

Usually I pull a picture if it doesn't get a vote/comment after being up for a month or so. Your comment pretty much saved this picture :) Golden Canyon is my favorite place in Death Valley. As pictures go, I really liked the BW one you took (Manly Beacon page). Thanks again.
Vlad.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Feb 16, 2007 12:12 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Nice shot

And thank you! And I'm glad I "saved" your shot. It would have been a shame to take it down.

lisae

lisae - Feb 16, 2007 12:48 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Nice shot

Don't pull it. It is a nice image. Golden Canyon is one of the places I want to check out when we go to Death Valley next month.

Vladislav

Vladislav - Feb 16, 2007 4:44 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice shot

Yes, Lisa. Check it out. It is an amazing place. One drawback is the crowds. But if you go as far as Red Cathedral or Manly Beacon you will hardly see anyone there.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Feb 17, 2007 3:55 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Nice shot

Lisa, Golden Canyon is surreal and worth it. It might be crowded, but press deeper and explore side canyons (just make sure to keep track of your turns). I've climbed Manly Beacon twice, once from each end, and it's awesome. There's more-challenging climbing on the large, dark formation between Manly and the Golden Canyon trailhead, and I can almost guarantee you no one else will be up there. Expect Class 3-4 depending on the route you find and expect superb views of the Panamints and the salt pan and the badlands. Have a great trip. I'm jealous!

lisae

lisae - Feb 17, 2007 4:29 am - Voted 10/10

Thanks for the advice!

I am going with my husband and he tends to be cautious, so I suspect we will be sticking to fairly well traveled hikes on this trip. That is one of the reasons I've been looking at some of the canyons as possibilities. Luckily, he doesn't mind running accross other people when we hike. :-)

I'm going to spend a week in Joshua Tree, before he meets me, so I'll have to get my climbing and scrambling fix there.




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