Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Circling the Sierra Nevada: Death Valley's Mahogany Flat

The charcoal kilns up near Mahogany Flat are interesting at night... another great candidate for star trails and/or light painting, but COLD at nearly 8000 feet, probably snowed in by January. It's a looonnng drive from the valley on small, tight roads. On the way there, the road to the ghost town of Skidoo has some interesting mine ruins, haven't explored them yet or been all the way out to the town site yet though. By early December in this late Winter the gravel road to the cmpground at Mahogany Flat at 8200' had snow and ice and was dicey in an AWD minivan, particularly on the descent.