Tall Tales From The Field

Death Valley’s Panamint Valley

Another large valley at Death Valley National Park is Panamint Valley. It is 65 miles long and up to 10 miles wide and stretches from Panamint Dunes, located inside the park, to the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Center. It is also home to the Barker Ranch, infamous as the temporary home of the Charles Manson gang in the late 1960s.

 

The wide expanse and elevation changes are the predominant features at Panamint Valley at Death Valley National Park, California

Wide expanses and elevation changes are the predominant features at Panamint Valley. That’s snow-covered Telescope Peak, at 11,043 feet, the highest point in Death Valley NP.

 

Wide Valleys and tall mountain peaks are the predominate features at Death Valley National Park, California

The main road meanders through the valley and has some incredible elevation changes.

 

Panamint Dunes were formed when high winds forced sand into the north end of Panamint Valley at Death Valley National Park, California

Panamint Dunes was formed when high winds forced sand into the north end of Panamint Valley.

 

Brightly colored Zinc Hill in the Argus Range at Death Valley Natioal Park, California

Brightly colored Zinc Hill in the Argus Range.

 

The wide expanse and elevation changes are the predominant features at Panamint Valley at Death Valley National Park, California

 

Wide Valleys and tall mountain peaks are the predominate features at Death Valley National Park, California

 

Wide Valleys and tall mountain peaks are the predominate features at Death Valley National Park, California

 

 

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9 responses

  1. Had not heard of this valley before. Wonderful photos.

    Liked by 1 person

    February 26, 2017 at 1:25 PM

    • Thanks Peggy. Panamint Valley doesn’t get the hype like the other parts of the park

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      February 26, 2017 at 10:34 PM

  2. Amy

    These are NG shots! Magnificent!

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    February 26, 2017 at 1:50 PM

  3. Rich in textures and subtle colors – so beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

    February 26, 2017 at 5:16 PM

  4. Love these shots!

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    March 23, 2017 at 11:11 PM

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