|Death Valley, north of Ubehebe Crater.|
|Mine shaft shack at Calico Ghost Town.|
During its boom days, there had been more than twenty saloons in the two street village. Not surprising that the saloon (and brothel) were usually the first business to be established in such places. Although not the only bottle house of its kind, the one at Calico is evidence that zero waste and green building technologies are nothing new—humans throughout time have innovated using that which was readily available. In this case, the empties from the hard drinking miners heaped out behind the saloon.
|Telescope Peak above Badwater Salt Flats|
The distance from Telescope Peak in the Panamint Mountains that crowns the range at 11,049 feet to the salt flats at Badwater Basin below is almost twice the depth of the Grand Canyon. Entering it from the west affords jaw-dropping views of the expanse of the place. Standing there looking out at the massive valley and sharp snow capped peaks surrounding it, I could well understand why the Timbisha Tribe (Shoshone) have lived there for more than 1,000 years.
|Badwater Basin from Golden Canyon.|
|Gower Gulch from Zabriskie Point.|
|Amargosa Mountains in the clouds.|
|Rooftop tent camping.|
|Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley.|
|Mesquite Dunes and the Paramint Mountains.|
|Amargosa Hotel veranda.|
|Ceiling mural, Amargosa Opera House.|