Oct. 08,2008 Wednesday
Its a cool morning at Eureka Dunes of 44 deg.
Morning dawn creeping over the mountain peaks.
Leaving Eureka Dunes.
A young couple from South Dakota came in after dark, this was there first time to Death Valley.
Julie wanted a little collection of sand.
It looked inviting, but not this time.
They took the morning invite to climb the dune.
On the way back to our TC I spotted this butterfly on a shurb.
Road back thru Last Chance Mountain.
This is whatis seen from the road.
Stopping at the un-named mine in Last Chance Mountain.
Many of the bricks had some type of name on them.
I think the number is the year of manufactor.
The mine area has a strong smell of sulfur.
Old water tanks on the upper level.
Time to move on.
Crankshaft Crossing ahead.
Back at Crankshaft Crossing.
I'm hot footing it to Scotty's Castle.
Scotty's Castle to the left, back on paved road.
Up Grapevine Canyon to Scotty's Castle
More green vegetation showing up.
First sight of Scottys Castle.
Closed gates, public entrance is just up the road.
I guess there's no water to fill this pond area.
Its a shame that they don't have the fountain working.
Scottys Castle is spread over a large area.
The way up to Scotty's grave.
On our way out my wife saw those two young people from South Dakota. We made a quick run to Mesquite Spring to dump the tanks and top off the fresh water tank.
Leaving Scottys Castle
Asphalt doesn't hold up well on very hot days.
Lots of grapevines in the canyon,heading to Hwy95 in Nevada, then on to Beatty to refuel.
I saw a double fine sign and no sign of any construction along the entire Hwy267.
A fewplaces like this thru out th area.
Hwy95 and Beatty to the left.
Big Dunes can be seen in the distance from Hwy95.
Turn off to Amargosa
Not a lot has changed since the last time we passed thru here.
Harry Wade Rd is about a mile further bring us full circle.
For those who like their sand toys. This id good-bye till next time.