Well Wayne came out for his annual visit and our usual string of road trips.

We Started out Day One with a 6 AM departure for Death Valley

We first stopped off in the Ghost Town of Ballarat to see “Charlie’s Truck”… Yes that Charlie…which proved to be a bit spooky for me as I heard footsteps in the gravel when no one was moving…soooo

And next after a beautiful drive in with a quick stop to shoot some Panos of the Panamint Range..we headed over the Hill and back down in the Valley to Stovepipe Wells where we would start the 11 Mile Off-Road drive into the beautiful canyon

We arrived at the trail-head for the wide slot canyon for Marble and after a delicious lunch began our hike in which we really weren’t sure how far it would be because I knew there was a part of the canyon was blocked. But after talking to some friendly Camera Enthusiast (Canon yay) We found out at the end of the road we needed to do and up and over a knoll to get to the best part of the canyon…the Narrows area…and wow was that worth the climb. The total trip is 4.4 miles roundtrip 300′ elevation gain and not difficult at all. But bring lots of water. I went through my 2 liters in the 94º heat. Luckily it wasn’t sunny

So come on along with us in pictures

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INDY! "Toss me the Whip"

INDY! “Toss me the Whip”

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