death valley

All those photos were taken in March 2012, Feb 2012 and April 2004 except earlier photos dsc000 to dsc002.­

Photos from dsc01815 (the caterpilar) to dsc01926 (the lizard) were all taken in Fall Canyon, a beautiful and very remote gorge in the heart of Death Valley.­

For those who are familiar with this area, Fall Canyon is just North of Titus Canyon and it can only be travelled by foot.­ Several beautiful narrows are located in the first 4 miles of the canyon (starting from the mouth on the west side).­ The seemingly impassable cliff (a dry waterfall) 3 miles from the canyon mouth can be bypassed by an easy (albeit slightly exposed) trail on the south side (look for the kern about 30 yards before the fall).­ The best narrows are just above the cliff! Another similar cliff is located at about 7 miles.­ To get to Fall Canyon, park at the Titus Canyon parking area and hike north on the trail from about 3/­4 miles, to the mouth of the canyon.­

Related series:
- The Mysterious Sailing Stones of Death Valley
- Grotto Canyon (Death Valley)

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sailing stones on the racetrack - death valley, cracked mud, desert, dry lake, dry mud, mountains, moving rocks, racetrack playa, sliding rocks, tracks
sailing stone on the racetrack - death valley, cracked mud, desert, dry lake, dry mud, moving rock, racetrack playa, sliding rock, track
sailing stone on the racetrack - death valley, cracked mud, desert, dry lake, dry mud, moving rock, racetrack playa, sliding rock, track
sailing stone on the racetrack - death valley, cracked mud, desert, dry lake, dry mud, mountains, moving rocks, racetrack playa, sailing stones, sliding rocks, tracks
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sailing stone - death valley racetrack, cracked mud, desert, dry lake, dry mud, mountains, moving rock, racetrack playa, sliding rock, track
sailing stones on the racetrack - death valley, cracked mud, desert, dry lake, dry mud, moving rocks, racetrack playa, sliding rocks, tracks
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sailing stones on the racetrack (death valley), cracked mud, desert, dry lake, dry mud, mountains, moving rocks, racetrack playa, sliding rocks, tracks
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prickly pear flower - opuntia basilaris - desert flower - cactus, beavertail prickly pear, death valley
prickly pear cactus flower - opuntia basilaris, beavertail prickly pear, death valley, desert
lizard - uta stansburiana elegans - western side-blotched lizard, common side-blotched lizard, death valley, desert, reptile
fall canyon (death valley), desert
cuscuta californica - california dodder parasitic plant, death valley, desert, orange, vines
california dodder - cuscuta californica, death valley, desert, orange, parasitic plant, vines
sliding-red-rock, death valley, desert, fall canyon
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desert lupine (lupinus sparsiflorus), death valley, plant
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crenate phacelia - phacelia crenulata, death valley, desert, plant
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