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Easily, one of the weirdest places in California that Total Escape has visited. This small desert community has some bizarre stuff. The Darwin Falls hike attracted us, the desert scenery kept us & the town perplexed us. Old mining camp turned artists refuge? By all the 'no trespassing' signs, we figured the real recluse types live here. Odd place to live, but to each their own.
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elevation: 4746' population: 43 zip code: 93522


hidden desert valley, with mining history

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Inyo County
W of Death Valley National Park
off Hwy. 190



  • back roads
  • Barker Ranch
  • DVNP Charcoal Kilns
  • Darwin Falls Hike
  • Goler Wash
  • hiking
  • off roading
  • old mines
  • Panamint Valley
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • Saline Valley Road
  • Tucki Mine DVNP
  • Telescope Peak Hike
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Death Valley National Park
  • Inyo National Forest
  • Darwin Falls Wilderness BLM
  • Argus Range Wilderness
  • Surprise Canyon Wilderness
  • Inyo Mountains Wilderness
  • Malpais Mesa Wilderness
  • Coso Range Wilderness
  • darwin campgrounds

    Lone Pine Campground
    Whitney Portal Camping NFS
    North Mojave BLM Camping
    Spangler Hills OHV Camps
    Wild Rose Canyon Camp
    Thorndike Campground
    Mahogany Flat Campground

    tent camping

    You hafta know where you're going to find this spec of a town. And once you there you will wonder "why on earth would anyway stay here?" Let's just put it this way 'some people like their solitude'.
    A historic mining center just west of Death Valley National Park & tucked up behind Panamint Springs. Wondrous scenery, a desert mountain region w/ vegetation.

    nearby towns:
    Death Valley
    Panamint Springs
    Lone Pine
    Ballarat [Ghost Town]
    Randsburg [Ghost Town]
    Skidoo [Ghost Town]
    local links:

    Saline Valley Camping
    Panamint Valley

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