It's great to hike with friends and it's great to hike the desert solo, so why not do both during the same trip?

Day 1: Mud Canyon day hike, Panamint Mountains

Day 1: Mud Canyon day hike, Panamint Mountains

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It's windy today to the point that the not-so-cold 50-degrees temperature numbs my hands while hiking. 5.5 hiking miles with about 1500 feet of elevation gain.

Day 2: Drive to Eureka Dunes with a stop at Little Sand Spring

Day 2: Drive to Eureka Dunes with a stop at Little Sand Spring

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I'll meet up with a friend later this evening near Eureka Dunes.

Days 3-5: Hiking and hanging out with Paul, the man of integrity, around Eureka Valley

Days 3-5: Hiking and hanging out with Paul, the man of integrity, around Eureka Valley

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An excellent time spent with a fellow desert-lover of so much integrity, happy we could meet up and explore the area more.

Day 6-7: Sightseeing

Day 6-7: Sightseeing

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Let's drive and walk around for a couple of days and see what we find...

Day 8: A hike in the Lee Flat hills, cut short by rain approaching

Day 8: A hike in the Lee Flat hills, cut short by rain approaching

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My planned full-day hike will just be a short one due to rain. Short and beautiful.

Day 9: Hiking with Anthony around the Death Valley fan

Day 9: Hiking with Anthony around the Death Valley fan

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A great way to end the trip!