Rocks, rocks, and Thanksgiving season hikes.

Day 1: Get to the Owlshead Mountains

Day 1: Get to the Owlshead Mountains

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Half the fun is getting there, right?

Day 2: White Wonderland

Day 2: White Wonderland

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Lots of visual detail to take in, in a small area.

Day 3: Lost Lake, found

Day 3: Lost Lake, found

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After looking at Lost Lake from several vantage points over the years, I want to hike across it today.

Day 4-5: Driving the desert

Day 4-5: Driving the desert

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I hurt my foot hiking the past two days, so I'll enjoy the opportunity to mostly drive for a couple days.

Day 6: Black Rock Canyon, Coso Range

Day 6: Black Rock Canyon, Coso Range

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The rest of the group is out hiking a peak today; this is my chance to hike a canyon that's been on my list for a while.

Day 7: A drive through Darwin

Day 7: A drive through Darwin

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Today's drive takes me to tomorrow's hike down in Panamint Valley.

Day 8: Hiking Northern Panamint Valley

Day 8: Hiking Northern Panamint Valley

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12.7 hiking miles into the dunes and rocky valley... cut short by a very sore leg, but still a great day.