I'll stop in Panamint Valley for another hike up Big Four Mine Canyon, then explore the Saline Range area for almost a week, with three days hiking parts of Waucoba Wash.

Day 1: A hike up Big Four Mine Canyon off Panamint Valley

Day 1: A hike up Big Four Mine Canyon off Panamint Valley

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Before I go to the Saline Range, I want to hike up to that plateau above Big Four Mine Canyon that I didn't have time for when I last hiked there. About 7.5 miles round trip with 2000 feet elevation gain.

Day 2: A relaxing FJ day, driving from Panamint Valley to Eureka Dunes

Day 2: A relaxing FJ day, driving from Panamint Valley to Eureka Dunes

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So much great scenery and many possible stops to enjoy along the way. This time, I'll drive to Eureka Dunes via northern Death Valley and Ubehebe Crater.

Day 3: Invitation Canyon day hike

Day 3: Invitation Canyon day hike

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With so many little rocky canyons around Eureka Valley, it's hard to choose the next one to hike—but I've chosen this one. Around 8 hiking miles.

Day 4: A day hike over to Jack's Canyon in the Saline Range

Day 4: A day hike over to Jack's Canyon in the Saline Range

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I'll hike about 12 miles today and check out a new edge of the Saline Range, whose solitude I find so attractive.

Day 5: A hike up Steel Pass Rd into upper Dedeckera Canyon

Day 5: A hike up Steel Pass Rd into upper Dedeckera Canyon

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Around 16 easy round-trip hiking miles today into an upland valley between the Saline Range and the Last Chance Range. I really enjoy this part of Death Valley National Park.

Day 6: A drive to the other side of the Saline Range for more hiking

Day 6: A drive to the other side of the Saline Range for more hiking

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Dust storm or rain storm? I see the possibility for both, but can't tell yet from up here which it will be.

Day 7: A hike down Waucoba Wash and around Orange Spot Valley

Day 7: A hike down Waucoba Wash and around Orange Spot Valley

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I've been seeing "The Orange Spot" of the Saline Range when I drive out of Saline Valley—and wanting to hike down there one day. Roughly 13 miles round-trip hiking today.

Day 8: I want to see more of Waucoba Wash

Day 8: I want to see more of Waucoba Wash

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So today's hike will be in the mid-northern part of Waucoba Wash, into the edge of the Saline Range. 13 hiking miles, great scenery, solitude, and great weather.

Day 9: Hike up to Crest BM in the Saline Range

Day 9: Hike up to Crest BM in the Saline Range

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One last fine-weather hike into the edges of the Saline Range to end this trip! 16.5 hiking miles and 2200 feet of elevation gain.