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.
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.
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.
I'll hike about 12 miles today and check out a new edge of the Saline Range, whose solitude I find so attractive.
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.
Dust storm or rain storm? I see the possibility for both, but can't tell yet from up here which it will be.
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.
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.
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.