Hiking, camping and 4WD in the Mojave Desert, Death Valley and Eastern Sierra
November 2018: Owlshead Mountains and more
A few days hiking and driving Nevada July, 2018
Solitude and social days in Death Valley, March 2018
Back to Eureka Valley to see more, November 2017
White Mountain Peak and Glass Mountain, Inyo National Forest, September 2017
Destination Moho Mountain in Nevada's Excelsior Range, July 4th week, 2017
Let's see more of the Saline Range in Death Valley Park, April 2017
Argus Range and Panamint Valley, January 2017
Eureka Valley and Saline Range, Death Valley Park, October 2016
Inyo National Forest, south and north: July 4th week, 2016
Northwestern Death Valley National Park: a week in April 2016
Around Panamint Valley, Death Valley National Park, a week in January 2016
Bodie Ghost Town and Crater Mountain (Mono Craters): an October 2015 weekend
Mono Craters and Glass Mountain Ridge: a September 2015 weekend
Granite Mountain Wilderness, east of Mono Lake, an August 2015 weekend
Owlshead Mountains and Johnson Canyon, Death Valley National Park, May 2015
Mojave National Preserve and Owlshead Mountains, February 2015
South Death Valley National Park and area, Fall 2014
Burt Canyon, Mono Lake and Mount Patterson: another Eastern Sierras weekend, September 2014
Emma Lake and Mount Patterson: a weekend in the Eastern Sierras, August 2014
Highland Lakes: Carson-Iceberg Wilderness Day Hike, July 4, 2014 weekend
Mojave National Preserve and Death Valley National Park, Spring 2014
+ Avawatz Mountains
+ Death Valley National Park
+ FJ Cruiser
+ Harry Wade Road
+ Owl Hole Spring
+ Owl Lake
+ Owlshead Mountains
+ Owlshead Mountains Road
Owl Hole Spring Road
Photo title, A → Z
Photo title, Z → A
Date created, new → old
Date created, old → new
Date posted, new → old
Date posted, old → new
Visits, high → low
Visits, low → high
S - small
M - medium
L - large
After driving more than a dozen miles on Harry Wade Road, it's time to leave and turn left
Deep sand ahead? Uh oh...
The FJ amuses itself by driving the washboard of Owl Hole Spring Road at 25 miles per hour
On the left side of the road, a sign notifies me that I'm passing a "U.S. military installation"
After a few miles on this road, I arrive at Owl Hole Spring
Maybe all this fencing is intended to keep the wild burros out here from contaminating the spring water
Another look at Owl Hole Spring: the water doesn't look so clean
Some walls at Owl Hole Spring: water control?
I walk up the hill a bit, hear some noise, and see a wild burro over on a nearby hill
The wild burro is definitely watching me as I walk around, but keeping a distance
It's an interesting "stare-down" that I'm having with that burro up there
OK, you keep watching me, it's time for me to move on
A short walk back down to the FJ and then onward we'll continue
In an hour or so I'll reach Shoshone—I'll decide after that where I'll sleep tonight...
I drive past Owl Hole Spring at dusk, certain that a burro nearby is watching me again
I make a stop at Owl Hole Spring; no burros here today!
I spot a few burros here on Owl Hole Spring Rd, but don't manage to get a photo
The FJ drives heartily down Owl Hole Spring Rd into the valley
Now arriving at the junction of Owl Hole Spring Rd and Harry Wade Rd
I've never encountered deep sand on this road
Dead end, 25 miles ahead!
We arrive at the picturesque Owl Hole Spring
The FJ waits as I take a stroll around Owl Hole Spring
Woo hoo! Another balloon!
Meanwhile, back down at Owl Hole Spring...
The burro says, "There's water here"
There are burros at Owl Hole Spring today!
Happy lunch hour, smile for the camera!
One more pose, please?
I drive farther up the road and see another burro
Is this burro looking for the rest of the family?
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