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
+ Argus Range
+ BLM Wilderness
+ Cinder Cones
+ Death Valley National Park
+ Dry lake
+ Eureka Dunes
+ Eureka Valley
+ FJ Cruiser
+ Inyo Mountains
+ Last Chance Range
+ Lead Canyon
+ Mojave National Preserve
+ Next Chance Canyon
+ Owl Lake
+ Owlshead Mountains
+ Panamint Mountains
+ Panamint Valley
+ Quail Mountains
+ Saline Range
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Date created, new → old
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Date posted, new → old
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Visits, high → low
Visits, low → high
S - small
M - medium
L - large
The remains of an old mylar balloon greet me on the way over to the Owlshead Mountains
And here's another of those mylar balloons that blow into remote areas from faraway places
This is today's second balloon sighting
Here's another one of those mylar balloons that blew in from some place far, far away
... and yet another old mylar balloon blown in from somewhere
Today's hike wouldn't be complete without a balloon sighting!
A balloon, yes, there's often one somewhere near you when out in the wilderness
Here's another abandoned balloon, but this one is red...
And here on the shores of Owl Lake I come across... a stray balloon!
Also in view is another stray balloon!
Happy birthday (not to me): my first stray balloon sighting of the day!
I'm having my second stray balloon sighting of the day
This is the third stray balloon I've spotted today and I'm barely into my hike
Balloon #4: today is definitely the day for stray-balloon sightings
Aha, another stray balloon in the Owlshead Mountains: #5 today
Hello, meet stray balloon #6 for the day!
Stray balloon #6 wasn't the last sighting of the day; here's #7
And here's stray-balloon sighting #8 of the day, a personal record
Look, an old balloon stuck in the brush!
Hey, it's another stray balloon in the Owlshead Mountains!
Whaddya know... a balloon impaled on a creosote bush way out here in Lippincott Wash
I'm not surprised to find a lost balloon in Lead Canyon!
Good morning from Lead Canyon!
I've just found my first stray balloon of the day!
It's a windy day, and this balloon ended up out here on a day like this
Hey, there's an old balloon stuck in the bushes
First balloon sighting of the day!
Whaddya know, another balloon!
Here's the third stray balloon I've encountered on today's hike
I almost missed that shiny balloon hiding in the bushes
I encounter the first stray balloon of today's hike
I see a dead balloon in the sand on the edge of the Saline Range
Blowing sand seems to be weighing down the dead balloon
Just as I begin the hike down Bench Canyon, I find an old stray balloon
I've just found my first stray balloon of the day
Stray balloon #2 of the day
Haha, another of those stray balloons that I often find in the Mojave Desert
A stray mylar balloon: common debris in Death Valley
There's a balloon stuck in those bushes!
We discover the remains of a balloon that made its way to Eureka Valley
And here's the remains of a stray balloon in the sunset
And we say, "Happy 2017, we did it!"
Here's another balloon that blew away and landed in Death Valley National Park
I start my hike and discover my first stray balloon of the day
I'll find balloon #2 of the day less than an hour later
15 minutes later, I'll find balloon #3 of the day!
Balloon #4 of the day greets me a little over an hour later
A balloon takes refuge in a creosote bush near the lake
Woo hoo! Another balloon!
Oh, look, a balloon!
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