|Manly Beacon and Red Cathedral|
|Panamint Mountains beyond Golden Canyon|
|Red Cathedral above Golden Canyon|
|Starting down the Old Road|
|Zabriskie Point Junction (Gower Gulch, Old Road, & Trail)|
Crunch, crunch, crunch. The gravel was loud under our feet. But, soon, we were able to walk on the silent side islands of dry mud.
Going from island to island, the landscape opened up to white and brown hardened and ancient sand dunes. The colors were other-worldly.
|Mine #1 Visit and View of Mine #2|
|Hiking down Gower Gulch|
|Dry Fall transition at Manly Lake|
|Nearing Golden Canyon Trailhead|
|Break in the Shade|
This trail was a little washed out so we returned up to go down the usual way. Then, Mike and Rita spied another alternate descent. I stayed down. Someone has to take the photos!
|Hiking up Golden Canyon|
I scrambled down through the narrow canyon and met Mike & Rita at the junction below. Fun was had by all! Then we continued back down to the signed junction and turned to the left.
|Masking up for the Narrows Scramble|
|Tenacious Trio on Red Cathedral Overlook|
|Rita and Mike finding an Alternative Descent|
The trail begins a long climb of another 200' of gain up through the sand dunes and onto the old mining road. Here, we began seeing more hikers that had come down from Zabriskie Point.
|Manly Beacon from Red Cathedral Junction|
As we neared the old road at the top of the ridges, our view of Manly Beacon was exceptional! The first photo of this entry was taken from this area.
|Tenacious Trio ready for the Climb|
|Rita and Kay hiking past Beacon Base|