Starting out towards Perdido Canyon
We left one truck at the top end of the canyon and drove back down to the mouth (why did we choose to go *up*??) This photo is looking toward the canyon mouth (the red) as we cross the desert from where we left the truck.
Here comes Dave and Joe
Looking toward Lost Burro Gap (our camp is in the gap)
Indian Circles - need to look up what these mean.
At Perdido Canyon now
Finally entering the wide canyon mouth. There is a small arch at the edge of the rock wall.
John finds a cave.
We start looking for fossils; there are supposed to be many in this canyon. At first we look and look and look but don't find any.
Then we start finding them everywhere.
We decided this was the fossilized remains of the last supper, and wondered how much we could get for it on Ebay. But we left it there, being the good National Park citizens that we are.
Pile o' fossils
Someone had placed some fossil-rich rocks in a pile.
Hand for size
Is that fossilized poop?
We finish looking for fossils and head up canyon.
Passing some interesting rock formations along the way..
Rock in Perdido Canyon
A hip bone, probably a big horn or burro?
Looking back down the canyon
Here comes the group.
No trail to follow
The canyon opened up here and we had to route-find our way back to the truck we had left at the end of the canyon.
We decided to head up and over a hill. The view was nice.
Looking back the way we came.
Almost to the top - the truck shouldn't be far from there.
Where is everyone?
Everyone else is way below me (tiny spots on the picture). They noticed some fossils while I missed them and plowed on ahead
That's the Sierra in the distance.
Is that the truck! Yay! And a pile of talc.
Desert roads are fun
Riding back down the bouncy road to where the other truck was left. Joe and Dave had the fun of sitting in the back.
Lost Burro Gap
Back at camp, we climbed up to the ridge to find some fossils. This is the view down Hunter Mountain Road toward the Racetrack Road
Lost Burro Gap
Toward teakettle junction. The roads were pretty nice while we were out there - the graders had just come through.
Looking down on our campsite from the ridge.
Spongy fossil above camp. About the size of a dinner plate.
Canyon by camp
After fossil hunting at camp, I wandered back up the gap to a small canyon and found this arch.
And a ~5 foot dry fall.
Lost Burro Gap at sunset..
Death valley sunset
This is the life