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A VIKING RISES IN THE DESERT: A PHOTO ESSAY

A Viking is once again rising at this former talc mine and ghost camp in Death Valley California.    

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TALC CITY HILLS: A DVNP ADJACENT OFF ROAD ADVENTURE

Take an off road adventure through the white chalky hills that once produced nearly all the steatite grade talc in the United States.      

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HIKING CHINA RANCH: TECOPA, CA

Known for its delicious date shakes, unique history and incredible beauty, this desert oasis is also one of the best places to hike in Death Valley.    

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UNDERGROUND 2016

This annual 3-day event allows explorers of all skill levels access to miles of underground mines that were once some of the most profitable in the Death Valley region.   

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TITUS CANYON: DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

Death Valley National Park’s most popular back-country road travels along 27 miles of high mountain peaks and a deep narrow gorge cut into the steep face of the Grapevine Mountains.      

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TECOPA, CA

This former mining town, with its healing waters, incredible landscape, abandoned treasures and rich mining history, is a great place to explore on your way to Death Valley National Park.      

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TIPI LIVING IN HISTORIC CHINA RANCH

This hidden oasis near the southeastern corner of Death Valley National Park includes a massive date farm planted from seeds in the early 1920s, tipi lodging, incredible hiking opportunities within the Amargosa River Valley and one of the best date shakes […]

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PLEASANTON TALC MINE: DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

Inside/Out – Exploring the remains of the Pleasanton Talc Mine one of the numerous mines located in the southeastern border of Death Valley National Park.  

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IBEX SPRINGS GHOST CAMP: DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

Established as a mining camp in the 1880s, Ibex Springs on the southeastern border of Death Valley National Park, is probably one of the parks least visited areas and that’s exactly why I wanted to check it out.  

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DUBLIN GULCH/AMARGOSA

The cave homes of Dublin Gulch in Shoshone, CA and the old borax mining company theater that was transformed into the Amargosa Opera House by artist/performer Marta Becket.

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