Well it took over a month due to a busy schedule, but I finally found enough time to finish up the report for part 2 of our backpacking trip to Death Valley in Feb 2019. This new report documents Days 2 and 3 and showcases Owlhead BM, Owlhead BM Slot Canyon, and Lost Lake. Truly incredible scenery from our traverse of the Owlshead Mountains. To view the new report, click on the link below or check out (currently) report #180 on the site’s Main Page.
Last weekend, I returned with my wife and young son for a family trip to Death Valley. As part of this, we did a couple of hikes. First, we did a family hike to Darwin Falls. That means I will finally have an updated report on the area in the near future. Second, my friend Tom from NPS joined up and we did a hike of Death Valley’s newest major summit – Quail BM in the Quail Mountains. And to our surprise, it turned out to be one of the best wildflower hikes that we had ever done in Death Valley. After hearing that it was not such a great wildflower season in Death Valley this year, we were not expecting much in that regard. But the hiking route that we chose through the Quail Mountains just happened to have a spectacular bloom nonstop for 3 straight miles. It was completely beautiful, stunning, and unforgettable. You will see much more in my upcoming report on Quail BM, but for now here are 8 teaser images of one of my lifetime favorite hikes in Death Valley.