DV Fall 2016 Day 2: Lee Wash

Our second hike in Death Valley was an epic 15-mile one-way hike of Lee Wash.  We got dropped off at Lee Mine to begin the descent of 3,600+ feet, with the hike ending at the parking area for the Panamint Sand Dunes.  Lee Wash was quite a beautiful canyon to hike through.  The highlight was seeing so many colorful rock layers and patterns on the towering canyon walls.  Here are a few teaser images from the upcoming report.

The infamous Plunge Pool Fall in Lee Wash which requires a safety rope downclimb.
The infamous Plunge-Pool Fall in Lee Wash which requires a safety rope downclimb.
New rock layers and patterns around nearly every bend in the upper canyon.
New rock layers and patterns around nearly every bend in the upper canyon.
A massive polished dry fall pouring over the colorful canyon wall.
A massive polished dry fall pouring over the colorful canyon wall.
Typical majestic canyon walls as seen while heading down lower Lee Wash:
Typical majestic canyon walls as seen while heading down lower Lee Wash: