DV Fall 2016 Day 3: The Cauldron and Turret Bridge

Our third day of hiking started with a complete hike coverage of what I call The Cauldron, which is the circular area of badlands located in between Fall Canyon and Palmer Canyon.  I have been meaning to write a report on this area to show off what is there, which includes slot narrows, false natural bridges, and stunning cliff formations.  After that, we hiked over to check out Turret Bridge, which is now a confirmed major natural bridge in Death Valley.  I’ll make another post once our DV Natural Bridges database page has been updated with the addition of Turret Bridge, Cavern Bridge, and some additional new information.  Here are a few teaser images.

The Cauldron has several nice short slots to explore.

The Cauldron has several nice short slots to explore.

The Cauldron also has very scenic cliffs which reminded me of spots in Utah.

The Cauldron also has very scenic cliffs and pinnacles which reminded me of spots in Utah.

Turret Natural Bridge is now a confirmed major natural bridge in Death Valley.

Turret Natural Bridge is now a confirmed major natural bridge in Death Valley.

Looking out the back of Turret Bridge from underneath the canyon span.

Looking out the back of Turret Bridge from underneath the canyon span.