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High above Death Valley. High in the Funeral Mountains of the Amargosa Range, Chloride Cliff offers sweeping views of the north end of Death Valley from a vantage similar to that of Dante’s View and Aguereberry Point. It is, however, much more difficult to access than the other two points, requiring a high clearance 4WD […]

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Another magical evening. In 2010 I experienced an enchanting evening at the Trona Pinnacles. On my visit in December 2012, I was witness to another equally engrossing spectacle. My posts at the Trona Pinnacles are archived here. From: Death Valley and the Northern Mojave by William C. Tweed and Lauren Davis (Cachuma Press, 2003) As […]

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Badwater Basin, Belt of Venus and Earth’s shadow are seen in this post-sunset view from Aguereberry Point (elevation 6433 feet) in the Panamint Mountains of Death Valley National Park. The location is named after the tenacious prospector Pete Aguereberry (pronounced: aa-geh-ra-berry), a Basque from France who lived around Death Valley for much of his life. […]

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