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23 Mar 2012 07:01 pm    Category: National Parks    

Marble Canyon

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Marble Canyon in Death Valley National Park. A very impressive slot canyon. The starting point for the track, which is erratic because the GPS lost reception in the deep parts of the canyon, is accessible by a 4WD vehicle with high-clearance.

Statistics:
6.02 mi (2.21 mi uphill, 2.33 mi downhill, 1.44 mi flat)
938 ft total ascent (924 ft descent) – 12.3 % uphill grade, 23.3 % downhill grade
3:07:50 total time (2:31:53 moving, 0:35:57 stopped)
0:25:12 pace (2.4 mph average speed)
4.4 difficulty, 8.4 effort

Geotag Icon GeoLocator for latitude 36.6261292 longitude -117.3250580

22 Mar 2012 06:05 pm    Category: National Parks    

Golden Canyon

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Hike in Golden Canyon to Red Cathedral cliffs in Death Valley National Park. This is a popular tourist hike, but there were hardly any other people on the spur to the Red Cathedral cliffs.

Statistics:
4.04 mi (1.75 mi uphill, 1.83 mi downhill, 0.39 mi flat)
891 ft total ascent (842 ft descent) – 12.8 % uphill grade, 16.3 % downhill grade
2:40:18 total time (1:55:39 moving, 0:44:39 stopped)
0:28:37 pace (2.1 mph average speed, 19.8 mph max speed)
5.8 difficulty, 11.1 effort

Geotag Icon GeoLocator for latitude 36.4206085 longitude -116.8470306

22 Jul 2009 10:00 am    Category: Hiking &National Parks    

Devil’s Postpile National Monument

Continuing a short vacation with Elizabeth and Mike: We hiked through Devil’s Postpile National Monument, west of Mammoth Lakes, California. Access to the National Monument is via a shuttle bus from the Mammoth Lakes ski resort. The Devil’s Postpile itself is an outcropping of columnar basalt, similar to Karnak Ridge except that was rhyolite and these “posts” are much larger. The impressive Rainbow Falls was an added bonus.

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Statistics:

4.10 mi (1.63 mi uphill, 1.65 mi downhill, 0.75 mi flat)
500 ft total ascent  – 12.1 %  uphill grade, 24.4 %  downhill grade
3:19:16 total time (2:27:04 moving, 0:52:12 stopped)
0:35:51 pace (1.7 mph average speed, 10.5 mph max speed)
5.6 difficulty, 9.9 effort

Geotag Icon GeoLocator for latitude 37.6304092 longitude -119.0848770

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