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Telescope Peak/Badwater

Telescope Peak is the highest point in Death Valley National Park, at 11,049 ft. Scott and Leah suggested that the crew run up to Telescope Peak, then drive to Badwater, the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere, at -282 ft. below sea level. We started our run from the Wildrose Charcoal Kilns - each standing about 25 feet high with a diameter of approximately 30 feet across - which were used to convert pinyon and juniper logs to charcoal for two silver mines located 25 miles away.

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Charcoal Kilns
Charcoal Kilns
v3%2f60%2f2360%2f4%2f46305600.IMG_0004.jpg Maggie & Justin prepare to run
Maggie & Justin prepare to run
Daisy
Daisy
Sunrise
Sunrise
Justin logs us in
Justin logs us in
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v3%2f60%2f2360%2f4%2f46305607.IMG_0012.jpg Paintbrush
Paintbrush
Justin
Justin
Brilliant Paintbrush
Brilliant Paintbrush
View of the Badwater Basin
View of the Badwater Basin
Justin against the sky
Justin against the sky
Telescope Peak in the distance
Telescope Peak in the distance
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v3%2f60%2f2360%2f4%2f46305615.IMG_0021.jpg Taking a break
Taking a break
Another view of Telescope Peak
Another view of Telescope Peak
Justin rounding the bend
Justin rounding the bend
Mt. Whitney in the distance
Mt. Whitney in the distance
Panamint Valley backdrop
Panamint Valley backdrop
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Getting closer
Badwater Basin
Badwater Basin
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Cactus
Refilling bottles with snow
Refilling bottles with snow
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Still another view
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Gnarly tree
Switchbacks to the summit
Switchbacks to the summit
The snow patch seen from afar
The snow patch seen from afar
v3%2f60%2f2360%2f4%2f46306166.IMG_0057.jpg Justin summits
Justin summits
v3%2f60%2f2360%2f4%2f46306172.IMG_0060.jpg Logging in our names
Logging in our names
The trail back down
The trail back down
me
me
Justin descends
Justin descends
We met up with Tracy
We met up with Tracy
Nathan & Tracy
Nathan & Tracy
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Maggie can't escape the camera
Maggie can't escape the camera
Tracy
Tracy
Nathan
Nathan
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More Paintbrush
More Paintbrush
Badwater backdrop
Badwater backdrop
v3%2f60%2f2360%2f4%2f46306956.IMG_0100.jpg Cactus blossoms
Cactus blossoms
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Pollenation
Our registry
Our registry
White Poppy
White Poppy
Kilns in the daylight
Kilns in the daylight
Badwater Basin
Badwater Basin
Sea Level sign up in the rocks
Sea Level sign up in the rocks
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Maggie & Justin
Maggie & Justin
me
me
Tracy & Nathan on the salt flats
Tracy & Nathan on the salt flats
Sea Level sign is just above Justin's head
Sea Level sign is just above Justin's head
Where we were
Where we were
Uh oh
Uh oh
Ranger Rick
Ranger Rick