Death Valley: Land of eternal thirst

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Death Valley: Land of eternal thirst

Death Valley’s Thimble Peak and Titus Canyon Road
Scaling Thimble Peak looks intimidating from a distance. Once on the summit block, trust the mountain and go straight up the rock.
Titus is one of the rare canyons in Death Valley that bifurcates a mountain range successfully. Enter a passageway not much wider than a vehicle. The sinuous limestone and dolomite walls are water-blasted smooth
January light accentuates erosion furrows in mountains that were lake deposits eons ago.
Titus Canyon Road is noted with a blue line. The black-line route is the hike to Thimble Peak. From the Red Pass Trailhead, hike south to Point 6,120’. Descend southwest to the saddle, then mount the northeast ridge of Thimble. Return as you came.
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Death Valley National Park Fee: $25; National Parks Annual Pass, $80
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Death Valley: Land of eternal thirst

Scaling Thimble Peak looks intimidating from a distance. Once on the summit block, trust the mountain and go straight up the rock.
Titus is one of the rare canyons in Death Valley that bifurcates a mountain range successfully. Enter a passageway not much wider than a vehicle. The sinuous limestone and dolomite walls are water-blasted smooth
January light accentuates erosion furrows in mountains that were lake deposits eons ago.
Titus Canyon Road is noted with a blue line. The black-line route is the hike to Thimble Peak. From the Red Pass Trailhead, hike south to Point 6,120’. Descend southwest to the saddle, then mount the northeast ridge of Thimble. Return as you came.
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