We start the climb up Goldbelt Grade to get over Hunter Mountain by dark
To get back to Death Valley, we're going to drive over Hunter Mountain and join Highway 190 a bit west of Panamint Springs. We hope to make it back down to the pavement of Death Valley by dark.
Great views of Death Valley below as we climb up away from Goldbelt Spring on the road known as the Goldbelt Grade.
Backpackers can take a more direct route down to Death Valley and simply hike down through Marble Canyon from Goldbelt Spring.
Date: April 26, 2007, 18h15