Saturday, March 8, 2014

Death Valley National Park, CA, Day 3

Flint Knapping
Saturday, March 8, 2014, Texas Springs Campground, Death Valley National Park, CA, Day 3 - 0 miles , 5802.1 For the Trip

Well, I got just as many complaints about the new background gray as I did for the original black, so I'm going with something in between.

I took a walk down to the Furnace Creek Borax Museum to watch an exhibit of flint knapping. While I've read lots about it since I'm as fan of the W. Michael & Kathleen O'Neal Gear's North America's Forgotten Past books ( People of the _____), I have never actually watched someone doing it. Had an interesting talk with the Knapper.

After that it was back to the campground. I climbed the hill behind Texas Springs and took a couple of photos of both the campground, Sunset Campground, and a panorama of the Furnace Creek area.

After that I sat around the campground reading, and showed the trailer to a couple of campers. I made an early dinner around 3:30 of stir fried chicken with potatoes, onions, peppers, mushrooms & asparagus. It was great, and I have enough left over for tomorrow. It is one of the dishes that is messy enough that I only make it when the campground has a slop sink (like here).

Since there was some decent afternoon light I decided to drive to Zabriskie Point for a couple of photographs, including another panorama. The panoramas, as well as the rest of the photos are at today's LakeshoreImages page.

Until tomorrow -


  1. Taking in your posts as time will allow. Did a significant road trip in 1968 and intend to revisit sites when I am full-timing next year. Zabriskie Point. Have you seen the movie? Pretty forgettable relic of the 60's. The official sound track is interesting. But the best is the unreleased music by Pink Floyd.

  2. Haven't seen the movie, but the point is an interesting stop. Have a great trip!