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On a clear day (Oct '98), the view up the Panamint Valley is spectacular.

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The point from where this photo is taken has been committed to the memory system of our little onboard droid (a Garmin GPS V) and is affectionately known as Beer-1.

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A stop for a 'cool one' is usually called for after the long drive down from the Bay Area.

Below is the view across the valley from 'Beer-1'. The road to Ballarat along with the trail up Surprise Canyon wash are clearly visible. The Briggs mining company had just graded and oiled the road to Ballarat (Oct '98). We bumped into Rocky and George Novak in the Ballarat store while checking on road conditions. I hadn't seen George since Feb '98.

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At the other end of the valley are Sand Dunes

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and the beginning of Towne Pass, entrance to Death Valley.

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