January 31, 2007

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Dagens baghave:

Backyard of the Day:

Death Valley National Park,
Inyo County, California

Death Valley National Park is located in the Mojave Desert
in Inyo County, California

 

 

 

Vi overnattede på Texas Springs campingplads i Furnace Creek og tilbragte resten af dagen med at rasle rundt i Death Valley.

We camped overnight at Texas Springs campground in Furnace Creek and spent the rest of the day rattling around in Death Valley.

 

 

 

Djævelens Golfbane, Death Valley ~ Devil's Golf Course, Death Valley

 

 

 

 

 

Badwater, Death Valley

BADWATER BASSIN

282 FOD / 85.5 METER

UNDER HAVETS OVERFLADE

BADWATER BASIN

282 FEET/85.5 METERS

BELOW SEA LEVEL

Panamintbjergene med sne på Telescope Peak spejler sig i Badwater ~
Panamint Mountains with snow on Telescope Peak reflected in Badwater

 

Vandet i Badwater Bassin er to-tre gange saltere end havet. ~
The water in Badwater Basin is two-three times saltier than the ocean.

 

 

 

 

 

Den farverige Kunstnervej ~ The colorful Artist's Drive

 

 

 

 

Malerpaletten ~ Artist's Palette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Klitterne ved Stovepipe Wells ~ Sand Dunes at Stovepipe Wells

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Klitterne i baggrunden, Djævelens Majsmark i forgrunden ~
The Sand Dunes in the back, Devil's Cornfield in front

 

Djævelens Majsmark ~ Devil's Cornfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

Se den lille prik, der er Owen og Lance ~
See the little dot that is Owen and Lance

 

 

 

 

Burned Wagons Point, Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley

DET VAR NÆR DETTE MINDESMÆRKE, AT JAYHAWKER GRUPPEN AF DEATH VALLEY FORTY-NINER GOLDGRAVERNE FRA MIDTVESTEN, SOM KOM IND I DEATH VALLEY I 1849, IDET DE SØGTE EN KORT RUTE TIL MINERNE I DET CENTRALE CALIFORNIEN, BRÆNDTE DERES VOGNE, TØRREDE KØDET AF NOGLE OKSER, OG, MED DE OVERLEVENDE DYR, KÆMPEDE SIG VESTPÅ TIL FODS...

NEAR THIS MONUMENT, JAYHAWKER GROUP OF DEATH VALLEY FORTY-NINERS GOLD SEEKERS FROM MIDDLE WEST, WHO ENTERED DEATH VALLEY IN 1849 SEEKING SHORT ROUTE TO MINES OF CENTRAL CALIFORNIA, BURNED THEIR WAGONS, DRIED THE MEAT OF SOME OXEN AND, WITH SURVIVING ANIMALS, STRUGGLED WESTWARD ON FOOT...

 

 

 

 

Store dele af Death Valley er dækket af boraks ~
Large parts of Death Valley are covered in borax

 

Old Harmony Borax Works

I MARSKEN NÆR DETTE STED BLEV BORAKS OPDAGET I 1881 AF AARON WINTERS SOM SENERE SOLGTE SIT LAND TIL W. T. COLEMAN FRA SAN FRANCISCO I 1882. COLEMAN BYGGEDE HARMONY BORAX WORKS OG GAV SIN OVERSEER J. W. S. PERRY TIL OPGAVE AT BYGGE VOGNE OG FINDE EN PASSENDE RUTE TIL MOJAVE. ARBEJDET MED AT INDSAMLE ERTSEN (KALDET VAT) BLEV UDFØRT AF KINESISKE ARBEJDERE. FRA DETTE PUNKT BLEV FÆRDIGBEHANDLET BORAKS INDTIL 1889 TRANSPORTERET 265 KILOMETER TIL JERNBANEN I VOGNE TRUKKET AF TYVE MULDDYR...

ON THE MARSH NEAR THIS POINT BORAX WAS DISCOVERED IN 1881 BY AARON WINTERS WHO LATER SOLD HIS HOLDINGS TO W. T. COLEMAN OF SAN FRANCISCO. IN 1882 COLEMAN BUILT THE HARMONY BORAX WORKS AND COMMISSIONED HIS SUPERINTENDENT J. W. S. PERRY TO DESIGN WAGONS AND LOCATE A SUITABLE ROUTE TO MOJAVE. THE WORK OF GATHERING THE ORE (CALLED COTTON BALL) WAS DONE BY CHINESE WORKMEN. FROM THIS POINT PROCESSED BORAX WAS TRANSPORTED 165 MILES BY TWENTY MULE TEMS TO THE RAILROAD UNTIL 1889...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Traktoren Gamle Dinah afløste efterhånden muldyrene ~
The tractor "Old Dinah" eventually replaced the mule team

 

 

 

 

Go here to visit
Scotty's Castle, Grapevine Canyon, Death Valley National Park

 

Camping Information

We camped overnight at the Texas Springs Campground in Furnace Creek. They charge $14 per night, no hook-ups.
The vast majority of camp sites in Death Valley are around Furnace Creek. The only RV campground with hook-ups inside the park is in Stovepipe Wells.

Facilities:

Restrooms with cold showers
Fire rings
Pay phones

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More California Travel Information Here



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