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This strenuous hike up an old miners trail, with some off trail cairn/cross-country route finding the last .75 mile distance to the peak with a 45% slope, offers spectacular views of the Racetrack Playa to the east and the deep basin Saline Valley to the west (half a mile lower than the Racetrack Playa) with sweeping views of distant mountain ranges north-south-east-west.
This day hike is truly a "must do" when visiting this area of Death Valley if you enjoy serious hiking, breathtaking views for pics, and desert peak-bagging! Little can prepare you for the views when you top the divide and first look down the other side at Saline Valley dwarfed by the two-mile high wall of the Inyo Mountains.
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This is a difficult hike. Arrive fit and prepared or this could get ugly.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
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