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Borax Museum Meander - DVNP, CA

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Rated  Favorite Wish List CA > Death Valley
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Distance Round Trip 0.21 miles
Trailhead Elevation -170 feet
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Historic
Dogs not allowed
Photos Viewed All Mine Following
73  2017-02-17
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34  2010-02-24 gpsjoe
15  2010-02-19 Grasshopper
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,880
Routes 15,964
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
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Preferred   Jan, Dec, Feb, Nov
Sun  5:54am - 5:57pm
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Borax Museum Meander - DVNP is a 0.21 mile round trip hike. Located 105 miles southeast of Bishop California. The trailhead is car accessible. January and December are the best months to enjoy this hike. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.


Overview: In 1881 Borax was discovered in Death Valley. Soon after, the Greenland Ranch was constructed at this site in Furnace Creek, CA, to support the borax workmen and the twenty mule teams. Francis Marion Smith acquired this present site of Furnace Creek Ranch for his company- U.S. Borax. They produced borax in Death Valley until 1927. The Borax Museum was setup in 1954 in the oldest structure in the valley, built about 1883. A very interesting outdoor walk "back in time" of Death Valley history.

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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    From Furnace Creek, CA; 1 mile north of the SR190/Badwater Road(SR178) intersection at Furnace Creek, CA, and within the entrance to "Furnace Creek Ranch" resides this historic, free to the public, outdoor museum and gift shop;
    page created by Grasshopper on Feb 28 2010 12:31 pm
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