Death Valley Days

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Death Valley Days ran for 18 seasons and 452 (!) episodes.

You can’t top Death Valley for place names.  Just reading the map is a pleasure.

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But hey, the map is not the territory.  So the boys and I went out to have a look:

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Things aren’t what they used to be in old Chloride City:

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Just as well I didn’t know what these mountains were called.

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On to Titus Canyon:

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Rendezvous in the twilight:  IMG_2457  IMG_2452

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Morning at camp:  IMG_2486

Ever since I heard about the sailing stones I’ve wanted to see the Racetrack:

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Not the easiest trip.

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Let’s go have a look:

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Bobby will do whatever it takes to get the shot:

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These guys have a long walk ahead:

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Keep going lil buddy!:

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(is there anything so human as “rooting” for a rock in its meaningless decades-long journey across a dry lake bed?)

How about the crater?:

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“Let’s drive down the old Lippincott Mine road!”
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Shoutout to the rad Tom Harrison map of Death Valley.

Stirring clip from Death Valley Days:

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