The road to Aguereberry Point is six miles of washboard gravel and is marked for high clearance vehicles. We asked Ranger Charlie if a CRV could take the road and he said we would be fine. He was right. The last 1/2 mile or so was narrow and next to a cliff, but was actually about the same roughness as the last two miles of the Charcoal Kilns road.
Telephoto shot of Badwater Basin:
There was a trail to the end of the point and we started on the wrong trail. Yes, this is looking down:
The view was good from the wrong trail:
We turned around and found the real trail. It hugged the north side, here is a view looking north from the trail:
Diane coming down the trail to the point:
A telephoto shot of Artists Drive:
Another photo looking north:
Furnace Creek area. This Furnace Creek Inn on the right and the Furnace Creek Ranch area, including the campground, on the left:
Granite rocks all around:
We stopped and had lunch in the car, it was too cold to eat outside.
We drove to the lower viewpoint. Here is the last part of the road going up:
The view of Badwater Basin from the lower viewpoint shows more, including the Devils Golf Course area, the dark area on the left:
The Eureka Mine area closer to the highway:
The back of the Eureka Mine. We did not take the road in and tour the mine:
Aguereberrys Camp, where Pete Aquereberry and family lived while mining:
Once we were back on the paved road we decided we had had enough for one day of gravel roads.
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