I met a couple while hiking to Darwin Falls who recommended this hike. It wasn’t on my map nor was it in my extensive Death Valley hiking guide. Since I love ridges and viewpoints, I decided to check it out. Worse case, I’d go with a Plan B.
There are two hiking viewpoints from this parking area. I headed north. The first stretch to the top of the visible peak is very busy.
I enjoyed the views down into the salt flats.If you didn’t know better you might think you were looking at the ocean.
The peak marker was NOT on the obvious peak.
This what’s known as Dante’s Ridge. At the far end is Mount Perry which is a destination and turnaround for many. I was on a time limit and would not make it that far on this visit. The hike has plenty of up and down and up and down and around and around. This unmaintained trail (route) was in pretty good shape for the section I hiked and easy to follow.
This was my turnaround point. It was hard to see how the trail would traverse the next ridge.
- March 3, 2019
- NPS – Death Valley National Park
- Death Valley Map – Tom Harrison
- Death Valley NP Map – National Geographic
- Hiking Death Valley Book – Michel Digonnet (A Guide to It’s Natural Wonders and Mining Past)