Re: Panamint City

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Posted by EK-Dog on November 15, 2002 at 09:13:20:

In Reply to: Panamint City posted by khj on November 14, 2002 at 20:12:24:

My buddy and I hiked there Oct 25&26. It was a long slow 6 mile hike up. Once past the waterfalls at the beginning, the trail/road is well defined. However, it's about a 6% grade. Bring a smale folding saw for the overhanging branches where the trail winds near the springs. We had to hug the ground and squirm under very low hanging branches. Brewery Springs is the last water source you'll hit before the town site. It's about 2 miles from this spring to town so bring an empty 1 gal plastic jug or a collapsable water bag.
You'll see the 100'tall brick smelter stack from a long way away. There is a great cabin in the middle of the valley right by the smelter stack. the cabin is in good shape and has three beds. You could skip the thermarest sleeping pad, but you don't know if the mice and other critters were doing 'the wild thang' on the matteress. Use the pad anyway!! There's another smaller cabin on the hillside that was also nice. the cabins have potbellied stoves but you'll have to scrounge for fire wood.
We heard ther was another nice cabin, possibly with water ?, up the small canyon on your left as you approach the big cabin in the middle. There is a road that heads up this canyon so it shouldn't be too ahrd to find.
It is definately worth the walk. When You're done head to Panamint Springs Resort for an ice cold micro brew (or several) on the porch and catch the Sunset. There's no better way to end or top off a trip than a visit at Jerry's. the food is outstanding and the portions are HUGE!!
Good luck and lets us know how the trip went!!

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