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Harry Wade Road


Posted by Last Chance Rand on September 30, 2001 at 23:34:29:

(32 miles)

This rough 4x4 road runs south from Ashford Junction to Highway 127, 30 miles north of Baker. This is the extreme southern entrance to Death Valley. It follows the Amargosa River and provides access to the Avawatz Mountains, Saratoga Springs, the Owlshead Mountains, and the Confidence Mill site. Except for the 12 mile stretch between Highway 127 and the Owl Hole Spring Road, the road is rough: there is deep sand along the way and a river crossing that can be impassable if there is deep water. This is a remote and seldom travelled route -- visitors must be well prepared.

Photo above of Saratoga Springs, by compadre Jeffrey Sipress. Thanks, Jeffrey!

Difficulty Rating:  1



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