Another park Michelle and I are able to check off the list.
Sand Dunes with Grapevine Mountains in the background.
Looking southeast to the Funeral Mountains and Badwater Basin.
Ruins from the Harmony Borax Works.
Panoramic of Death Valley. Best viewed as X2Large.
Wagons used in the infamous "Twenty Mule Teams" to haul the borax to the closet railroad which was 165 miles across the desert. The teams pulled loads up to 36 tons and 1,200 gallons of drinking water.
Harmony Borax Works ruins.
Remains of a bolier.
"Old Dinah" A steam tractor that was used to haul borax and replaced the twenty mule teams. The tractor was later replaced by a railroad and left abandoned in the valley.
Model Michelle providing a sense of scale on how large the wheels are on the tractor.
Death Valley RR #2 was the second of two engines for the narrow gauge railroad that hauled borax from the mines to Death Valley Junction between 1916 and 1927. U.S. Potash returned the engine to Death Valley in 1956 for display at the Borax Museum.
Don't feed the wildlife