Lemogne Canyon is named after a famous French miner who use to work a mine west of Stovepipe Wells. This is the turn off from the main highway.
The road up is pretty rough. Actually.. it is one of the worst I’ve seen in Death Valley.
Judging by these rusty remains…more than a few folks didn’t make it up.
Eventually the road ends.
As I started hiking… I took one last look back at the truck.
Various pictures of the route up
Arriving at the old mining camp you are greeted by this sign.
This is Lemoigne’s old cabin. It doesn’t look like much now but it was said that Mr. Lemoigne kept this cabin clean, cozy, and stocked with books when he lived here back in the late 1800′s.
There isn’t much left now.
The next few pictures are of another cabin in the area that was built sometime in the 1950s. This cabin use to be visited regularly by off road drivers back in the 70s and 80s before the road closed for good.
Many early visitors signed their names on the walls.
Few old relics around the camp….
Last view before heading down.
Back on the rough road out…
Took this picture on my way to Beatty right at sunset. Funeral Mtns in distance.