Death Valley Photos - Death Valley Buttes

Here are some pictures from our trip to Death Valley. These photos were taken from a summit on Death Valley Buttes. We hiked there from a place called Hell's Gate. The names are as dramatic as the scenery.
 
 
 
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Ilse with the eroded foothills of the Grapevine Mountains behind her, the view to the north from a summit on Death Valley Buttes. 

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Ilse meditating on the stark beauty of the Grapevine Mountains. 

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The approach to Death Valley Buttes from the south. A portion of Death Valley is seen in the background, with the Funeral Mountains receding into the distance. 

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A view to the northwest from atop a summit on Death Valley Buttes.