Rustic Oasis Motel
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- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Pets allowed
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I have always wanted to visit the Alabama Hills and see where some of the old Western Movies were made plus enjoy the grandeur of this special place nestled against the mighty Sierra Nevada mountains and Mount Whitney. At the film museum we picked up a brochure that ...
... of the Southern Appalachians): Shane discovered firefly larvae glowing under the Redwoods one night as we were camped on a roadside pullout. He called me to see and it looked exactly like the glow of the females I have seen on the ground in the woods of our NC home. The females don't fly and so their tiny lights are motionless on the ground and my eyes are used to spotting them after years of looking for them each May. There were no flying ...
... at an elevation of 1585 feet (483 m). The population was 31 at the 2010 census, down from 52 at the 2000 census. The town was founded in 1910. Although small, it is notable as a southern gateway to Death Valley National Park; in addition to being a junction of roads leading from Baker, California and Pahrump, Nevada, it has the last services available before the Furnace Creek area in the park. The commercial district of the town, including a Post Office, gas station, ...
... the chapstick and baby wipes that it would throw any bear of his scent tracking and he'd turn and run away. I also decided that every sound I heard would be "the wind" and went to sleep without fear.
Fear is something I dealt with on this trip. Walking alone, coming toward dark, no map, no idea where I was going, or how much further I had to go....in bear country and marveling at the fact that I was ok in the midst of it was a wonder to me. So ...
... gas was $5.17 a gallon. We were surprised to see a couple of resorts in Death Valley as well.
As we continued to head west out of the valley we climbed from 250 feet below sea level to 5000 above sea level. It was quite a ride and the scenery was constantly changing. Some of the mountains looked like piles of hot ashes.
After we reached the summit we started down through Panamint Pass, which is indescribable. From the top of the ...