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Charcoal Kilns, Death Valley National Park

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  • This road is recommended to have a 4X4/AWD vehicle with high clearance. Especially so in the winter months. There is snow and ice during the winter. The craftsmanship is quite precise and impressive. ...  more »
  • After the magnificent panorama of Aguerreberry Point, continuing on Wildrose Canyon Road, which is a track Rocky discovered 10 Charcoal Kilns furnaces built in 1877. Read their story on the book "Indian Trail" Jean Pierre Besse, published in 2015 by Edilivre or see on the site of the title of the book or the author. These 10 furnaces of 7.5 m to 9 m in diameter and employed 40 persons responsible for the manufacture of charcoal for the melting of silver found nearby. They have been used just 2 years which explains their good state of preservation, it's unique, almost incredible in such a universe of stones and rare trees.
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  • We were able to spot Burros, and stop just to take some fun pictures and enjoy the scenery just to get to the Kilns. Once there it's a nice treat to see the Kilns. Was chilly so being a jacket in Nove...  more »
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  • This was a nice side trip. We had such an educational day and there was a lot of history. We also did some looking for the super blooms. Excellent experience. Highly recommend this little trek off the beaten path!
  • The last few miles are a bit of a sketchy dirt road to get there but its a cool place to visit.
  • I heard Charcoal kiln and didn't know what to expect. They are massive and super cool and worth the visit.
  • Well preserved charcoal kilns. Easy drive to the kilns, even for a passenger car.
  • Such a slice of history