Gorgeous architecture

Pursuit of Life

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Standing 25 feet tall, the Wildrose Charcoal Kilns stand today as an earlier sign of human attempts to eke out a living out of the harsh atmosphere in the desert environment of Death Valley. Completed in 1877, these ten beehive shaped kilns are located above the Panamint Range of Death Valley down a long, rough road in a very remote high canyon. They were used to burn local tree wood, particularly Pinyon and Juniper to produce fuel, which was then transported to the mines to be burned for smelting and ore extraction. Adjacent is the trail to Wildrose peak, which climbs  to 9,064 feet, which makes a good day’s hike!

 

 

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