By: Barbara Reber
We drove in Barbara's Toyota truck to Goler Wash, then into Butte Valley to Greater View Spring. After passing by Russell Camp, a well-maintained but now unoccupied cabin, we hiked up the canyon to the southeast From the saddle, a trail follows the ridge to the summit of Manly Peak (7196'). The climb took 2 1/2 hours.
The drive to Death Valley was via the Butte Valley Road (Warm Spring Canyon), which is in poor condition due to washout. We made slow 4 WD progress in its lower half; operation of the talc mine ceased some years ago and the road is no longer maintained. No sign of the original graded roadbed is present near its intersection with the Death Valley West Side Road, which is also posted dosed to travel.
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