Panamint Range, Death Valley National Park

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The Panamint Range is a short rugged fault-block mountain range in the northern Mojave Desert, within Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, eastern California. Dr. Darwin French is credited as applying the term Panamint in 1860 during his search for the fabled Gunsight Lode. The orographic identity has been liberally applied for decades to include other ranges.
The origin of the name is the Paiute or Koso word Panümünt or Pa (water) and nïwïnsti (person).
The range runs north-south for approximately through Inyo County, forming the western wall of Death Valley and separating it from the Panamint Valley to the west. The range is part of the Basin and Range Province, at the western end of the Great Basin.
The highest peak in the range is Telescope Peak, with an elevation of.
Both Mount Whitney above the Owens Valley and Badwater Basin in Death Valley are visible from certain vantage points in the Panamint Range, making it one of few places where one can simultaneously see both the highest and lowest points in the contiguous United States. Dante's View east of Death Valley is another.
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  • Another great view of this marvelous kingdom of nature. Being able to see all of the different layers of soil also helps one understand the changes this plant has gone through.  more »
  • The unique terrain color and sediments have been exposed, making it a valuable resource to track the Death Valley creation process.
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  • Had about 1971 I was 9 years old and my mom's boyfriend took us to where he worked and it was a gold mine in the Panama mountains have since looked it up and cannot find it what I can remember was it had a long trolley that we had to come in on just a bucket on it wire and the second time we went we got stranded on the way up there the transmission went out and we got stranded had to write SOS in the snow with rocks and got rescued within a few days had a lot of fun at 9 years old got to blow up a big boulder good memories of Death Valley born in Trona his name was Ray if anybody has any idea of the name of this mine let me know
  • Not only can you visit Death valley, there is also Lonepine Film museum, and an Japenese internment camp just north on 395, made many trips from my property in Baja to Tahoe on this route, Love it.

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