GSM 2013 March Death Valley - Day 4
Apr 7, 2013Public
Photo: Views from an early morning hike on the nature trails around Shoshone, CA
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Photo: I spoke to the 2 researchers from UC Davis who were placing these nets daily to capture, study, & release birds. They had been studying voles in the area when they noticed the voles had a parasite formerly found only in the southeastern U. S.  They shifted to studying birds to see if they were the source of the parasites.
Photo: "DV" formed on a hill behind Death Valley High School, Shoshone, CA.
Photo: This sign struck me as an oxymoron.
Photo: Death Valley High School has a formidable mascot!
Photo: Shoshone Village is located in Inyo County on the Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad 14 miles east of Epaulet Peak, at an elevation of 1585 feet. The population was 31 at the 2010 census, down from 52 at the 2000 census.
Photo: Our accommodation for two nights.
Photo: 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, CA and Pahrump, NV, 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, restaurant, bar and coffee house, is just north of the southern intersection of California State Routes 127 and 178.
Photo: The only eating establishment in town.  It serves great breakfast and supper.
Photo: Old gas station is now part of Shoshone's local museum.
Photo: The field trip participants gather at the start of the day's activities.  (Photo courtesy of Shirley.)