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Geologist's Cabin

Death Valley National Park, CA
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Description: This stone cabin is available for public use and is just beyond the Russell Camp.
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Ridgecrest, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

pretty little cabin with amazing view! often crowded - first come, first served. no water nearby. rough road from east, horrid road up Golar wash and over Mengle Pass.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2011

Geologists cabin is in the southern reaches of Death Valley. Accessed either through the NP from the East or from the West through Goler Wash Goler is a very serious 4wh drive. We arrived in a 4Runner with a locked out rear axle, 15lbs of air in the tires and had a very experienced driver. A wonderful drive from Panamint... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2004

When we were approaching Geologist's cabin from the east we were stopped by 4 wild burros at the spring in front of the cabin. We paused, took several minutes of video and still pictures. One of the burros, a brown one, has a right ear that hangs down. Makes him/her look kind of comical. We didn't get a good look... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2003

On Saturday the 26th of April, 2003, a group of adventure seeking off-roaders went to visit Mengel Pass and the surrounding area. We enjoyed the beauty of the desert this warm spring day and found pleasure in the company of the Gold Coast Cruisers members and a few guests. We found our way to Russell Cabin only to find it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2002

we came in the "back" way through goler wash in a trusty new japanese 4wd SUV. made it with just a couple hairy moments.... but the cabin took the cake...saw a kit fox or a small coyote drinking from the spring just west of the cabin. we arrived on the weekend right after sept. 11 and flew the american flag... More

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