Jason Frye's experience in Lone Pine
Wildrose Charcoal Kilns
The Wildrose Charcoal Kilns, in Death Valley National Park, were built in 1877 and operational for only two years. Even though they only produced charcoal for such a short period of time you can smell the aromatic smoke in each today. The nearly 140-year old smoke smell aside, the kilns are worth visiting just to admire their form. Reminiscent somehow of bee hives, they're made of stones small and large gathered off the slopes of the mountain nearby. And then there is the sound and the way it echoes in each one. The drive in from Emigrant Pass is a beautiful--and remote--one, and as you get close to the kilns, the road turns to dirt and gravel and can be a little rough. #snow #snow #snow
Posted by Jason Frye
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