Dave Bullock / eecue

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Tucki Mine in Death Valley

After driving through Emigrant Pass, we decided to take a side trip to Tucki Mine. The four-wheel drive road to the mine is about 9 miles long and fairly rough in some places. It was a nice drive on a beautiful canyon road, some of which was covered with snow. Once we reached the mine we ate lunch and checked out the cabin that the National Park Service keeps maintained for emergency use.

Cabin at Tucki Mine in Death Valley

The Park Service maintains this cabin at the Tucki Mine in Death Valley

Crow Next to a Shack at Tucki Mine in Death Valley

A raven stands guard in front of a sheet metal shack at Tucki mine.

Penelope Photographing the Cabin at Tucki Mine in Death Valley

Penelope takes a photo of the cabin at Tucki Mine.

Inside the Cabin at Tucki Mine in Death Valley

Inside the Tucki Mine cabin are all the comforts of home.

Tucki Mine Log Book in Death Valley

The log book inside the Tucki Mine cabin invites you to leave a note.

Inside the Cabin at Tucki Mine in Death Valley

Newspapers, cookware and water fills the cupboard in the cabin.

Terrarium Inside the Cabin at Tucki Mine in Death Valley

An apparently empty terrarium adorns the wall of the cabin.

Tools Inside the Cabin at Tucki Mine in Death Valley

Tools for cabin repairs, which one is requested not to take.

Road to Tucki Mine in Death Valley

The road heading away from Tucki Mine.

Panamint Road in Death Valley

The sky is filled with clouds above the snow-covered peaks that line Panamint Valley.

Tucki Mine Road in Death Valley

Panamint Valley road can be seen stretching across the desert floor in foreground.