Corkscrewy (again!) with Little Corkscrew, and Death Vallet Butts

pics by Harlan W.S. & Jim F.
Mar 05 & 06, 2011

I first went to Corkscrew January 27, 2007.  I rushed to the top in 1h 45m, and came down fast... so I saw about nothing.  This time we took routes that I hadn't taken before, we took our time, I was with 10 nice people, and I enjoyed the trip much more. The next morn I went to Death Valley Buttes, and was surprised how much I enjoyed that trip as well.

GPS trace; purple for my 2007 route,
red for the 2011 route, blue for the
trip up the Butts.
Tom B with Little Corkscrew in back.
At the saddle, looking south to Little C.
Jim went straight for the top, I headed
up to the N end...
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it would be cool to walk right along the
knife edge... but I had to step off for
a moment when the sticky rock pulled
off my shoe!
Tom next...
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Little C to S as we head up the peak.
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Gator power! Chew up those dogs!
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Thimble to NNE.
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Big C in the back (L of photo).
Next day I headed for the Butts.
It was pleasantly exposed.
I never expecteed such a fun place. It
was pretty easy to stay on safer rock.
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Telescope to SSW
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I tried to stay on the very edge most
of the way down.
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I read Zdon's account, which described a
"parking area" 0.5 W of the junction. I
thought I should pull in here to be off the
road (the signs just said NO CAMPING
and NO FIRES)... and almost got a $500
citation for "off-road driving." Once the
ranger realized I wasn't a jerk, he dropped
the citation.  Later I put up these piles of rocks
to prevent someone else from making the
same mistake.  (In NV, you will get a ticket
if you DON'T pull off the shoulder.)