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Day 6, Peach Springs, AZ to Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley

Oct 12, 2017 Thu
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Oct 12, 2017 Thu 8:44 AM MST Alt: 3657
Hackberry General Store, old Route 66, AZ
Miles:471
Start Point:Peach Springs, AZ, US
End Point:Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley, CA, US

The day started at 5,665 feet and ended at -61 feet. The highest altitude was 5,665 feet and the lowest altitude was -61 feet.




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A continental breakfast was included in the campground fee so we had coffee, juice and bagels before we left. Old Route 66 leaves I-40 near Seligman and loops north of I-40 through here to Peach Springs then back down to reconnect with I-40 at Kingman. I’ve read that Peach Springs was the inspiration for the town of Radiator Springs in the movie Cars.

We stopped to photograph a couple of abandoned motels on old Route 66 west of Peach Springs.

Oct 12, 2017 Thu 9:29 AM EDT Alt: 5373
Grand Canyon Caverns CG. No one here and it was very quiet.

Oct 12, 2017 Thu 7:06 AM MST Alt: 5373
Grand Canyon Caverns CG. No one here and it was very quiet.

Oct 12, 2017 Thu 7:28 AM MST Alt: 5373
Grand Canyon Caverns CG. No one here and it was very quiet.
Laurie

Oct 12, 2017 Thu 7:46 AM MST Alt: 4745
Old Route 66.
Bobby

Oct 12, 2017 Thu 7:58 AM MST Alt: 4337
Old Route 66.

Oct 12, 2017 Thu 7:58 AM MST Alt: 4337
Old Route 66.

Oct 12, 2017 Thu 8:00 AM MST Alt: 4339
Old Route 66.

Oct 12, 2017 Thu 8:02 AM MST Alt: 4339
Old Route 66.

Oct 12, 2017 Thu 8:06 AM MST Alt: 4332
Old Route 66.
I’ve wanted to visit this place on old Route 66 for a couple of years. It was a good stop. The local cat soon found Laurie. I think he was Teddy’s cousin.

Oct 12, 2017 Thu 8:24 AM MST Alt: 3656
Hackberry General Store, old Route 66, AZ

Oct 12, 2017 Thu 8:38 AM MST Alt: 3656
Hackberry General Store, old Route 66, AZ
Laurie

Oct 12, 2017 Thu 8:39 AM MST Alt: 3657
Hackberry General Store, old Route 66, AZ
Laurie

Oct 12, 2017 Thu 8:40 AM MST Alt: 3657
Hackberry General Store, old Route 66, AZ

Oct 12, 2017 Thu 8:41 AM MST Alt: 3657
Hackberry General Store, old Route 66, AZ

Oct 12, 2017 Thu 8:42 AM MST Alt: 3657
Hackberry General Store, old Route 66, AZ

Oct 12, 2017 Thu 8:44 AM MST Alt: 3657
Hackberry General Store, old Route 66, AZ

Oct 12, 2017 Thu 8:44 AM MST Alt: 3659
Hackberry General Store, old Route 66, AZ
Laurie

Oct 12, 2017 Thu 8:45 AM MST Alt: 3657
Hackberry General Store, old Route 66, AZ
Laurie
Laurie was a little concerned because there were multiple signs about no trucks longer than 40 feet allowed. We are probably longer than 50 feet nose to tail, but I convinced her we would be fine. It was a little tight in places and I scraped the rear bumper once but it all worked out ok.

Oatman exists today because of its burros. They run wild through town and the tourist feed them. We spent a couple of hours walking around town. It must be near the end of the season as the prices were very reasonable and Laurie bought something from a local artist.

Oct 12, 2017 Thu 10:01 AM MST Alt: 2699
Cool Springs on our way to Oatman, AZ
Laurie

Oct 12, 2017 Thu 10:02 AM MST Alt: 2699
Cool Springs on our way to Oatman, AZ

Oct 12, 2017 Thu 10:06 AM MST Alt: 2697
Cool Springs on our way to Oatman, AZ

Oct 12, 2017 Thu 10:10 AM PDT Alt: 3545
Sitgreaves Pass, Old Route 66, on our way to Oatman, AZ.

Oct 12, 2017 Thu 10:21 AM MST Alt: 3528
Sitgreaves Pass, Old Route 66, on our way to Oatman, AZ
Bobby, Laurie

Oct 12, 2017 Thu 10:22 AM MST Alt: 3530
Sitgreaves Pass, Old Route 66, on our way to Oatman, AZ
Laurie

Oct 12, 2017 Thu 10:23 AM MST Alt: 3545
Sitgreaves Pass, Old Route 66, on our way to Oatman, AZ

Oct 12, 2017 Thu 10:53 AM MST
Oatman, AZ
Laurie

Oct 12, 2017 Thu 1:54 PM EDT
Oatman, AZ

Oct 12, 2017 Thu 10:56 AM MST
Oatman, AZ

Oct 12, 2017 Thu 10:56 AM MST
Oatman, AZ

Oct 12, 2017 Thu 11:00 AM MST
Oatman, AZ
Laurie

Oct 12, 2017 Thu 11:05 AM MST
Oatman, AZ
Laurie

Oct 12, 2017 Thu 11:44 AM MST
Oatman, AZ

You may be interested in the next article, Day 7, Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley to Cousin Judy’s.

The previous article is Day 5, VLA, Pie Town and Seligman, AZ.

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