Death Valley—Day 2

  Starting the day in the ghost town of Rhyolite…

 

Salt Creek… fish in the desert!

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Mesquite Dunes…

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Barefoot in the rain in the desert!

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Lunch—last stop in the park…

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Driving home…

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Rammed Earth Bench v.7

Day 7 – the big day!! Applying form oil (i.e. vegetable oil), delivery of the gold fines and paving sand (for the brick patio), and group-effort mixing and tamping.  Hope this works!

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Clump testing…

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First lift compacted, on to the second…

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Tamping last layer…

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Carving initials…

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Prepping for concrete…

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“Troweling”… 

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Ready for some cake!

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