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Hungry Billís Ranch

    Difficulty: moderately strenuous

    Type of hike:
    informal path and cross-country.

    Distance:
    2 miles to ranch site from road end; 7 miles to Panamint City.

    Elevation gain:
    1100 feet to ranch site; 4100 feet to pass

    Water: yes

    Start:
    end of Johnson Canyon Road

    Vehicle needed:
    high-clearance to canyon mouth; 4x4 on last 4 miles to road end

    Maps:
    Panamint and Galena Canyon 7.5 minute topos

    Comments:
    Historic ranch site from 1870ís contains rock terraces, corral and orchard. It is possible to continue over pass (no trail) to ghost town of Panamint City.
Backcountry Road

    Johnson Canyon Road

    (Map) - Beyond the end of the road a 2 mile hike leads up the canyon to Hungry Billís Ranch, with its ...
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    Hungry Bill's Ranch

    ... The biggest problem for me had been the lack of a 4wd vehicle, which made ...
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