Death Valley Part 1

I’m assuming there’ll be plenty of parts to our Death Valley pictorial. These are just the firsts. We only made it to Badwater Basin and the Golden Canyon (and not very deep into the Golden Canyon, at that).

Death Valley is very interesting and historic, but I’ll not go into all the cool details here. We’ll just go with a “picture story” kind of layout for this post.

We figure it’ll take about two dozen more trips to the Valley to hike all the major parts of the national park. It’s a very large place. Each section has its own story. I think we spend more time learning about each location before we start hiking it than we do hiking it.

For you, though, there’s Google, hehehe. This way I’m not filling the blog with text that you’re just going to skip to get to the cool photos. Yes, I’m talking to you, not the next person reading this post. I know you, you text-skipper you!

Keep an eye out for:
Miniature people in the distance – shows how far we are from things.
Sea level sign. Extreme close-ups of salt crystals.
Making salt angels (rather than snow angels).
Debris in the salt basin pool that has no business being there – thanks, humans.
A hidden Mr. Scott high up in the canyon.
Cool close-ups of the canyon walls.

Enjoy the show!

10 thoughts on “
Death Valley Part 1

  1. I read a book on the Badwater Ultramarathon. “It is a 135-mile (217 km) course starting at 279 feet (85 m) below sea level[1] in the Badwater Basin, in California’s Death Valley, and ending at an elevation of 8360 feet (2548 m) at Whitney Portal, the trailhead to Mount Whitney. It takes place annually in mid-July, when the weather conditions are most extreme and temperatures over 120 °F (49 °C), even in the shade, are not uncommon.” You could sign up for that!

    • oh! I already did! can’t pass that up! oh wait, no – that was me sitting on my sofa watching it on the news that I signed up for. sorry. I was confused there for a minute.

    • They surely would have stood out among all the Asians, who made up most of the tourists. Beautiful people of all nationalities wandering all over the place, though. everyone was enjoying the sites with smiles.

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