Posts Tagged Death Valley National Park
Death Valley – Ubehebe Crater
Almost on a whim we decided to check out the Ubehebe Crater at the northern-most end of the park. What a great surprise. The crater is very impressive as are the views in all directions from the crater’s edge. ⇒photos
Death Valley – Badwater Basin, Devil’s Golf Course
Badwater Basin is the epitome of Death Valley: salt flats at the lowest point in North America… 282 feet below sea level. On the way to Badwater we stopped at the famous Devil’s Golf Course.
Death Valley – Dante’s View
Dante’s View is just 15 miles or so from Furnace Creek and at 5,500 feet it offers great views of the Death Valley Basin (including the Devil’s Golf Course). I hiked about half a mile south to get better panoramic views of the valley.
Death Valley – Zabriskie Point Sunrise
All the guide books say it’s the thing to do so we got up early and made the short drive from Furnace Creek to Zabriskie Point to watch the sunrise. It was definitely worth it. Death Valley is not nearly as colorful as Capitol Reef, Canyonlands or the Grand Canyon but the rising sun certainly painted some lovely tones on the mountains and weird geologic formations. ⇒photos
Death Valley National Park
Departing Santa Barbara in the morning we arrived in Death Valley in time to do a bit of exploring before nightfall. We drove the famous Artist’s Drive in the wonderful afternoon sunlight and took a few minutes to admire the stunning, star-filled sky before collapsing into bed. ⇒photos