CALIFORNIA-Here we come!! travel blog

 

 

 

Mr O walking towards the Natural Bridge

 

The Devils Golf Course-very hard walking on

course salt crystals

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Artists Palette

 

Furnace Creek Inn

 

Dante's View at 5,000 ft overlooking Badwater Basin at 282 ft below...

salt crater in Badwater basin seen from on top Dante's View

sunset over the valley

 

mountains in the background being lit up with sun going down

few more wildflowers starting to bloom on the valley floor

 

 


We spent the second day in Death Valley today. Our first stop was Badwater Basin. It is the lowest point in North America and is a surreal landscape of vast salt flats. It is 282 feet below sea level. Next stop the Natural Bridge.Then the Devils Golf Course.Crystallized salts composed the jagged formations.On to Artists Drive -a scenic loop drive through multi-hued volcanic and sedimentary rock. The highlight is Artists Palette-a multicolored hillside of red,browns,greens and yellows,all the result of the oxidation or alteration of minerals in the sediment. We finished the day at Dantes View for an overlook of the valley and the sunset. Death Valley is truly a magical place.



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