Death Valley Prelude (February 2017)

“…the first impression remains a just one. Despite variety, most of the surface of Death Valley is dead … a land of jagged salt pillars, crackling and tortured crusts of mud, sunburnt gravel bars the color of rust, rocks and boulders of metallic blue naked even of lichen.” ~ Edward Abbey

“No place is ever as bad as they tell you it’s going to be.” ~ Chuck Thompson


Death Valley National Park

Telescope Peak at dawn, Death Valley National Park, California (2010)

Death Valley National Park

Harmony Borax Works, Death Valley National Park, California (2011)

Death Valley National Park

Looking south toward Telescope Peak, Death Valley National Park, California (2010)

Death Valley National Park

Ghost Rider by Albert Szukalski (1985), Goldwell Open Air Museum, Rhyolite, Nevada (2011)

Death Valley National Park

Harrisburg Flats near Aguereberry Point, Death Valley National Park, California (2011)

Death Valley National Park

Charcoal kilns in Wildrose Canyon, Death Valley National Monument, Califronia (2013)

Death Valley National Park

Pool at Darwin Falls, west of Death Valley National Park, California (2010)

Previous trips to Death Valley National Park

  • Wildrose Peak [Post] – 2013
  • Corkscrew Peak  [Post] – 2013
  • The Slit (slot canyon) [Post] – 2011
  • Fall Canyon / Darwin Falls [Post] – 2010

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