Death Valley was one of the highlights of our time in the USA. We liked it because the scenery was fascinating and there was an incredible number of changing colours in different lights at different times of day. There were still some blooming wild flowers to see, which we think is not very common in such a dry area. The shapes and sheer number of cactus and Joshua trees was worth seeing.
We got up very early to see sunrise and also made sure we saw sunsets at particular areas of the valley. This was very worthwhile and we will try to post some videos of what we saw when we have time.
We camped in the main campground and at Ubehebe Crater. We drove a cross-country back road, visited the lowest point at Badwater Basin, enjoyed sunset at the Artist’s Palate and did a very cold, early morning drive to see sunrise at Zabriskie Point.
We enjoyed driving to and from Death Valley, camping in the Mojave Desert and the magnificent scenery throughout this section of our trip. The places we had our lunches were some of our favourites so far.
We will try to add some more detail to this post and caption our photographs when we have more time.