Trip to California - 9th day

This day was a repeat for me … i was in the Death Valley again .. same route as the last time. But it looked different at many locations. There were flowers at the side of the road. In the desert. I was aware of the possibility but finally seeing such islands of life in the middle of stones is impressing never the less. Life will prevail nevertheless how hard the conditions are …

Life in the desert

We drove to Beatty … a small village round about 100 miles north of Las Vegas, entered the Death Valley by Hells Gate. After this we visted Stovepipe Wells, Bad Water. I saw finally the Artist Palette … a location i´ve missed the last time. It´s really a colorful geological formation. As the sign is a little bit washed out, it´s easy to miss in the middle of the artist drive.

Artists Palette

I even revisted Zabriskie Point. But the best part was Dante´s View. Such a great outlook over the complete Death Valley. I´ve missed it on my last trip, too … because i wasn´t aware of the road to this view point. As my digicam cells were absolutly empty at this moment, i have just a photo made by the iPhone.

Dante´s View

Given that i have to retake the photo from Dante´s view with a real cam, i will visit Death Valley again in the future. At best with a new DSLR and a 3D panorama head ;) . But that isn´t a problem …. the Death Valley is a really one of the most impressive locations i visted so far.