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October 11, 2008
From journal California Bold Rush
Grand Prairie, Texas
September 3, 2007
On our way to Los Angeles from Las Vegas we decided to go to Death Valley National Park, one of the lowest valleys below sea level on earth. After driving for 4 hours from the city, we were on US highway 190 west towards Death Valley. We crossed the Welcome board to Death Valley National Park and stopped by the visitor center to gather map of the park and pay the entrance fee. The winding roads and deserted mountain were not only beautiful but made our driving exciting and non tiring. As we gradually entered the valley , the temperature was rising by 1 F in every mile we entered the valley. That was August 19th 2007.
We stopped by many view points like Mule Canyon, Hill Point. The views of these small canyons picturesque. We drove to bad water, the lowest basin below 85.5 meters sea level, what we found was white sand mixed with salt. There was no sign of water. We saw many visitors walking in the basin though it was unbearably hot and when hot wind stroke us on the face, we felt like we stopped to breathe for a sec. It was almost 4pm driving around the valley, we decide to fill our car with gas and drove south towards Los Angeles, on the way we enjoyed the scenic beauty of sand dunes and setting sun. The day in Death Valley was one of the unforgettable moments in my life. There are many places to visit within Death Valley, we were running late in our schedule routine left Death valley in the evening.
From journal Death Valley
by Linda Hoernke
St. George, Utah
March 8, 2007
From journal Day Trips into Death Valley
March 7, 2007
February 24, 2006
Redwood City, California
June 22, 2003
In the valley, your perspective sometimes gets skewed by the distance and emptiness of the place. At night, you can see towns you are approaching for 20 miles or more before you get there. The landscape is very stark, and you can feel how hard it must have been to cross Death Valley before conveniences like cars.
The dirt roads, which require high clearance vehicles or even four-wheel drive, lead to fascinating sights that are worth the slow, bumpy ride to get to. We did not have four-wheel drive, and plan to rent an SUV next time, because the off road stuff was so interesting. But there’s lots to see even if you do not venture off road. The Devil's Golf Course and the Artist's Drive were highlights.
From journal A week in the California Desert