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Today in Death Valley there were highs and lows. The low point was Badwater Basin where we were 86 metres below sea level. The high? Dante’s View at 1669 metres with a view down the valley to end a hot and dry feast of desert scenery.

We saw very little wildlife as sensible creatures were hiding away from the heat. One Road Runner did cross our path though.

Our visit to the Trona Pinnacles was one for all the senses. First it was the smell of sulphur from the chemical plant in the town of Trona where the sodium based mineral (trona) is processed; and then, the sound of weapons testing going on at the nearby China Lake Naval facility.

Trona Pinnacles 1

Here are the highlights of our drive through the valley.

Mesquite Flat Dunes

Mesquite Flat Dunes 1

Artist’s Palette

Artist's Palette - Artist Drive - Death Valley Ca

Badwater Basin

Badwater Basin - Death Valley

Manley Beacon 

Zabriskie Point - Manley BeaconZabriskie Point

Zabriskie Point - 1

Death Valley from Dante’s View

Death Valley from Dante's View