Monday, November 23, 2015

Death Valley Days, 2

So another day we drove down to the Devil's Golf Course and then Badwater Basin, which is the lowest of the low.
Devil's Golf Course, 11th fairway; amazing how many things
here are named "Devil"

















Closer up
















Salts forming over baked and re-baked mud; in the basin there
is actually standing water here and there, and the re-baked mud
can be quite mushy


















Thus, the Devil's Golf Course; we didn't play
















Moving right along, we are now at the Badwater Basin site;
some bad rains recently closed a number of the roads in DVNP,
including this one, but only beyond the official deepest place


















Thus
















Standing water
















You can walk as far as you like out into the Basin; the "road"
here is actually a pathway made by millions of boots and shoes
tramping over the salty mush


















Great natural beauty (!)
















Vicki, overcome by all the natural beauty
















Salt formation: extreme close-up
















Parthian shot
















In the parking lot at Badwater Basin; look directly up from our
rig and you'll see...

















The helpful sign, 270 feet above, showing where sea level
would be; there are many such helpful  road signs throughout
the park


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