I love playing with photos - I didn't stand on my head or hang off the wall to get this one; just flipped it when I down-loaded it. Somehow I like this 'angle' better than the real shot.
Anyway, I don't like putting my feet on the sand in Death Valley whenDeath Valley has this hemisphere's lowest elevation - highest temperatures (134 degrees) don't exceed ours by much, since we set a record 2 years ago, at 130 degrees.
it's hot; hard to find a time when it's not, but winter is the best of
One wonders how any pioneer crossed this vast valley. You driveWe don't make this trip that often now - we live in the desert; we get quite enough 'heat', and very similar land-scape, and we prefer the Colorado River lapping 5 minutes from our home. We love having breakfast at the Marina; we wander the shores - the birds dart through the scrub pines, and sing beautifully every day.
along route #190; you climb through the Argus Mountain Range - you climb 5,000
feet, and then Death Valley National Park welcomes you. There are Kangaroo
rats that eat the seeds from the Mesquite trees. In fact, I uploaded a
picture of the Mesquite tree that's outside our window - they form pods and have
very sharp and pointed 'spikes' that make you gather those pods carefully (I
have a few drying right now). The indians would grind the pods into a
powder-like substance to make their bread with.