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Death Valley, my favorite place on Earth

  
Via:  Sparrow  •  11 years ago  •  8 comments


Death Valley, my favorite place on Earth
 

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A couple of years ago, my life as I knew it ended. I was suddenly thrust into a foggy existence and I needed time to find out what I was going to do, where I was going to go, where I going to start to build an entirely new life after the age of 50.

So, I took some money (not the smartest financial decision, but worth it anyway), put my belongings in storage, packed up my car and my dog and hit the road for six months. We hit 26 States 15 National Parks. We looked out over both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and traveled on the scenic by-ways, where possible.

Of all the things I saw, all the places I visited, Death Valley was hands down my favorite. The diversity of the landscape is just unimaginable, but instead of rambling about it, I'll share some pictures. I have a lot, so sit back and grab a drink...

DSC01952.jpg?width=680 Looks unexciting from here, just desert and a few mountains.

DSC01954.jpg?width=680 I love to see passion in life and I think cacti are passionate about life itself.

DSC01958.jpg?width=680 This reminded me of the slag dumps around the mills in Pittsburgh, LOL.

DSC01959.jpg?width=680 But check out the white, vertical viens

DSC01962.jpg?width=680 I stopped along here to gather a few rocks for my granddaughter. She likes rocks and it's something we used to do together. It was a way of giving her a piece of this wonder.

DSC01964.jpg?width=680 This is a tapestry of the past, woven beautifully. It begs to explore...

DSC01968.jpg?width=680 No matter which way you turn, the landscape changes.

DSC01970.jpg?width=680 And changes...

DSC01971.jpg?width=680 The colors are amazing!

DSC01976.jpg?width=680 And some are alien.

DSC01977.jpg?width=680 Seemingly lifeless.

DSC01979.jpg?width=680 The Golden Mountains.

DSC01981.jpg?width=680 I love this picture.

DSC01985.jpg?width=680 Not a weed, not a blade of grass.

DSC01994.jpg?width=680 The 20-mule team road, where they mined borax.

DSC01996.jpg?width=680 Just naked beauty.

DSC01997.jpg?width=680 Everywhere.

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DSC02016.jpg?width=680 Rhyolite Ghost Town, NV, just outside of Death Valley.

DSC02035.jpg?width=680 Rhyolite

DSC02040.jpg?width=680 Rhyolite resident

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Hey, get off the furniture! Grin.gif

DSC02063.jpg?width=680 The salt pans

DSC02074.jpg?width=680 Salt deposits

DSC02079.jpg?width=680 Close-up of the salt

DSC02081.jpg?width=680 Right above the bubble is a tiny fish called the Death Valley Pupfish. It exists nowhere else on Earth. This is a salt stream.

DSC02082.jpg?width=680 The salt stream

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DSC02102.jpg?width=680 Mosaic Canyon

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DSC02106.jpg?width=680 Smooth marble walls

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DSC02108.jpg?width=680 This one's for Dowser Smile.gif

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DSC02141.jpg?width=680 Western Coachwhip

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DSC02181.jpg?width=680 Granite Mountains

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Sorry for so many, I just can't help myself when it comes to Death Valley. Thanks for taking the time to look Grin.gif


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