Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Death Valley, Part III

First, I want to apologize for being a little absent the past week or so.
My life has been surprisingly busy lately.
Don't worry, I'm not going anywhere for too long!

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Today is the final post for my Death Valley adventure I had a few years ago with the fiance.

This will be more of a photo-dump than story time.



The views...


Badwater:
Lowest place in North America.



The Artists Palette:
Gorgeous views and surprising colors.
You can simply drive through, or get out and explore on your own.  We chose to explore.






Ubehebe Crater:
Giant crater formed by volcanic activity.
We got lost for an entire afternoon exploring the surrounding area.  One of my favorite locations in Death Valley.









But, I will leave all of you with this photo of me...


It's still a mystery how this happened.
My eye was almost swollen completely shut.
The outdoors and I don't always see eye-to-eye.

Obviously.


Overall, Death Valley was incredible!
I can't wait to go back.

If you are interested, it is helpful to have a vehicle with 4WD- otherwise, you will not be able to access many of the back country trails and locations.
We had to rent a jeep for a day and it was not cheap.

Go when it is cool.  December and January are best.

There are 3 hotels, but camping is the most rewarding-
as long as you don't mind waking up with a swollen face.

The best way to see the most beautiful spots in the park is to get out and explore.


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17 comments:

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

Gorgeous pictures! It looks so beautiful there. Glad you shared them!

Leah said...

Your pictures are amazing. I've never thought about going to Death Valley but after seeing your pictures and reading your posts I would think twice.

ginanorma said...

Absolutely incredible and unbelievable pictures, breathtaking,
and poor honey eye, hope it heals!!!

Brooke said...

I've always wanted to go there. Those pictures are stunning!

debbiecutieface.com said...

ah so beautiful!

brittany said...

how gorgeous!! what an incredible landscape to be surrounded by. i bet you feel so small standing there looking around at big earth :) but ouch! that eye!

Jenna said...

Wow! These pictures are gorgeous!

I once went on a trip there during college for my geology class and saw a lot of these places - my teacher was in absolute geology heaven :)

xxx
Jenna

Lindsay [rookie's nest] said...

GREAT shots!!! Looks like a cool trip!

Alex Butts said...

Whoa that crater - like did you take quick trip to the moon? Unreal.

And I like you a lot for posting that photo at the end - reminds me of the time when I posted my pink eye. No one needed to see it but I think we all appreciate these honest photos.

Leslie said...

Your pictures are all breathtaking!! I've wanted to go there for a while.. but now I do even more!

Kristina said...

wow! what an amazing landscape! and what an amazing eye :)

Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

Amazing pictures! Definitely one of the places on my "must se before I die" list!

hayley [see.hay.fly] said...

gorgeous pictures :) death valley is definitely on my list of places to visit in the u.s.

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