Death Valley – The California Move (Day 4)

Death Valley - The Blissful Adventurer

A Paltry Welcome

Death Valley – The California Move (Day 4)

We entered California from a small highway in Nevada and at freeway speed Juliet captured this enormous welcome sign bringing us happily to our new state of residence.

Death Valley - The Blissful Adventurer

Schmee Made It!

Not long after we were in Death Valley and ready to explore (already 85 degrees at 9am)

Death Valley - The Blissful Adventurer

The Bikes Again?

For some reason as a kid I was a huge weather geek. I loved watching the weather with Harold Taft on Channel 5 News in Dallas. Death Valley was always the hottest place in the country and I hoped one day to see it and understand.

Death Valley - The Blissful Adventurer

Dante’s View

I expected the heat but had no idea how beautiful and captivating the landscape would be. Looking out over the Inferno like Dante and Schmee was my Virgil.

Death Valley - The Blissful Adventurer

Cutting through the haze

The bright blues, pink, tan, and every shade of brown dance about this rugged land and inspired one to stay so long as they can take the heat.

Death Valley - The Blissful Adventurer

Schmee Clouds

What is going on with Schmee’s hair? I love the sparse clouds above teasing the salt flats below that it might one day rain.

Zabriskie Point - The Blissful Adventurer

TBA at Zabriskie Point

The rolling earth here is caused by “I have no idea since it was too hot to patiently read the sign”

Death Valley - The Blissful Adventurer

This is New

After living for a year over a mile high this was some welcomed pressure and O2

Death Valley - The Blissful Adventurer

Sand Dunes

I also really like Sand Dunes. When I was a kid I would thumb through the pictures in my grandmother’s bible and there were shots of sand deserts near the Holy Land. They always looked so soft and inviting. This sand dune was 109 degrees by the time we arrived, rattlesnake signs in every corner and Euro douche traipsing about and calling out to one another like henchman scenes from the first Die Hard movie.

tomorrow – Yosemite National Park

 

Comments

  1. says

    Light springs from Schmee's head … the new messiah-A? Hell, I knew she'd be a woman! :-) I was fascinated by Death Valley as a child too. I think it was the most exotic place I ever heard about back then. These photos are great. I can see how the light transforms shapes there. Can you see heat waves looking out over the land where it is level? The rolling earth looks alluvial. Doesn't look like rock. Made by streams or some kind of long-term moving water. I love these photos.

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