Death Valley NP, California

October 8-10, 2017

  We left the freezing temperatures at Yosemite and, just a few hours down the road, were greeted by the blistering heat once again - the weather just amazes me in this country! Yosemite National Park was at the end of their season, winter was on it’s way and, although open all year round, things were beginning to shut down. Death Valley on the other hand was just getting ready for their peak season, it’s so hot in the summer, if you are going to visit, it’s best to do so in the winter months. It was really windy there, hence the picture of David above, so the heat can be deceiving. Early October was still hot and presenting temps in the high 90’s, so our stay was short and sweet.

We left the freezing temperatures at Yosemite and, just a few hours down the road, were greeted by the blistering heat once again - the weather just amazes me in this country! Yosemite National Park was at the end of their season, winter was on it’s way and, although open all year round, things were beginning to shut down. Death Valley on the other hand was just getting ready for their peak season, it’s so hot in the summer, if you are going to visit, it’s best to do so in the winter months. It was really windy there, hence the picture of David above, so the heat can be deceiving. Early October was still hot and presenting temps in the high 90’s, so our stay was short and sweet.

Darwin Falls

This is a short but fun trail, it’s not clearly marked and you have to climb over rocks and pass back and forth over the “creek”.

Ghost Town

On the drive out of Death Valley, we stumbled upon this ghost town.....

Next stop Las Vegas, Nevada - no I'm not kidding this time!!!