Death Valley and Valley of Fire

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bridger1215
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Death Valley and Valley of Fire

Post by bridger1215 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:33 am

Winter camping in Yellowstone is fun but winter camping when it's 70 degrees is awesome! Our first stop on this adventure was the Valley of Fire. An incredibly beautiful Park. We had a bighorn sheep walk through our camp as we were setting up in the dark but I could not find them the next day. Geologically Death Valley has had some intense uplifting and erosion and is a very unforgiving environment. As for wildlife I saw one hawk, 1 crow and the bighorn in Valley of fire. I brought a blacklight to search for scorpions but it was probably a bit cold for them and the snakes.

Arch Rock Campground in the Valley of Fire Park.
ImageDeath Valley 1-062951 by john morris, on Flickr

ImageDeath Valley 1-084211 by john morris, on Flickr

Nice hikes in the Park.
ImageDeath Valley 1-085259 by john morris, on Flickr

ImageDeath Valley 1-080332 by john morris, on Flickr

The Ubehebe Crater in Death Valley. Explained all the scattered rocks in the Valley.
ImageDeath Valley 1-154110 by john morris, on Flickr

First camp in Death Valley was at the famous Tea Kettle Junction.
ImageDeath Valley 1-173459 by john morris, on Flickr

ImageDeath Valley 1-4919 by john morris, on Flickr

Early mornings were chilly.
ImageDeath Valley 1-4964 by john morris, on Flickr

The Racetrack was just down the road.
ImageDeath Valley 1-103825 by john morris, on Flickr

The moving rocks.
ImageDeath Valley 1-5152 by john morris, on Flickr

ImageDeath Valley 1-5173 by john morris, on Flickr

Next stop was the Saline Valley where we had to descend the Lippincott Pass road.
ImageDeath Valley 1-125144 by john morris, on Flickr

An interesting road with lots of exposure and washouts and very few places 2 vehicles could pass.
ImageDeath Valley 1-5253 by john morris, on Flickr

The Saline Valley is huge and the driving times are deceptively long.
ImageDeath Valley 1-8942 by john morris, on Flickr

Something special in the middle of nowhere.
ImageDeath Valley 1-071819 by john morris, on Flickr

Our campsite here included wild burros.
ImageDeath Valley 1-9284 by john morris, on Flickr

At one time 20 tons of salt were shipped daily over the Inyo Mountains to the west.
ImageDeath Valley 1-125658 by john morris, on Flickr

The last stop was the Eureka sand dunes but first we had to navigate Steel Pass.
ImageDeath Valley 1-125616 by john morris, on Flickr

ImageDeath Valley 1-130750 by john morris, on Flickr

The dunes along with heavy winds.
ImageDeath Valley 1-134828 by john morris, on Flickr

ImageDeath Valley 1-9389 by john morris, on Flickr



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Re: Death Valley and Valley of Fire

Post by RikWriter » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:32 am

Awesome! I need to get back to Valley of Fire, haven't been there since 2004.



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Re: Death Valley and Valley of Fire

Post by Max » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:16 am

Lovely colors in some of those spots, and it's always cool seeing pictures of the traveling rocks. Thanks for sharing, John.

Max



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