After leaving Tinnemaha County park outside of Big Pine we headed south to Lone Pine and the Alabama hills area. (More on that in a future post). Lone Pine is about 50 miles from the the East entrance into Death Valley. So, we decided to make another visit to this land of great extremes, more of a “refresher trip” so to speak. Years ago (no, we don’t remember exactly when), we had visited Death Valley, except we do recall it being at the height of the tourist season and extremely hot, hot, hot. Not this time, as we had the roads and sites to ourselves and the temperature was in the high 80’s.
Coming into the park from the west side enabled us to see some things we didn’t see the first time when we came in from the east. New sites included, The Father Crowley Vista Point, Mesquite-Flat Sand Dunes and Stovepipe Wells Village. We also got to re-experience previously visited sites such as Harmony Borax Works, Furnace Creek. Once again got to stand in Badwater Basin, the lowest point in North America, and get up close and personal with Artist’s Canyon.
To top our day, as we were driving out of the Park, we see a very familiar face to all of you!
It was a full, full day…yet a fun one! Gosh…we love to travel!!!