DEATH VALLEY | Road Trip Photo Diary 2016
On the 7th July 2016, we drove 3 hours to Furnace Creek Ranch, in Death Valley. This journey involved not seeing much since we were driving through the desert. Furnace Creek was very peaceful and pretty, though it was definitely not what we were used to.
On the first evening, we arrived at around 5 o’clock. It was a big shock as the temperature rose to around 115 degrees Fahrenheit each day – even in the evenings – which we were certainly not used to. We settled in to the room and went to the local restaurant for dinner. After dinner we drove out to Dante’s View so that we could see the sunset. The view was incredibly beautiful and the pictures do not do it justice.
On the second day, we went exploring. First of all, we went to Badwater Basin. We then stopped at all the tourist points along the journey home. Badwater Basin consists of salt flats that you can see for miles and miles. It was so peaceful but got very hot (very quickly) – you were advised to not get out of your car after 10am.
After Badwater, we stopped at the Artist’s Palette and Golden Canyon. This was before coming home to sit by the pool so that we could have a chill day in the sun. That evening, we went up to Zabriskie Point as the sun was setting. You couldn’t see as far as at Dante’s View but it was still so incredible to see.
The next morning, we got up super early to drive to Yosemite. It was a 7 hour drive and so we left at 7am to get there at a good time for check-in.
Although we only stayed for a few days, I enjoyed Furnace Creek. Whilst the weather was a bit much for me, the scenery was so amazing. However, I did miss seeing trees and civilisation.
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