After the sunrise at Zabriskie Point we went on to hike Desolation Canyon, which is just a short distance away. As mentioned in the previous post, clouds began to move in quickly. We drove down from Zabriskie Point, made our left turn from CA-190 onto Badwater Road, and wow! A beautiful stripe of warm morning light illuminated the landscape.
It’s in the visitor guide for Death Valley National Park: Zabriskie Point is “a spectacular spot for sunrise” — one really does have to experience it at least once… even if it means pretty much guaranteed crowds on the Sunday morning of a long weekend. :)
I’m trying to keep up the pace with my blogging in a more documentary and trip-report style and this is the second entry from our recent Death Valley trip.
We spent the long weekend in Death Valley to get out of the house just for a little bit. This time, we had a reservation at Stovepipe Wells and drove via Ridgecrest, where we stopped for lunch*, and then continued via the Searles Valley and Trona into the Panamint Valley.
In my previous throwback, I mentioned feeling a little bit fatigued with the routine but, looking at the photos from January 2013, I immediately felt like continuing with it — while allowing myself to opt out at any given time. :)