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.
“…the camera’s rendering of reality must always hide more than it discloses” (Susan Sontag)
As I’m trying to compile twelve images for a 2023 calendar that I want to offer, I find myself rather paralyzed by the backlog of photos that I’ve yet to evaluate, from the two big destinations of 2022: Death Valley, which we visited twice in February, and the Pacific Northwest and Northern California.