Travel Theme: Dry

Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week is: “DRY.” Themes inspire others to share thoughts and/or images of common subjects.  

ImageAbove: Death Valley National Monument, California, as we visited few years back. Specifically Rt. 190, descending east into Panamint Valley. Hot, desolate, foreboding, inhospitable, and … DRY AS A BONE! 

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Break down here, and you better have a lot of water!  

Towns and features in this vicinity: Lone Pine,  Stovepipe Wells, Furnace Creek, Badwater Basin, Funeral Mountains; and below, on the western side…, lonely Zabriski Point.

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Badwater Basin, in Death Valley is the lowest point in the continental USA, 282 ft (86m) below sea-level Incredibly, it is only 88 miles (142 km) from the highest point (Mt. Whitney, 14,505 ft (4421 km!)  Below is a Google Map of the southwestern USA connecting these points with a line, and a picture of Mt. Whitney from Lone Pine, about 15 miles away. All these photos were taken on the same day as we traveled ESE generally along this line–>

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 Below, Mt. Whitney from Lone Pine, California

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Thanks for viewing. Comments and “likes”  are always appreciated.

We took these images some years ago while on our first West Coast Vacation

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13 Responses to Travel Theme: Dry

  1. dadirri7 says:

    it looks desolate MV, such harsh country … love the subtle colours.

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  2. Rachael says:

    Nice post! I have never been to Death Valley. Must get there before long!

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  3. Lynn says:

    We had a flat tire in Death Valley!! We also has plenty of water. Camped overnight and when we woke up at 5:30 am it was already 97 degrees. It truly is a wonderful place!!

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  4. Jenny Trozell says:

    I would have loved to visit Deathvalley last summer but with extreme heat and heat records in many parts of South West US that just was not a good idea 😉

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  5. disperser says:

    Learn something new every day. I’m referring to the high-low points.

    That area is one we have not traveled to yet. Also want to see the sequoias and redwoods, and . . . well, a lot of stuff. Probably worth a trip sometimes soon.

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