Day 510: Death Valley Visit 2, Day 1

After a refreshingly comfortable overnight low of 50 degrees, we were treated to a beautiful sunrise:

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We briefly toured the visitor center and watched the orientation film, as we already visited Death Valley on this trip:

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We drove out to Devil’s Golf Course, where the landscape is a seemingly endless expanse of boulder-sized salt structures formed by evaporation:

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Looking east, the salt structures are not as high:

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M practiced the techniques covered in our photography class to create this set of photographs.  He’s shooting in Manual mode, manipulating ISO, aperture, and shutter speed to control exposure level:

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Next we hiked up the trail to Natural Bridge:

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Continuing past the natural bridge, we encountered a side trail that led to a dry waterfall:

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A bit of climbing was required to continue on.  Here B and I make the ascent:

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On the way down, M was asked to photograph this group:

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We drove Artist’s Drive on the way back to the RV.  everyone was pretty hungry, so we only got a couple quick photographs:

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A great start to our Death Valley visit!

Day 509: Death Valley or Bust!
Day 511: Death Valley Visit 2, Day 2

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