Friday, August 1, 2014

Geo-RoadTrip 2014: Death Valley Part 3

At this point in the trip it was time to get low.  And by low, I mean very low...the lowest point in North America.  Not too far from the Devil's Golf Course, in Death Valley, Badwater Basin has an elevation of 282 feet below sea level.

You can the salt flats covering portions of the ground which add to the long list of things that make Death Valley a dangerous place.  Further into the park is the visually stunning area known as Artist's Palette.  Here are a few shots:

The various colors are a result of the oxidation of different metals and tend to look differently depending ton factors like time of day, cloud coverage and occasional rainfall.  This was our last stop in Death Valley as we headed out to other places to explore.

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