• Ray
    703
    Spending the week exploring Death Valley National Park again. A lot cooler this time around 60F, which is nice for hikes! Gathering a lot of footage for a video to come once we get back to some decent internet coverage.

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  • RVsolar
    372
    Wow that low my wife would do great there for her lungs.
  • Ray
    703
    The rains ended at Death Valley leaving reflective puddles in the salt. Gorgeous sight. Will have videos out once we finish our visit in a few days as the internet is limited down here. :) Cheers, Ray

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  • Wade Norton
    16
    We love DV. Two favs are Racetrack Playa and Titus Canyon.
  • RVsolar
    372
    Way cool are they still flying in Star Wars or rainbow canyon with the jets?
    That's would be cool to see.
  • John Ingebretson
    5
    Scotties Castle, which has been closed since the '05 floods, is really great and well worth seeing. Sounds like they had to move that opening out until fall of '21. I remember getting date milkshakes at Furnace Creek and petting the mules on the borax teams when I was a kid!
  • Susan
    45
    Thank you for sharing! haven't been there in over 35 years. Loved it back then. We car camped and slept in the back of my Pinto station wagon. We definitely need to go back :-)
  • Rush and Lola
    170
    I remember in 73 when I went to Bonneville to help set a land speed record with my Uncle how the salt would look pink as the sun hit it. Took pics and when developed they were blue. How disappointed I was, hoping to show my friends what I'd seen.
  • Jay Pat
    6
    Great timing!!
  • Ray
    703
    In this video, I kick off my December 2019 Death Valley National Park video series with a look at the camping and services located at Furnace Creek. Furnace Creek is the central hub of this massive 3.4 million acres park.



    I'll give you a look at the Furnace Creek and Sunset Campgrounds and the Ranch at Death Valley property with some info about each. More information - Death Valley NP Campgrounds List - https://www.nps.gov/deva/planyourvisit/camping.htm

    Stay tuned for upcoming videos from our tour of popular park attractions such as Badwater Basin, Zabriski Point, Artist Drive, and Mesquite Sand Dunes.

    We visited during a week that the park received a good dose of its yearly 2" average rainfall, so made for some rare scenes that most visitors don't get to see.
  • Greg F
    275
    Ray, we stay at Texas Springs which is behind the large parking lot camping up the hill a little. I get 2-3 bar 3G up there with the booster. Not enough to post large files but enough to check e-mail.

    Miss not being in DV this year. Hopefully we get back on the road soon.
  • Colibabas
    39
    Death Valley was way better than we expected. The colours from the hiking trails were fantastic! Gotta return one day.
  • Ray
    703
    In this second video of the series Death Valley NP Dec 2019 Visit, I take you along on three different trips we took down to Badwater Basin.



    Badwater Basin is the lowest point in North Amerca at 282 feet below sea level. It is also touted as the hottest and driest. Not so much for me! :) I had the pleasure of visiting during a passing fall storm, which actually dropped significant rainfall onto the valley floor.

    So the first time we see the typically sunny, warm salt flats but on the second visit, it's cloudy, foggy and raining! The video finishes with the third trip to enjoy large puddles of water and gorgeous reflections of the surrounding mountains.
  • Greg F
    275
    We have never seen it wet like that. Very Cool. Death Valley might be my favorite NP.

    Here is DW at Badwater from a couple years ago. ce0ynwb5021h26hl.jpeg
  • Ray
    703
    We were there in March 2013, it was much warmer. :)
    This was a pleasant treat. One time I was so happy to see rain.

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  • Greg F
    275
    We have also never been there in the spring when the wildflowers are blooming. Definitely on the bucket list!
  • Ray
    703
    In this 3rd video from our 2019 Dec visit to Death Valley NP, I take you along on 2 sunrise photoshoots to famous Zabriskie Point. The first sunrise is a bust but the second delivered a gorgeous scene! :starstruck: :up:

  • Dhuhn
    77
    Ray really love your video on Death Valley. Definitely putting it on our bucket list.
  • Eddie Aileen
    156
    Nice videos Ray!
    Happy Trails,,,Pal!!!
  • Ray
    703
    Here are some quick time-lapse Anne did at DVNP

    "Hey folks! So I went to Death Valley and since I cannot really hike right now, I decided to practice some timelapse photography. I'm still learning! Hope you enjoy it."

  • Dhuhn
    77
    Nice time lapse Anne !!!!
  • Ray
    703
    In this 4th video from our Dec 2019 visit to Death Valley National Park, we head out to the Mesquite Sand Dunes to try and get a nice sunset photo and I walk out to explore the taller dunes.



    Due to a spell of cloudy, rainy weather mother nature didn't cooperate to get a spectacular photo of the dunes lit up by the evening sun. But, the stormy skies gave us a beautiful scene anyway.
  • Ray
    703
    In this 5th video from our Dec 2019 visit to Death Valley National Park, we take a trip on the colorful Artist Drive and stop off to enjoy the view at the Artist Palette overlook.



    Also included is dashcam footage of sections the 9-mile one-way drive that weaves its way through the hills, canyons, and gullies. The video ends with a few of my photo stills.
  • Ray
    703
    In this video, we take in a side attraction at Death Valley National Park called the Devils Golf Course. This aptly named site is an area of jagged salt and mud formations as far as the eye can see.



    I never got a good sunrise or sunset at this location but figured it was still worth a video and some photos just for the weirdness of the place. :)
  • Ray
    703
    In this video, I give you a look at both Twenty Mule Team Canyon and Golden Canyon in Death Valley National Park. Twenty Mule Team is an extensive, colorful badland area and Golden Canyon is a network of tighter slot canyons. Both offer amazing hiking and views of fabulous geological formations.



    The video ends with a selection of still images, some showing the closer up views of rocks and plants after heavy rain had flooded the washes. Enjoy!
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