Badwater Basin: –282' (–86m) by rhoing

Badwater Basin: –282' (–86m)

Today we shuttled from Las Vegas to Death Valley. This shot was at Badwater Basin, the lowest point in North America. The view is back toward the highway at the foot of the mountains, after walking out along the path for about 20–25 minutes. I left people in this shot to provide some sense of size-and-distance.

» There is a large “Sea Level” sign posted on the slope and for another photo I was careful to catch Clare on the path with the sign directly above her. Otherwise, I'm not sure I could have found the sign in the photo! I'm curious how tall the sign letters are!

Badwater Basin from the National Park Service: “The lowest point in North America is a surreal landscape of vast salt flats. The basin sits 282 feet (86 m) below sea level where a temporary lake may form after heavy rainstorms.”

We stopped at a few points along the way today:
» Ashford Mill ruins
» Shoshone, CA (last stop before Death Valley)
» Devil's Golf Course
» Furnace Creek Visitors Center
» FYI: Scotty's Castle is still closed
» Itinerary for the week

[ IMG_9333S130x65Atm :: 17mm ]
Looks interesting
January 15th, 2020  
the people gives lovely scale to the mountains
January 15th, 2020  
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