November 2011

Jim and Joan visit Death Valley California with friends Jerry Thompson and Kim Dickey.

Death Valley National Park: A Land of Extremes.
Hottest, Driest, Lowest: A superlative desert of streaming sand dunes, snow-capped mountains, multicolored rock layers, water-fluted canyons and 3 million acres of wilderness. Home to the Timbisha Shoshone people and to plants and animals unique to the harshest desert.

While Death Valley comprises more than 3.3 million acres of spectacular desert scenery the following photos were taken within 20 miles of our cabin at Furnace Creek. No doubt we'll be back to visit more later.
Jim and Joan
Jerry Thompson

Kim Dickey

Salt flats with adjacent mountain reflected in pool of water.

Joan and Jerry building a cairn.


The Devil's Cornfield.

The cabin we rented at Furnace Creek Ranch. Their facilities are very good and we would stay there again.
Old mining equipment located at Furnace Creek Ranch.

We depart the California desert and into Nevada. Can you guess what sport is legal and popular there ?
Departing Death Valley for Washington we pass through the snow covered Blue Mountains located between John Day and Bigg's Junction, Oregon.

The only thing we can say about this ice rink is - "Thank God for four wheel drive ! !"



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