Scenery - Death Valley
Down south in the Ashford Mill area (topo
map) there were
incredible displays of Desert
in bloom. Notice the throngs of people who came out to see this
beautiful scenery. Ashford Mill is 40 mi south of Furnace Creek
Landscape in the Badwater area (topo
map) where the Black Mountains
salt pans on the valley floor.
Sparse stands of Desert Gold
flowers grow around the edges of the salt pans.
White Top Mountain (topo
map) in the Cottonwood Mountains. These
Cottonwood Mountains make up the northern end of the Panamint Range
(north of Hwy 190)(map-n).
Note the alluvial fans of sand
and gravel that come out from the little canyons and extend
out from the base of the mountains. BTP3260049c.jpg
Barrel cactus on the alluvial fan below White Top
Mountain. Photographed using "tunnel vision." BTP3260051c.jpg
The same barrel cactus photographed with greater "depth
of vision." JHP3260046.jpg
Jim at Ubehebe Crater, located at the north end of Death
Valley 50 mi north of Stovepipe Wells (topo
Sand dunes (topo
map), Kit Fox Hills and the Grapevine Mountains
east of Stovepipe Wells (map-n).
Photographed in the early morning light. BTP3280094c.jpg