Around Beatty, NV.
More spectacular scenes with what seems to be a late spring.
Unnamed mountain above Beatty. Taken from our motel, the Atomic Inn.
A pair of wild donkeys from the herd surrounding Beatty. Not much else of interest.
Heading on 190 into Death Valley from the east.
Barren and beautiful.
We had the road to ourselves for the first hour. We left @ 7:45am
Looking straight south toward Furnace Creek. Only 85 degrees at ~10am
One never tires of the infinity of mountain forms.
Longest and most accessible of the sand dunes in Death Valley.
We heeded the warning.
The dunes are fairly stable.
The Panament, above, and Amargosa Mountains form the valley, each running north to south.
The Saline Valley with Hwy 190 on far right and the end of the deposits on the left.
Rainbow Canyon. I'd love to see it after a light rain with the colors dramatized.
From Father Crowley overlook. Panament Springs at the base of the road as it starts climbing.
We are rising in elevation with the Sierra Nevada seen in the distance beyond the Joshua Tree.
Beyond description: eastern side of the Sierra Nevada culminating with the highest peak, Mt Whitney at 14,505ft, further north, close to Bishop.
Mono Lake with the Tufa(limestone) Groves along the shore.
Satellite photo of Mono Lake showing my location by the red pointer.
Hwy 108 rising as we cross the Sierra through the Sonora Pass.
Meadow across from the Marine Corp Mountain Warfare Training Center.
Leavitt Peak heading up the Sonora Pass.
Deadmans Creek looking up west side of Leavitt Peak on 108.