Another beautiful day!
I get up and set off for Death Valley National Park. It is the lowest below sea level point of America and hottest driest spot in North America. On the way from127 Highway to 190 Highway, I can see the valley floor shimmering silently in the heat.
Although Death Valley the name is quite forbidding and gloomy, actually, it’s an active world of contrasts and extremes. In valley, I see colorful badlands, snow-covered peaks, beautiful sand dunes, rugged canyons. I also pass by the Bad Water they named, acres of water nice peacefully lying there as a saint painting picture, I can not figure out where the name came from.
The most exciting moment is when I finally arrive at the top of the mountain; the view in front of me is so gorgeous and hard to believe all belong to this desert. Mountains and mountains are so close to the clouds, form part of the sky. All rocks under the sun display different colors and proudly show their amazing to all visitors.
Then I’m off the desert and it’s been a long way. I decided to stay in Lone Pine.
According the information from Visitor Center, after check in the hotel and settle down my luggage, I go through Alabama Hill, the famous western movie shooting place around that local area.
Meanwhile, I got information of some major highway closed because of latest snow storm, so I have to change my original route plan of visiting Sequoia and Yosemite National Park.