Saturday, January 16, 2010

STL DPB On The Road: Death Valley

.We've come back to this place over and over. Death Valley, the largest US national park, is the perfect place to clear out your head when it's cold back home. It feels desolate and remote but it's quite accessible and, frankly, fairly comfy. There are many side canyons in the mountains flanking the valley floor. Late yesterday afternoon we walked up Golden Canyon, a short drive from where we are staying at Furnace Creek. U "R" Us clambered up a big bolder to take in the scene.

I apologize for not getting up comments to the excellent 'best of the year" photos from yesterday. We've hardly been in the hotel room and the WiFi is weak and unreliable. Comments may have to wait until we get back to civilization. I don't know if that includes Las Vegas or not.

11 comments:

Paula said...

How warm is it????

Cool shot of U R US, I hope he doesn't mind me saying he looks like his mother's son.

brattcat said...

Super shot! I've visited most of the national parks in the contiguous U.S. but never made it to Death Valley. I'm eager to see more.

Sharon said...

This is a wonderful shot. Have fun out there. That is certainly a good place to take photos!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Despite living in the Phoenix area for nearly 30 years, I have not been to Death Valley since I was a child. You are definitely picking the right time of year to be hauling around a lot of camera gear in the desert.

Your two photos yesterday were nothing short of breathtaking. The first one would be right at home on a museum gallery, and the second one is worthy of a National Geographic cover.

Luis Gomez said...

This place is fantastic. I was there a couple of years ago. Just wonderful!

cieldequimper said...

Any chance of seeing what he saw?

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee
Civilization most likely excludes Las Vegas...

It most assuredly excludes Searchlight, NV...

TheNote said...

Now you are covering my neck of the woods . . thank you for shots closer to home (my home) - and - thank you in advance - in case you gift us with views of Las Vegas . . my stomping grounds for many years . . .
You Rock.

Chuck Pefley said...

The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce says it is a civilized place. Debatable, but I'll give the place the benefit of my doubt. Have fun!

Virginia said...

What a great picture of the "Chip off the old Blog"! I'll bet this one made his Momma smile!
V

Eric Salsbery said...

Very Cool.

I think I have a shot of my son sitting on that same rock.