After having a needed repair to our side entry door done in Las Vegas, we traveled to Pahrump, Nevada for the night. Pahrump is 60+ miles west of Las Vegas and provides a nice place to gain entry from the east side, through Death Valley Junction, of Death Valley National Park.
Melanie and I were fortunate to get a night's stay at the Furnace Creek Campground within the park. We left Pahrump early enough to arrive in time to get the last (so the ranger said) first come, first served spot.
Because we had only a day to check things out, we opted to take a drive which lasted most of the day. Well, that and the 30% chance of rain (only 2 inches a year at the park) warranted a warning from the ranger at check-in not to get caught hiking in one of the slot canyons during a rain storm. Taking our time, stopping for lunch and at a few other spots, I shot a series of photos (mostly along Badwater Road), mostly of the point and shoot variety, from Miranda as we drove, I shot a few more driving out of the park the next day.
March is a good time of year to be in Death Valley. The park is a feast for the eyes. Recommended.
Steven and Melanie