Death Valley—Day 2

  Starting the day in the ghost town of Rhyolite…

 

Salt Creek… fish in the desert!

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Mesquite Dunes…

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Barefoot in the rain in the desert!

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Lunch—last stop in the park…

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Driving home…

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Death Valley—Day 1

After a long drive Friday night, waking up Saturday in the desert!

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Searching for wildflowers!

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Liz’s photo…

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Grasses in the desert!

Sea of wildflowers…

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Water!

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Dante’s View…

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Anza-Borrego State Park

I’m thankful for – Day #17 – Adventures

My goal for this vacation was really to do as little as I possibly could.  Read, relax, sit at Starbucks, enjoy people’s company…
That said, every now and again you’ve gotta let people take you on an adventure to revive that sense of awe and wonder in all of us.

Henning and I joined Steve & co on a hike in the Anza-Borrego State Park, east of San Diego.  It was nice to be back to the desert for a day.

Driving into the clouds at sunrise…

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Journey 1:
Entering Hellhole Canyon in search of the fabled Maindenhair Falls…

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“They Didn’t Bring Enough Water”…. got it…

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Jumping cholla cacti…

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Finding an oasis (palm tree jungle)…

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…and lots of boulders…

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…and… not quite a waterfall.

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Well… it was fun anyway…

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…and beautiful.

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Journey 2:
Slot canyons… (didn’t know we had these in California?!)

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Journey 3:
Feet too tired!
Viewpoint instead…
Salton Sea behind the guys.

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