Early May of 2014 I took a trip to Death Valley National Park.  My first time to visit this park and I have to say I was blown away by it’s size and scenic diversity.  Typically when one thinks of Death Valley they picture hell on Earth.  A place deadly hot, which it can easily be.  The few days I had to spend exploring the park the temperature was actually cool as storms were coming through both days.  It’s weird to visit a place that receives less than 2 inches of rain per year, at a time when it was raining.  I watched from atop mountains as storms raced across the valley floor.  Photos of that to come in another post.

The immensity of this park can’t be realized until you visit, it’s just huge!  When I visited I was using a rental car so my exploration was limited to areas I could access via well maintained roads.  I very much want to return with my Jeep as there are so many amazing places to explore that require high clearance 4WD.

I decided to convert the photos into black and white as I like the feel it gives to the images, and they remind me of Ansel Adams photographs of the area.  Enjoy and I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

~ Will

Sand Dunes Death Valley National Park

Sand Dunes Death Valley National Park

Mountain range in Death Valley National Park

Mountain range in Death Valley National Park

Looking west into Panamint Valley Valley Death Valley National Park

Looking west into Panamint Valley Valley Death Valley National Park

Looking west into Panamint Valley Death Valley National Park

Looking west into Panamint Valley Valley Death Valley National Park

Looking west into Panamint Valley Valley Death Valley National Park

Looking west into Panamint Valley. Where road cuts across the salt flat below, on the far side, is Panamint Springs.

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