WHERE: SALINE VALLEY, DEATH VALLEY NP
NEAREST TOWN: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Incredibly stark landscape that exposes the geological processes that are typically hidden by vegetation most other places. Requires a AWD to get around but every night you can camp in drastically different landscapes that include; sand dunes, mountain valleys, hot springs, Joshua tree plains and even sleep next to the enigma called the devils racetrack.
Day, Hiking, Backpacking, Camping, Hot Spring Soaking
Stark beauty and variety of a grand desert basin.
Soaking in the natural hot springs.
The historic rains during our trip also brought historic numbers of wild flowers.
The historic rains forced us to leave the park until the weather improved.
Despite the rain making sure we had enough fresh drinking water.
Fly into Las Vegas, rent a car, stock up on food from Trader Joe's and head for the hills.
Always check with the rangers office about the potential of flash floods and extreme heat.
Go in the winter. Rent a 4WD so you can follow the path less taken to places far and remote.
3L collapsible water jug - water is always an issue here.