Day Two of our trip, we woke up early (5am ????!!!) and headed up to Dante’s View on the eastern side of Death Valley. At 5,473′ It looks down into the valley over Badwater but you really cam see almost forever up there. The Super-bloom in Death Valley continued, you just now needed to be above 4,000/ to view the wildflowers. It was nice to see the bloom all the way from January till April.
The ride over through the valley was beautiful with the Storm clouds as predicted for out day…but we never did get rained n but just a couple drops
After that we headed back down again into the valley and then up past Stovepipe Wells and up and over the Panamint Range over to the Panamint Springs area where we drove down the Old Toll Road for the trailhead for one of Death Valley’s most peculiar sites and phenomenon… A Waterfall smack in one of the lowest and driest spots on Earth. Darwin Falls is a short 1.2 Mile Hike in with just the last little bit a little muddy slippery challenge. But the site at the end was just breath taking. Everyone we passed going in said the same thing. “You have GOT to see it!” Luckily we timed it perfectly as everyone had left including some large families by the time we got there so we had some great peace and qyuite to just sit and enjoy this miraculous place. It probably was my favorite spot of the whole trip although a new find in Joshua Tree was a close second
Come on along once again through Pictures. Click on the images to view larger, especially the Panos