The last day
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seems so short. I didn't want to leave. But I have to return the rental car before 4p.m. I checked it out at 4p.m from LAX. I couldn't get on the road until 9p.m due to traffic. So, I decided to pay the extra charges to stay in Death Valley for sunset today.
We drove to Scotty's castle at 3000ft elevation. The snow capped mountains surrounded the Scotty's castle. I wasn't interest in the castle as much as the coyote on the drive way and the ravens. I explored around and saw some lizzards who refused to stay still for me to take 1 picture. The lizzard and I were playing hide and seek around one rock for a quite a while.
We got to Mesquite Sand Flat. It wasn't as flat as I thought it would be. There were hills to go over in order to reach the base of the highest peak. However, these hills weren't as bad as the hill in Khongor Els, Mongolia. We climbed the highest peak of the sand dune, which was 100 something feet. Along the way, I met a hyper kid, who raced to the top with me and beat me to it. Then, he has to climb down the steep side of the dune. On the way up, he was complaining how painful it was to go up. Nonetheless, he made it to the top again! Oh, to be young and free of worry like that little kid! To make me feel rather old, the darn kid went down again!!!!