Death Valley

Death Valley Travel Blog

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yoooohooo!
We left Las Vegas and headed north to Death Valley. RJ let me drive his huge truck, which is pretty nice car, and for me that was the first experience in driving such a big vehicle. Unfortunately there was bad weather almost the whole day, but we saw the valley with its points of interests like 'Badwater', 'Golden Canyon', and more. We went also to the sand dunes and wanted to get into the Mosaic canyon, but the flooded roads did make it impossible. Bad luck! We couldnt get off road with the flood, so we headed back, towards Nevada. We made it without problems through the paved flooded roads but at the certain point, in the mountains the snow started to cover the road and we stuck there... almost. The car was too light to make it through the snow, it was too little traction and too much slippery, so that we almost landed in the ditch (side of the road).
driving the cool truck into the Death Valley
Then we stopped and collected some stones in order to make better balance in the car. Slowly very slowly we moved on, and meter by meter we broke through the snowy mountains. Behind us there were more cars that couldnt move safely in the snow also. Then after few kilometers by the speed not more than just 20km/h we reached Rhyolite - the ghost town. It's the abbandoned town in a gold mine. The gold was gone and so did the people. We didnt stay there long cos there was more and more of the snow. After we reached the village Beatty, it was low enough that the snow changed into rain. Then finally we reached Las Vegas.  
RJ82 says:
scary driving!
Posted on: Feb 13, 2010
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yoooohooo!
yoooohooo!
driving the cool truck into the De…
driving the cool truck into the D…
#93 north of Las Vegas
#93 north of Las Vegas
me in the RJs truck
me in the RJ's truck
again with the truck
again with the truck
Always showing the belly!
Always showing the belly!
below sea level
below sea level
RJ at the Badwater
RJ at the Badwater
me at Badwater
me at Badwater
Badwater is bad because its not go…
Badwater is bad because its not g…
RJ wanted to lick the water, but f…
RJ wanted to lick the water, but …
on the bottom of Death Valley
on the bottom of Death Valley
on the bottom of Death Valley
on the bottom of Death Valley
im pointing the sea level up there
im pointing the sea level up there
natural bridge
natural bridge
me at the natural bridge in Death …
me at the natural bridge in Death…
RJ in Golden Canyon
RJ in Golden Canyon
me in Golden Canyon
me in Golden Canyon
after rain appeared the river in G…
after rain appeared the river in …
the river is getting bigger and bi…
the river is getting bigger and b…
flooded roads
flooded roads
Ghost town
Ghost town
Ghost town covered with snow
Ghost town covered with snow
desert covered with snow
desert covered with snow
RJ in ghost town
RJ in ghost town
me in ghost town
me in ghost town
RJ making signs
RJ making signs
no, its not RJs truck after i drov…
no, its not RJs truck after i dro…
abbandoned truck
abbandoned truck
Sand dunes in Death Valley
Sand dunes in Death Valley
Sand dunes in Death Valley
Sand dunes in Death Valley
Death Valley
photo by: Margarita