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Death Valley

Posted by Alex on 26 November 2009

Having only my imagination to guide me, I entered Death Valley expecting along flat area with not much apart from sand, dirt and the odd stone. Just like so many times on this trip, our imagination was put to shame by the beauty of our surroundings. It is quite literally impossible to think up such amazing landscapes. Climbing up our first pass out of Owens Valley the vegetation changes markedly, leaving way to small bushes and the odd cactus. Dusk as casting a golden light on the interminable high plateau that we were climbing onto. Coming to the edge of the plateau, the view that offered itself to us in the evening light was indescribable, if only by the sheer magnitude of the spectacle before us.

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4 comments. Tags: , , . Location: Tucson, Arizona, USA

Death Valley, Eastern California and Nevada

Posted by Fin on 19 November 2009

Cycling through the Death Valley was the highlight of the trip for me so far. I hadn't prepared myself for the beauty of the desert and thrill of freewheeling downhill on a 6% gradient from an elevation of 5500 feet to 285 feet below sea level  (Badwater Basin - the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere).

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6 comments. Tags: , , . Location: Las Vegas, USA