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Mesquite Flat sand dunes

There are at least four hikers in this photograph, climbing or descending the Mesquite Flats sand dunes. There may be more. The Grapevine Mountains rise sharpley from the desert floor in the background. Titus Canyon cuts through a narrow route allowing people to drive through these mountains when the Red Pass/Titus Canyon road is open (due to flooding, it was closed while we were there).


We wanted some sun, blue sky, warm weather and the opportunity to see some of the sights in a national park, that neither of us had visited. We got it all. High 70s in DVNP on the day we spent there.


Starting at the break of day on Thursday the 18th of February, 2010 we visited the following places in Death Valley National Park:

Stovepipe Wells; Mesquite sand dunes; Teakettle Junction; The Racetrack playa; Ubehebe crater; Titus Canyon; Furnace Creek; Borax museum; and the pup fish of Salt Creek (right at dusk).


The Racetrack playa, which we had all to ourselves was the highlight of the visit.


The photographs in this photo set are mostly from the places we visited within DVNP, but there are also some photos of the back road sights we saw on our our way down and back to DVNP.


To read the full account of the route we took, to and from, and more about the places we visited withing Death Valley National Park - - read the narrative that accompanies this photo set. Thanks! OMT

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Taken on February 18, 2010