Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Mequite Flat Sand Dunes
Salt Creek Trail
board walk at the left follows the course of Salt Creek. The
creeks pupfish population has adapted to the arid conditions.
Fast, nimble lizards abound.
Harmony Borax Works
For processing the White Gold of the Desert.
The white stuff is borax
Restaurant where we had lunch
A one-way loop road takes you through an area with many colors of rocks exposed.
Devil's Golf Course
This white stuff is salt deposits
I call it an arch. The second picture is for scale.
It's bad water because of the high salt concentration.
The temperature shown in the car was 91 F. Average maximum for May is 99.
This area of Death Vally is the lowest
point in the US, 282 feet below sea level. The SEA LEVEL sign in
the first photo is almost invisible in the second.
The railings and other metal surfaces
are NOT hot to the touch. A friend suggests that they are
powder-coated as an insulator.
We left Death Valley, headed for the
Saddle West Hotel and Casino across the state line in Pahrump, Nevada.
We'll be back in the morning.