Category: Deserts

Highway 168: OMG

I was up insanely early this morning.  It was 5:30 AM and I was wide awake.  There are generally two ways to get into Death Valley: Lone Pine and Beatty.  The first two years I went via Lone Pine as most people went that way`.  With my trip […]

Dropping into the Park

Getting to Death Valley: There are two routes we usually take down into Death Valley. The “short” or “regular” route and the “long” route. I’ve never done the longer route as it is usually cold in the morning and I’m not one to go up to 8,000ft when […]

The Last Photo

I’ve been working on a photo collection for about seven years from various parts of California.  I was invited to present at a photography expo in mid July that I’d like to be able to show this piece.  The problem is that I’m missing one critical piece of […]

Into the Park (340mi)

When staying in Bakersfield the default hotel for me has been the Buck Owens Best Western as it’s the SBR usual. John suggested the Quality Inn just down the road. Accommodations were just as good with a breakfast included as well. At $65/night for two people the price […]