Death Valley, 2002

On President's Day weekend of 2002, I decided that the weather was cool and the time had come. After a couple of other aborted attempts a few years earlier that resulted in a cracked radiator and an unhappy car, now was the time that I would finally make it over the Panamits and into Death Valley. I didn't know too much what I should expect, and I was pleasantly surprised. There are a myriad of different things to do in Death Valley including mountain hiking and camping, meandering through canyons, walking along the valley floor looking at unusual salt formations, some badlands that rival areas of the Painted Desert, and ghost towns. The park itself is huge, probably as large as Yellowstone (or bigger!). I only spent two solid days here, but one could easily spend years in this park and still not have seen all there is to see.

The Photographs

These photos were taken with my old Miranda camera on TMax 100 film. Click on "Next" in the upper right to begin.