The Heart of Death Valley

Death Valley National Park
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley has miles of dry lake beds, river bottoms, salt flats, and rock formations.  A dry river bed exists very near the Mesquite Sand Dunes which I posted about yesterday.  I wasn’t thinking about photographing a dry river but while hiking across it I thought the patterns were very interesting especially this one.

Quiet Moon

On our last day at Zion I wanted to try to find a location to capture the moon rise.  I was late as you can see from the Moon’s height but it was still giving off some glow to the mountains.  Zion is a wonderment of nature and I plan on going back during the winter in order to see those rock formations with snow on them.