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March 30, 2011

Death Valley to Joshua Tree National Park


Heading down the road in Joshua Tree National Park (super color IR photo)

Departing Death Valley National Park we headed south over Jubilee Pass to the small village of Shoshone.  A right turn and we were on our way to Baker, again.  It seems that Baker is always on the way.

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March 29, 2011

National Parks: Death Valley, Mesquite Dunes

Filed under: National Parks, Southwest United States, The List, Travel, United States — anotherheader @ 5:42 pm

Ripples in the sand on Death Valley's Mesquite Dunes

Not far from our Airstream trailer’s Death Valley base at Stovepipe Wells is the Mesquite Dunes.  As we drove by the dunes each morning heading (more…)

National Parks: Death Valley, Racetrack Playa

Filed under: National Parks, Southwest United States, The List, Travel, United States — anotherheader @ 4:06 pm

You might wonder what Death Valley, a National Park, has to do with a racetrack.  Relax; NASCAR has not expanded its brand into America’s (more…)

March 28, 2011

National Parks: Death Valley, Badwater Basin and Natural Bridge

Filed under: National Parks, Southwest United States, The List, Travel, United States — anotherheader @ 4:11 pm

Devil's Golf Course, Death Valley

About 18 miles south of Furnace Creek is the lowest elevation in the United States, Badwater Basin.  Death Valley’s infrequent rain runoff is (more…)

National Parks: Death Valley, Charcoal Kilns

Filed under: National Parks, Southwest United States, The List, Travel, United States — anotherheader @ 2:48 pm

Charcoal Kilns in a line

Many of Death Valley’s attractions sit at the margin of the deep basin and the hillsides.  Indeed visitors typically spend most of their visits low in the (more…)

National Parks: Death Valley, Artists Drive

Filed under: Southwest United States, The List, Travel, United States — anotherheader @ 3:17 am

An actual artist working along Artist Drive

About ten miles south of Furnace Creek, a one-lane road loop takes the Death Valley National Park’s visitors back into the hills for a colorful (more…)

March 27, 2011

National Parks: Death Valley, Mosaic Canyon

Filed under: National Parks, Southwest United States, The List, Travel, United States — anotherheader @ 11:14 pm

Hikers work their way up Death Valley's Mosaic Canyon

Mosaic Canyon sits at the edge of the hills a short distance from our Death Valley base at Stovepipe Wells.  Just up the highway a gravel road climbs (more…)

National Parks: Death Valley, Zabriskie Point

Filed under: National Parks, Southwest United States, The List, Travel, United States — anotherheader @ 10:07 pm

Harmony Borax Works

It’s odd how traveling to a foreign land inspires you to see something you’ve missed closer to home.  But sometimes that is the way it works.  At least that is the way it works for us.

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March 22, 2011

Southwest 2011: To Death Valley

Filed under: MTB Travel, Southwest United States, The List, Travel, United States — anotherheader @ 3:50 am

The rig viewed in the infared at the Tehachapi Loop overlook

We’re on the road again.  In the last year we’ve driven over 10,000 miles covering the tarmac in Europe, the United States, and Canada.  We expect (more…)

March 1, 2011

France: Beaune

Filed under: Europe 2010, France, The List, Travel, UNESCO World Heritage, Wine — anotherheader @ 6:15 pm

Room of the Poors inside Hospices de Beaune

Leaving Chamonix and the French Alps there was time for just one more stop before our two-month long road trip finished full circle at Charles de Gaulle Airport.  Google maps (more…)

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