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Death Valley Photography

This is a image of Dante's Peak, a mile above the valley floor. It is a very unique point of interest. Mostly very windy, unless you can hide behind a large rock. The view is spectacular! There are a number of other points of interest, close by. One of them is Zabriskie Point. It is a part of the Amargosa Range located east of Death Valley in Death Valley National Park in California, United States, noted for its erosional landscape. It is composed of sediments from Furnace Creek Lake, which dried up 5 million years ago—long before Death Valley came into existence.

Death Valley has a crater you can visit. Ubehebe Crater

Ubehebe Crater is a large volcanic crater 600 feet deep and half a mile across. We often hear mistakenly that "Ubehebe" means "big basket", but the Paiute name Ubehebe was first applied to the 5,678 ft. Ubehebe Peak, 24 miles southwest of the crater. How the name Ubehebe became associated with the crater is not known. To the Timbisha Shoshone Indians, the crater has been known as "Tem-pin-tta- Wo’sah", meaning Coyote’s Basket. Although applying this translation to the word Ubehebe has produced a great deal of confusion, but comparing the crater to a basket is appropriate.

This is a dust devil "whirlwind" seen in the Panamint Valley. It is like Death Valley without the crowds—as deep and almost as hot. Completely ringed by sharp mountain ranges, the alkali flats on the valley floor shimmer in the summer heat. Burbling creeks pour out of canyons in the Panamint Range to the east and the Argus Range to the west, creating corridors of green life that support thriving habitat for rare desert birds and reptiles.

On the way to the Wildrose Beehive Kilns in Death Valley, we saw two1920's Rolls Royce's racing up the dusty mountain dirt road. The charcoal kilns complex in Wildrose Canyon is among the more remarkable historical-architectural features of Death Valley National Park. These ten beehive shaped masonry structures, about 25 feet high, are believed to be the best known surviving example of such kilns to be found in the western states.

This is the opening of the charcoal kiln with our spokes model Catmandu.

I have been to Death Valley a dozen times or so. With a little research, you will not be disappointed. Here is the link to the Death Valley website:

These images are for your enjoyment. Please do not use for commercial use. Thank you!

Craig W Smith is a professional photographer known for award winning wedding, commercial, editorial and web content photography. Formerly, a professional sports photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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