After photographing at the Mesquite Dunes in the morning we drove to the “Land of the moving rocks”. From Furnace Creek, CA in Death Valley National Park you drive north 57 miles to the Ubehebe Crater (you-bee-he-bee). Take a right on Racetrack Valley Road and drive 27 more miles down a wash board gravel road, past Teakettle Junction, 6 more miles and you are there.
Day four in Death Valley we left early from Emigrant Campground and headed to the Mesquite dunes before sunrise. Strong winds last night erased hundreds of footprints for fairly untrammeled sand. The sand dunes here are located between the mountains, so the wind just blows the sand in a big eddy and recreates the dunes after every windstorm.
Day Three in Death Valley, after camping up the road to Echo Canyon, began by getting up early to catch the sunrise at Zabriskie Point. We arrived and staked out a spot before most people showed up. I knew it was a popular place to photograph, but didn’t realize I would be sharing it with so many people.
Mark is a nature and landscape photographer living in Oregon. Merging photography with an enjoyment of the outdoors; hiking in the woods, walking along the beach, star gazing, fishing and traveling, Mark has captured a few of the many beautiful and interesting sights that nature creates for others to enjoy.
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