Death Valley Finale – Dirt Roads, Hiking and a Sunset

  The final day and a half at Death Valley included some of the most interesting and diverse environments and views that we would experience all trip. As the rest of the trip went… our motel stay was marred by other travelers creating a ruckus at all hours of the night and morning. We left…

Death Valley – Day 3… Sand in My Shoe?

  This is how we started day 3 in Death Valley. Hiking up the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes was no joke! The highest dune in the flat was about 10 stories tall (130-140ft) but it was probably 2 miles into the dunes. Plus, walking in soft sand isn’t particularly easy with a ton of elevation change…

Death Valley – Day 2

Day 2 started with a hike at the Golden Canyon. Our breakfast was light – PB&J, an orange, some water and we were off. Our sleep the previous night was terrible as the building that we were sleeping in had this inconsistent loud banging sound. Imagine a entryway door constantly slamming but throughout all hours…

Death Valley – Day 1

 Getting up at 4:00AM isn’t easy, but when it’s vacation, it’s manageable. Our flight to Las Vegas was at 5:30AM and we landed as the sun rose.   We managed to pick up an awesome Hyundai Santa Fe after switching from a Nissan Murano. I say this because we left our entire trip itinerary, hotel…