We decided to try again to go to Death Valley before it got too hot. A late season storm caused us to delay our start until mid-day. With no chains for the van we had to wait for chain controls to be lifted in the Sierra.
It was beautiful Spring weather in the Sierra foothills.
As we rose in elevation, things changed. It looked more like Winter. The road was snow free but there were some light flurries still falling.
(yellow arrow points to sea level)
Death Valley had Summer time temperatures. It was definitely shorts weather with high temperatures in the mid nineties!
We got out early to view the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.
We waited until late afternoon to go to the Harmony Borax Works.
Mid-day found us hiding under the awning of the Roadtrek. There was a nice breeze so it was fairly comfortable. The dominant flower was the Desert Gold Sunflower and if you stayed in your car that was all you would see. Of course, we didn’t stay in the car and I will show you some of the other flowers in a later post.
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Hosted for us by Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and Sylvia.