Badwater Basin – Death Valley National Park, CA 1-22-17
After leaving Zabriskie Point we made our way over to the lowest point in North America, Badwater Basin. I have been here a couple of times before but this was actually the first time I had seen it so saturated with the recent rain fall. It was interesting to see such a typical dry place with so much standing water. Badwater Basin is right off the roadway and a worn path leading you away from the parking lot will take you as far out into the salt flat as you care to go.
Badwater Basin doesn’t seem like much when your standing in the parking lot but I highly recommend walking further out to see more of the untouched areas. This is a popular place for people to visit but the further you walk the less people you will find around you and as a result you get many more pristine views. We even got lucky enough to see a rainbow.
We stayed for a little while taking in the view before making our way back to the car. Badwater Basin is well worth visiting but it isn’t the type of place you need to devote a whole lot of time to seeing.
Categories: California, National Parks, Wild West
Opposite the sign showing below sea level, up high on the mountain there is a tiny sign (because its so far away) showing where sea level is!
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Yea I forgot to mention that this time around, thanks for reminding me! I always thought that was a pretty cool reference point.
(for others reading there is a photo of that sign from my 2015 visit here https://operationalaska30.com/2015/08/12/badwater-basin-death-valley-california-8-9-15/)