Death Valley

The hottest recorded place on Earth, Death Valley is about 5 hours drive from Orange County which is great for a weekend trip. The best time to visit is Spring or Fall when temperatures are more moderate. Death Valley's "Badwater Basin" is the lowest place in North America at 282 feet below sea level which happens to be only 84.6 miles from the highest point in the contiguous Unites States, Mt. Whitney at 14, 505 feet.

Grandstand at Death Valley
Salt Creek
Mesquite Dunes
Road to Racetrack Playa
Artists Palette
Great Horned Owl
Devils Golf Course
The Racetrack
The Racetrack at Death Valley
Joshua trees at Death Valley National Park
Grandstand at Death Valley
Cooper's Hawk
Snow Geese
Mesquite Dunes
Mesquite Dunes
Devils Golf Course
Badwater Basin