A Trip Across Death Valley, Past Joshua Trees, to The Racetrack

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Everybody we talked to, including the park rangers, warned us that the trip to The Racetrack would take at least 8 hours, and we probably should not drive down that gravel road all by ourselves. Since driving that winding road would mean I would have to rent a jeep and drive it because my husband can't, and since I have actually owned a CJ5 myself many years ago and am a pretty darned good jeep driver, I considered it. But then it seemed like it would be far more enjoyable if I could shoot photos along the way and admire the scenery without driving off the road.

We tried to hire the jeep tour across the road but all of their guides had recently quit, they said, and they were down to one person, and that one person was booked. Thank goodness for an internet connection and Google, because we found our guy from Independence. My husband could not believe I would pay a guy we didn't know through an online payment service and just hop in some stranger's vehicle who was not "vetted" by our hotel, but what the hey. I was determined to go to The Racetrack to see the moving rocks.

You can read more and see a bunch of photographs I shot for my personal blog today at this link: Photos of Golden Canyon, Uebehe Crater and The Racetrack.

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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

You are definitely in an area of the country that we don't see pictures of very often!  That last photo of Angelfish Rock is interesting.  It makes you wonder about the forces in play to combine the types of rock to make that configuration!

Mar 30, 2015 07:48 AM #1
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I am really enjoying your Death Valley trip and these photos.  Such an other-worldly looking place.

Mar 30, 2015 11:27 AM #2
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Good morning Elizabeth right now I wish I was on the road taking in all the sights this planet has to offer...

Mar 30, 2015 07:58 PM #3
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
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Myrl Jeffcoat I made up the fact that the rock was an angel fish. I don't know what they call it, LOL.

Chris Ann Cleland Death Valley is not what you would expect, is it. It's not really what I expected.

James Dray Just ask me where you should go on vacation, James; I have a ton of ideas!!!!

Mar 31, 2015 09:10 AM #4
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