The blog I wrote today is not really about the wildflowers in Death Valley, although I included a bunch of photographs we shot of wildflowers on a hillside around 3,000 feet in elevation. Most of the wildflowers in Death Valley have already bloomed and died back this year, because the weather is unusually warm. Climate change most likely. But you can find wildflowers at a slightly higher elevation.
The valley floor of Death Valley is about 200 feet below sea level in some places we visited. Early morning is also generally best for hikes but that would entail hauling one's body out of bed as the sun rises, a feat best left to some of the older people at our hotel. Ha, ha, yes, Death Valley is a good spot for people of a certain age to feel so much younger than all of the other tourists. You can read more in my personal blog today and see the pictures at this link: The Spring Wildflowers of Death Valley National Park.