Bad Water Sunset

Here is a view from Dante’s View in the Black Mountains.

That “white stuff” you see is salt. That part of the valley below is called Bad Water and is the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere. This, of course, is Death Valley.

Bad Water lies 282 feet (86 meters) below sea level and that point lies somewhere amidst those salt flats you see in the middle of the picture. You can get up close to those salt flats and even walk onto them. In the evening, when the sun is low, you can also make for some great photos there.

This overlook at Dante’s View however is quite ways away as you need to go all the way around the mountains to get there. It is a bit of a trip, but as you can see the view is quite spectacular. Be prepared for heavy winds though which is quite common there.


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This entry was posted in California, Death Valley, National Park, Travel.


  1. Flickr: johnbujak July 25, 2012 at 1:19 am #

    I really like your PP

  2. Flickr: Daniel Mennerich July 25, 2012 at 11:37 am #

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  3. Flickr: TM photoz - TrondM July 26, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

    Wonderful Picture
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  4. Flickr: Jill Clardy July 28, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

    Spectacular sight ! we were there the day after a heavy sand storm and there was still so much sand in the air that you couldn’t see across the valley…..

  5. Flickr: Sorin Mutu December 14, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

    great shot!

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