Although I was on a mission to find wildflowers, I’m always in need of distractions enroute as I don’t enjoy long distance driving. A diversion from Highway 395 to Death Valley was a logical choice. I stopped and hiked around a few overlook areas on my way to find a camping spot for the night.
i was first car to the trailhead. By the time I returned from the short hike the parking lot was full.
Seeing cottonwood trees and green anywhere in Death Valley is a special treat and something not to be taken for granted.
There was water in the creek.
Look at that lush green.Those are ferns . . . in Death Valley!
Found my first wildflowers of the season and even a ladybug.
- March 2-3, 2019
- NPS – Death Valley National Park
- Death Valley Map – Tom Harrison
- Death Valley NP Map – National Geographic
- Hiking Death Valley Book – Michel Digonnet (A Guide to It’s Natural Wonders and Mining Past)