Part two of Death Valley comin’ right up! There are going to be a lot of photos in this post, so stand by!
These were some pretty purple and yellow flowers along the side of the road. We’re heading to the border of California and Nevada to see Rhyolite – a ghost town.
This was the view looking back on our way up the road. Our plan was to run up highway 374, stop in the old ghost town of Rhyolite and then take one of the back roads through another ghost town and down Titus Canyon.
Some interesting statues when entering Rhyolite:
And this was the bank:
This building was in the best shape. I think this was the train depot.
I just realized the following photo is blurry. After we left Rhyolite, we headed down a back road which was a long windy dirt road. It was really beautiful and I’m glad we went this way.
I think this sign says it all:
Starting the drive through Titus Canyon.
Our second campsite at Mesquite Spring campground. We chose this campground because we thought there would be fewer people and would therefore be quieter. I think we were right.
It is amazing how this looks like snow but is really salt. I’m not sure what the temperature was but it was pretty warm. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was in the lower 80’s or thereabouts.
The ground here was very crunchy. Kind of felt like walking on frozen ground.
And that about sums it up! Glad we had the opportunity to get out here during this time.