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Monday, December 10, 2012
It has been more than 20 years since I last visited Death Valley National Park. I can only say that I loved it then and still love it today. In other words, I see beauty where as Kay might only see brown dirt and rocks. Geno, Mike and I spend 4 days during the first week of December exploring the park by bike and feet. For this trip, we decided to bring our small wheeled bikes by Bike Friday. Being a slow time of year for tourism, the timing was great for us to visit and the weather was very pleasant compared to home. It was back to short sleeves and shorts, at least for four days. For the Shutterbugs, the low angle of the winter sun casted a wonderful warm yellow glow upon the valleys and surrounding mountains from about 2:00 to 4:00pm. At night we were treated to a truly dark sky devoid of light pollution but for the glow of Las Vegas low on the horizon about 130 miles away. The Milky Way stretching across the night sky was a stunning sight, a real treat for city dwellers, and the closest galaxy to ours, Andromeda, could be seen with the naked eye. Wow! Over our 4-day stay, we squeezed in as much activity as our old bodies could handle and more. Use the link below to see all the pictures in Picasa.