Sunday, November 25, 2012

Artist's Drive

Artist's Drive was one of our favorite destinations on the Death Valley trip. Above is the iconic view of Artist's Palette. But there's far more to explore along this incredibly scenic route.
This feature is just to the south of Artist's Palette. We parked off the side of the road and went towards it. I ended up going further, following a wash to its apparent source, this cave-like opening in the rock.
Here's the view from the top of the wash across the valley.
It had rained a bit the night before, giving us a day of lovely clouds. More rain came the next night, dumping a half inch and closing Artist's Drive indefinitely. We had planned to spend another morning exploring other spots along the drive--will have to save that for our next trip.