This was just a quick day trip, okay a long day trip, but a day trip nonetheless. Six of us woke up early and headed north on Hwy. 395 to see the superbloom in Death Valley. Because of three rain storms last October, flowers were predicted to be blooming in greater number and we wanted to have a look. We were blessed to have seen the superbloom about ten years ago which was called the 100-year superbloom. This year wasn’t as massive as that one but it did not disappoint. Of course, for us, Death Valley never does. We came into Death Valley through Stovepipe Wells and first stopped at the sand dunes.
We drove south to Devil’s Golf Course and Badwater.
At Badwater, the salt layer went so far into the valley we couldn’t help but play with perspective.
From there we drove Artist Drive and on to Dante’s View hoping to catch the sunset. Instead, we caught a massive rainstorm. We tried waiting it out in the van but it became obvious is wasn’t going to just blow through. So we drove home. It was a long day but one filled with new memories.
The fields of flowers, where normally there is nothing but rock, were a nice layer of frosting on the usual barren landscape. But with the storm coming in the wind was howling which made capturing it difficult. Overall we still got to see many beautiful flowers in an area they are least expected.