To Amargosa heading to Death Valley

Leave Las Vegas heading North on the 95 and you’ll find some unexpected points of interest on route. Just north west of the city is the towering snow capped Mount Charleston which looms ahead forbiddingly note the signs enticing you to ski on it’s slopes and hike in the foothills. Around 30 miles up the road an amusing road sign reads ‘Do Not pick up hitchhikers in this area’ as you pass by a rather large Correctional Facility way out in the high desert. Funny thing though, Google maps shows this facility doesn’t exist, it’s just an empty desert. At Creech AFB in Indian Springs a further few miles ahead you will most likely see Military Drones taking off and landing as you pass by, appears to be a training base for these unmanned flying machines. Continue a further 50 miles through desert and rocky terrain, then turn left at the Amargosa Valley towards Death Valley Junction on the 373. The Nevada/California State Line at the Longstreet Inn and Casino. A total road journey of perhaps 90 minutes through barren high desert landscapes, unmissable.

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An abandoned squad car along the 373 in Amargosa Valley
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Weird stuff by the Longstreet Casino car park
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Looking out from Zabriskie Point, Death Valley
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Towards Death Valley from Zabriskie Point
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Down in Death Valley along Badlands Road, tourists walk the salt trails

Published by barrygoble

Photography - The Capture of Moments Gone By.......... I studied photography way back in the 1970’s. We used film camera’s and digital was not even on the horizon. Since then I’ve learned to appreciate the small things that make up the beautiful world we live in. To photograph special moments in time and translate them into art without feeling the need to over-process. A great image is great because of the moment it captures and the skill and patience needed to capture it…

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