After heating up dinner at camp, we drove to Zabrinski’s Point to catch the sun set and the moon rise.
The bike back to camp was brutal. Lots of headwind. Thank goodness lana pulled me a long! :) she was my shield! We had to take breaks ever 2 or 3 miles. Mile marker= 10 more miles to go!
We made it to Badwater Basin! 282 feet below sea water, it is a land of salt and minerals left behind by an evaporated lake.
The next morning we set out on our bikes for a 36 mile journey to Badwater and back! Lana was a champion on her city foldable bike. We had the wind to our backs on the way there :) What a perfect way to spend winter! 74 degree dry heat!
X_X after 8 hours of travel…the road to get into Death Valley was CLOSED! We had to turn around, undoing 20 miles, and go back up an alternate route for 4 more hours.
In the setting sun, dad’s car looked brand new ;) Car commercial photo shoot.
We arrived at the campsite at 8 pm and set up the tent in the dark. It was so windy and we were starvin marvins! I couldn’t find the mallet and the tent was ready to blow away so we anchored the corners inside with our water gallons and duffle bags. The lighter also ran out of fuel so we couldn’t start a fire to cook with. But all was good.
Lana pulled from her extensive girl scout knowledge and resourcefully obtained a lighter from our kind Canadian neighbors. At last we were able to heat up some canned chili and rest.