Forecast high in Death Valley, 105 degrees. We left Las Vegas at 7:30 in the morning. Fortunately going against morning traffic. Five lane parking lot leading into the city. Short detour to Costco for gas and then north. Made it through Death Valley (sea level –) by 11:00 am with temp not too bad – about 85. Got to Lone Pine about 1:00 pm. Nice campground. Quiet, FHU, pool AND spa, cable, WIFI, trees, east side of Sierras(Mt Whitney) for view. Good place to stop for day.
At the end of that long straight road and over those mountains is Death Valley.
Headed down into Death Valley
Death Valley from the west
Sparse Joshua forest
Sierra Nevada Mountains. Feels like home-almost