The colors covering the natural assets of Death Valley National Park are too many to count.
There are pearly white salt beds. Olive green melting patches can be spotted in charcoal mountains. Traces of mauve, magenta and lilac lines run thru the faces of rock like veins.
I can write pages and pages describing the colors I saw the day of my visit. Nonetheless, I wouldn’t mind concentration on the yellow shade. Today’s photos come from two places in the park known for their blonde features.
This area is characterized for small, mustard mounds against a backdrop of higher chocolate hills. The road cuts thru the “canyon,” so it is difficult to stop and take a good look. You can stop further down the road at the Harmony Borax Works parking lot in order to appreciate the beautiful view. Take time to explore the now abandoned borax (a component of many detergents, cosmetics, and enamel glazes) mine. Mules were used to transport the crystals from Death Valley to nearby towns.
The trail head for hiking this canyon is on Badwater Road (2 miles south of Hwy 190). Golden and yellow are the predominant colors seen during the hike but expect to see tons of terracottas, ochers and baby pinks. Red Cathedral starts to appear in the distance after walking a few steps inside this labyrinth like crack. This trail can be continued until reaching Zabriskie Point.
Ohh, did I tell you I found two monsters on the trail?
This one looks like a mad, three-eyed monster or an angry T-rex.
This one it is a little bit more difficult to spot. Look at the upper left corner. There is a creature with a huge black eye (created by shadow) and a very curvy upper lip. Do you see it?
What do you think of the yellow shades on Death Valley? Let me know in the comments section below.