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The road to California – Part 3: Desert.

(continued from Part 2: Mountains)

Heading south from Montana, mountains give way to plains, plains give way to canyons, and finally the canyons give way to desert.  Elevation drops, temperature rises, and RVs start to fill up the campgrounds everywhere.…

Postcard from Death Valley

Emerging from Bad Water in Death Valley, where the elevation is 282 feet below sea level, this sign gave us hope that we would make it out of the valley.  Driving to the lowest point in North America sounds simple, if simply put.  But, even with a car, it is an unnerving experience.

The road starts at an elevation of about 3000 feet and a sign warns that there are no services for the next 100+ miles.  With quick glance at the fuel gauge and one another we only hesitated a moment…