We planned to go down the Badwater Road and see what we could see. We passed the Golden Canyon because we saw that the day before. As we got on the road, here was a hitchhiker. Knowing we were in Death Valley and there was no way for anyone to kidnap us, I stopped.
Well, it turned out to be a wonderful experience for us. Eric, from Montreal. He is hitchhiking his 6 months out of Canada to see all he can in the states. It is amazing where he has been and seen in such a short time all relying on people to take him there!
I just loved how these mountains had these deep grooves in them.
It was a very weird place.
Next we went to the Natural Bridge. The road was 2 miles in and the hike to the bridge was 1/2 mile.
That’s Dale and myself!
And there is Eric. He is French and such a nice young man. We had him over for dinner, provided a shower and some good conversation. He left the next day. We hope to keep up with him on facebook.
This was a very tall waterfall.
At Badwater Basin, we found some water in the salt flats. Ranger Bob has told us that in his 19 years here he has kayaked the lake twice. People are walking on salt out there. Eric hiked from here to the mountains in the distance. We left him here to go through the Artists Pallet.
Dale and myself behind the sign that informs us that we are at the lowest elevation in the U.S. at minus 282 feet.
Another beautiful day and beautiful scenery. Life is so good. God is amazing to give us such beauty!