The Lowest Point in My Geocaching Career

29 03 2012

That would be 282 feet below sea level at Badwater in Death Valley.

It’s the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere, but this map shows some of the lower ones.

You may need to zoom in on this photo to see it clearly, but there’s a sign up on that cliff that shows where sea level is.

Don’t Drink the Water

That’s not snow, of course. It’s salty sand, and it was an odd texture upon which to walk.

The place really did have an otherworldly feel to it.

This quick tour of Death Valley whetted my appetite for more, and I’m looking forward to taking a couple of days to explore it!




3 responses

29 03 2012

Great photos! Reminds me of my one and only trip there 3 years ago in pursuit of geocaches for the CA DeLorme Challenges. Looking forward to another visit!

29 03 2012

Wow! That area has really changed in the decade and more since we last went out there. That boardwalk and the stairs and all we not there back then. Definitely need to plan a trip out that way. Funny thing is, when our oldest and her family lived in Pahrump, NV, we often were not much over an hour’s drive from Badwater, as we always took the highway out of Baker to Shoshone and then east. We just never seemed to have the time for a side-trip into DV. Gotta make time!

29 03 2012

It was much lower when I was a kid.

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