A valley of salt, sand and heat
Death Valley National Park
The day before, I had been on a jet for four hours. That morning, I was at 4,500 feet watching the sun rise over the mountains in the Joshua Tree National Park. Now at sunset, I was 282 feet below sea level — the lowest point in North America.
The changes in barometric pressure — plus a lingering cold — added another sensory dimension to my walk in Badwater…