We stayed in Beatty NV for the first half of the week and explored places close. We found a less traveled entry into Death Valley on the Nevada Side. The road dead ended at the Bullfrog mine about a half a mile in.
Just out side of Beatty is the 1903 ghost town of Rhyolite. This boom and bust gold mine town had a population of 10000 at is boom and the school was just finishing construction when the gold ran out and the population plummeted. The town lasted only a few years.
I keep getting attracted to the red barrel cactus.
Just above Rhyolite we adopted this little valley/canyon. Great place to hike and paint. We climbed to the top of the valley and into the next on a well worn burro trail.
Another beautiful sunset in Nevada just outside of Death Valley.