We made a 4 day trip to Death Valley National Park last year. We saw snow capped mountains, snow lying on the ground, salt deposits, sand dunes, Joshua trees, lakes, canyons – such diversity in landscape that we were in awe of its natural beauty.
First day, we drove to Death Valley via Sequoia National Park (freeway 178). This route was pretty scenic, especially when we crossed Walker Pass. We took a small detour and entered Lone Pine city to catch a glimpse of the tallest mountain in California – Mt. Whitney. There were many peaks in Sierra Nevada mountain range and it was difficult to spot Mt. Whitney among them. We went to a gift shop and inquired, upon which the person at the counter pointed us to the right peak. Lone Pine peak looks taller as it is closer.