|The salt flats at Badwater|
|Its hard to see, but there is a sign on the cliff at sea level.|
After walking around some, I continued down to Sidewinder Canyon. This is no trail here, and the first challenge is finding the right canyon to walk up, as there are a number that open into the same area. Once you've found the correct one, it is a pleasant walk up the canyon.
|Looking back towards Death Valley|
About a mile up the canyon, the first slot canyon leaves to the right. I have never been hiking in a slot canyon, so this was a very cool experience for me. It is amazing to think that the occasional flash flood has carved all of the canyons in the area.
I explored the first two slot canyons, then continued up the main canyon. After hiking back to my car, I decided to drive north and stop at sights that looked interesting. The first was the natural bridge. This area reminded me of Arches NP, but with only one.
|Natural Bridge, with some people for scale.|
|A dry waterfall.|
Next was the Devil's Golf Course. This area was in the middle of the valley, and I was there around sunset.
|Only the Devil could play golf on land like this.|
|I think Telescope Peak is the highest mountain here.|
|The mountains on the East side of the valley.|
|Telescope Peak again.|
By the time I got back to my car, it was almost dark, so I headed back home, for a long drive in the dark desert.