We’re back home from spending a week in Death Valley: camping, hiking, and enjoying the desert. We did a series of great hikes: Little Bridge Canyon, Willow Creek Canyon, Kaleidoscope Canyon, Corkscrew Canyon, and an attempt at Grapevine Springs. That one was inspired by our trip to Ash Meadows Wildlife Refuge. And we walked the road out to Salt Creek (the road is closed–it was heavily damaged during the floods) and were impressed with how much had changed since we were last there. Manly Lake was full of water at Badwater.

Not only that, but there were plenty of flowers blooming, and almost nobody out hiking. That’s a great combination!

Here’s the whole trip report and a link to the photo log: https://www.backpackthesierra.com/post/back-from-the-dead