Start of an Epic Road Trip Part 5: Death Valley Day 1

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Nadine and I where pretty excited to drive to Death Valley because we never been and has just been one of those bucket list things we wanted to visit. Since we have a Land Cruiser, might as well hit the dirt trails Death Valley has to offer!

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After eating a hearty breakfast in Las Vegas, we headed to Titus Canyon Road. This an off road trail that leads directly into Death Valley National Park.

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Airing down for the rough roads…. I went down to 20-25psi for the rocky terrain.

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Lambo loving it.

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This Land Cruiser is one awesome rig.

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As we climb through the mountain pass, the scenery changed to more greener vegetation and clay roads.

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Along the trail you’ll arrive at an abandoned old mine town.

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After exploring the mines, the trail descended back down into the canyons.

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The trail leads into a dry river bed, which I didn’t want to get caught in a flash flood. Good thing there was the forecast called for sunny skies.

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Then the canyons tightened up but wasn’t claustrophobic tight.

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The pictures doesn’t give this place justice. You have to see it to really put to scale how tall the canyons are.

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Out of the canyon and you are greeted with Death Valley!

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Time to air back up for the paved roads!!!

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Seeing the sand dunes, felt like I traveled to Egypt.

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The decent… but we had to climb that mountain to make it into Panamint Springs. Didn’t really notice big of the climb it was till you actually drive it. I remember its was a 6,000ft climb hahaha. I felt the Land Cruiser chugging along just eating up the miles. The Land Cruiser isn’t fast but you know it will get you there.

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After cooking dinner, we had time to catch the sunset.

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And as night fell, we saw the night sky. This time the moon’s light was blocking the stars.

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My night shot wasnt the greatest and even playing around the the settings this was the picture that was about to capture the stars and background. Believe me it was a starry night. I really enjoyed the calmness and getting away from city living. It was time to go to bed, since the next day we had more trails to explore in Death Valley! Stay tuned!!!

 

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