At the end of February, Luke came to visit, and we headed to Death Valley National Park for the Super Bloom. It has been 11 years since a wildflower bloom like this has happened in Death Valley, and it was fascinating to see the desert come to life with flowers.
For sunrise, we headed to Mesquite Dunes where we walked for seemingly forever until we couldn’t find any more footprints in the sand. The sand is tiring to walk on, but the landscape is so simple and beautiful.
After Mesquite Dunes, we took a break to cook breakfast. It feels like such a luxury to use our Coleman camping stovetop.
We got some tips from a local on where most of the flower blooms were that weekend, and we headed out. Death Valley is a huge park, and you can easily spend the whole day driving. There were tons of wildflowers along the side of the road.
The most common flower was the Desert gold, Geraea canescens. It filled the usually desolate desert with yellow happiness. We found the most wildflowers along the roads near Badwater Basin.
We made a quick stop at the Devil’s Golf Course.
We camped out at Hanaupah Canyon off of West Side Road using our rooftop tent, another luxury of car camping.
Before heading home, we visited Zabriskie Point for sunrise.