I spotted this particular specimen having left Grand Canyon West, gotten back onto Pierce Ferry Road, and heading north to Pearce Ferry and South Cove. In the background of this shot is Grapevine Mesa.
Monthly Archives: January 2012
It’s called Guano Point because some intrepid explorer noticed a bunch of bats flying in and out of caves in the canyon walls. So they set up an operation, building gantries at the top of the canyon and scaling down the cliffs to the caves, so they could harvest the guano.
This image was taken after I took my walk. The bridge extends 70ft out from the canyon wall and the vertical drop at that point is over 4,000ft. As I’ve gotten older I’ve become more ‘height aware’. So most of the time I kept my feed above one of the two steel tracks that supports the glass floor, though I did take a few steps on the glass floor to pass some other people. It was freaky!
Great image of the view looking down on Badwater from Dante’s View, Death Valley.
Arguably the best viewpoint in the Death Valley National Park is Dante’s View. Although only about a mile east-south-east from Badwater, it’s more than a mile vertically above it in elevation! It’s a 40 mile round trip from Badwater, the last 5 miles being restricted to vehicles less than 25ft long. It’s a paved road…
Artist’s Palette in Death Valleyis accessible from a one-way road about nine miles north of Badwater. You have to be careful if there is rain in the area because flash floods down the canyons of the Black Mountains have been known to completely trash cars! You can get a decent view from your car but…