January 7, 2018 - H Peter Ji Photography

Chasing Milky Way in Death Valley

No one was around

No one was around

The sun was setting fast when I was still a few miles away from Mahogany Flat Campground. Night would fall soon. The sunset glow cast on the ridgeline caught my eye. I pulled over and got out of the car. No one was around. Completely deserted. No cars coming in either direction. Temperature was dropping fast as the light was fleeting. It was going to be chilly at the campground. Once the glow was completely faded, I got back in the car and left.

Back in November, I made a short trip to Death Valley National Park. Primarily I wanted to visit Racetrack, past Ubehebe Crater, which I couldn't make it last time, due to the fact that I didn't have a high clearance vehicle. Based on my experience, it would've been okay, but I am glad that I made the trip this time, because I also included a camping night at Mahogany Flat Campground, which definitely needed just that. And along the way, I took some photos at Wildrose Charcoal Kilns as well.


Date taken: 11/10/2017 - 11/12/2017

Location: Mahogany Flat Campground, Wildrose Charcoal Kilns and Racetrack in Death Valley National Park



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