We are at Lone Pine, Ca, where we leave Hwy 395 and head into Death Valley. That's Mt. Whitney in the background, it's the highest point in the lower 49 states at 14,96f t. above sea level. It just shows how rugged this country is, that the highest parts of the United States and the lowest are within a few miles of each other.
This is the Panamit Valley, its the valley just before Death Valley. I love how the road just seems to go on forever.
This is Death Valley, taken from Artists Palette Road. The mountain in the background is Telescope Peak 11,049 ft., in the Panamit Mountains.