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Death Valley

36°30' 19" N 117°4' 46" W Death Valley

Nov 15, 2014  –  by Maeva

After waving our goodbyes to California and selling our surfboards (no Steph didn’t cry) we took the road towards Nevada. This is where the endless roads in the middle of nowhere officially began – and it was quite a change after getting so used to California. After a quick sleep on a rest area by the highway in the desert, we drove to Death Valley!

Now this is where you want to make sure you have enough gas because we probably crossed 1 car every 50miles/80km. We took the scenic road of Badwater, feeling the heat increase by the minute as we got closer to the desert. After passing by a cute little fox and lots of driving in an incredible Mad Max like setting, we reached the desert of Death Valley at Badwater basin. This location is all the more impressive when you realize it is the lowest elevation point in North America: 86m/282ft below sea level. Totally inspired by the location and the imposing scenery, we walked in the middle of the white and dry soil for a little photoshoot! Absolutely ideal to show off our brand new rounded sunglasses! Don’t you think?

Death Valley desert
Death Valley desert
Maeva portrait in Death Valley
Maeva portrait in Death Valley
Steph and Maeva selfie in Death Valley
Steph and Maeva selfie in Death Valley
Steph's crazy jump in Death Valley
Steph’s crazy jump in Death Valley
Maeva's jump in Death Valley
Maeva’s jump in Death Valley
Maeva in the desert of Death Valley
Maeva in the desert of Death Valley

We then took a quick walk in Golden Canyon under an indescribable heat, which then led us to a well deserved stop at the visitor centre of Furnace Creek. A quick tour around the museum, a good lunch and a bit of chilling outside and we were back on the road towards Las Vegas. On our way, we stopped at the Twenty Mule Team Canyon to observe the pudding like dunes spread out in front of us. We then continued on the endless and incredibly scenic roads under a colourful sunset. Now that’s my kind of road: large, empty, straight and with incredible views – one of the few where Steph isn’t too scared to let me drive.

Steph in Golden Canyon
Steph in Golden Canyon
Steph and Maeva selfie in Golden Canyon
Steph and Maeva selfie in Golden Canyon
Twenty Mule Team Canyon in Death Valley
Twenty Mule Team Canyon in Death Valley
Death valley endless road
Death valley endless road
Maeva driving in Death Valley
Maeva driving in Death Valley