Four Points Bulletin

Travels north, east, south, and west of our Oceanside home base.

Driving to Badwater Basin within Death Valley there are several “elevation sea level” signs along the side of the road, but nothing beats the “sea level” billboard, hanging nearly 300 feet up the cliff face, at the Badwater Basin parking lot. Badwater Basin is the lowest place in North America. Its name comes from a miner whose mule wouldn’t drink from the spring water where the boardwalk is now located. Smart mule, the water is much too salty. But we are here for the salt, we wanted to observe the geometric salt polygons that form as groundwater rises up through the salty surface and evaporates. It is about a mile from the parking lot to the salt forms. Which is perfect, since our new years resolution is getting into shapes.

5 thoughts on “Badwater Basin, Death Valley National Park

  1. Denise says:

    Fabulous photos! Death Valley is one of our favorite places to visit. Badwater is so unique, too. I can’t believe how full A1’s National Park Passport is getting. She is one lucky girl. So dang fun. We’ll be there for my 60th birthday. WOOHOO.

  2. tagpipspearl says:

    Wonderful photos! I’ve not visited Death Valley yet but it’s high up on my Must-See list!

    1. You won’t regret it! We have been twice but have barely scratched the surface! I need to take a sabbatical for a year to really experience it. 😉

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  3. Kimberly Chung says:

    Such an interesting place! I have never been but would be fun to go. A’s legs are so long now!

    1. Death Valley is AMAZING.

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