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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Part 11 Death Valley National Park - Day 3 Ubehebe Crater

After touring the opulence of Scotty’s Castle we headed out to Ubehebe Crater which you can read more about here...

Ubehebe Crater

22 comments:

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

This is so cool, Gaelyn. Last night I watched a documentary about Death Valley on National Geographic and thought of you. They showed the Racetrack area and Badwater and all manner of things you've mentioned in your blog. Did you visit the singing/booming dunes? I found that fascinating!!!

Diane AZ said...

Surprised to learn about so many interesting places to visit at Death Valley. Ubehebe Crater looks fascinating, great pics!

Carolyn Ford said...

I must return to Death Valley this winter! These are great photos!

Postcards from Wildwood said...

What a difference after Scotty's Castle. Course the boulders just go for a stroll. Who ever heard of very strong winds blowing great big rocks around!!

Jenn Jilks said...

You photograph the most amazing sights, Gaelyn, and tell the most amazing stories! So glad I can visit virtually with you.

Jo said...

Great photo, Gaelyn. The name Ubehebe is rolling off my tongue, can't seem to stop saying it (LOL!) What a majestic part of the world you live in.

Barb said...

I like the facts you post, Gaelyn - I'm always learning something new from you. If I had another life to live, I'd be a Geologist. (I like to think of the rocks strolling, too!)

dowhatyoulove said...

Haha, thats great. Rocks on a stroll. I think your right! Its amazing how many different things are going on in Death Valley. So many completely unique formations.

Pam said...

Its amazing to see Ubehebe crater and to think of the enormous power it took to create it.
Thanks for the views, Gaelyn. Quite an impressive place.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Fascinating as usual Gaelyn. This was a great trip by the looks of it.

Small City Scenes said...

Ubehebe Crater is awesome. I would really like to visit the rock Racetrack. I want to see the rock out strolling. MB

Bibi said...

The closest I'm going to get to a desert in the upcoming months is a trip to Doha, Qatar. Stopping there on my way back from India to see some teaching friends, and they've arranged for a day trip to the dunes...no crater, but there are some singing dunes!

Again, Gaelyn, one day I hope to walk/drive in your 'footsteps.'

RuthieJ said...

Those craters are amazing! Looks like a moonscape.

Firefly said...

Another very interesting spot in Death Vally. I am amazed at hom much there is to see around there. Pity you missed the Racetrack. One of the pics on my screensaver is from there and I would love the see the place for myself.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Very glad you got to see the crater. I just watched a series on TV about how Earth was made and then made over many times. Interesting but also frightening because of the large pool of lava under Yellowstone.

Janie said...

Those st-rolling rocks sound pretty cool!
That's an amazing crater. Must have taken quite an explosion.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: Really neat photos of the crater and a cute photo of you in front of the massive structure.

Martha Z said...

Ubehebe crater and Racetrack put me in mind of a youthful adventure, The memory makes me smile. Thanks for the memory.

Quiet Paths said...

Quite a varied and fascinating place. What a history all laid bare to see clearly. I have really enjoyed your posts. I like the photo of you and J.

Corker2 said...

Seems that you always have so many people comment on your blog. I'm just one of them. As always this enter was another that was interesting. That "grey sand" looks like a real nuisance and will get into everything. It seems that Death Valley has so much to see.

Les

jeannette stgermain said...

I think it's this crater that I've seen on paintings. I've heard that artists from other countries come to Death Valley to paint!
For you, interested in geology, this must have been a very interesting trip.
Jeremy must be tall!

Garry Hayes said...

Ubehebe has always been windy, every time I've been there! The hike down to the bottom is quite an experience, too. It's way deeper than it looks!

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