This is great place to hike for a first time to Death Valley. It really gives you an idea of the diversity of the park- simply because you can see everything.
Views of Bad Water Basin below are incredible.
This is also a great hike if you're not used to high altitudes. It gives you a taste without making you sick (at least for me). You begin to feel it around 10,000 feet. Although, if you're really sensitive to it, you might get it at 8k.
Not a very challenging hike. Gets a little tough at the switchbacks close to the peak.
Lots to look out- wildlife, trees, flowers- incredible views on both sides.
We got sudden rain storms that blew through. You can actually see them coming. Pretty cool. Nothing to worry about. Just wet.
If you're coming from the west this is the place to hit first in Death Valley.
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