Leaving Vegas on a bright Monday morning we suddenly came upon a scene so desolate and untouched by time covering and area of 5.180 square miles
Daytime temperature have touched 134 in the shade walk out on to the flats and the temperatures rockets to a mind blowing 200, only Libya has been hotter, Death Valley consistently has the highest temperatures on the planet. yet amazingly teams with life.
Home of Antonionis Zabriskie Point, Marlon Brando in One-Eyed Jacks, and who can forget Star Wars.
Driving from Death Valley Junction en route to Scotty's Castle via Beatty you cannot but be suddenly reminded of the other great fascination of the mystical Area 51.
Leaving Death Valley via Panamint Springs suddenly brought us to the home of the early film stars, Lone Pine, home of legends Hopalong Casidy (William Boyd) and Topper, Gabby Hayes and Gunsmoke and it was here that Roy Rogers found Trigger and Tom Mix found Tony, not forgetting John Wayne and the legendary Buck Jones.
After leaving this desolate, barren but awe-inspiring wilderness our journey in parts touched the great metropolis of suburbia before we encountered an area of such natural and outstanding beauty.
Sequoia & Kings Canyon
These adjoining parks protect immense mountains, deep canyons, huge trees, and stunningly diverse habitats. The Generals Highway climbs over 5000 feet from chaparral and oak-studded foothills to the awe-inspiring sequoia groves.
Taking the quarter mile footpath to the top of the world at Moro Rock was both spectacular and awesome with magnificent views of the Continental Divide and views we will long cherish
Great names associated with this area Roy Rogers, George "Gabby" Hayes, Dale Evans, John Wayne, Tex Ritter, Buck Jones, Tom Mix these and many more live on in the legendary films such as Lights of Old Santa Fe, The Frontiersman, Twilight on the Trail, Rollin' Plains, and hundreds more that will live on forever.
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