We're planning a two day trip from Las Vegas in mid June. We had pretty much decided on Panamint Springs for our overnight stay until we read the reviews and Stovepipe Wells looks a wee bit better. All we're really looking for is a decent dinner and a bed for the night so we're not expecting 5 star luxury.
If we go for SW will we be missing much by not going to PS?
Our route there will be through Pahrump, over to Shoshone, up Badwater Road to Furnace Creek. Apart from Badwater Basin and the visitor centre at FC, are there any stops on the way to PS or SW that we should be making? We did Artists Drive in June 2009 so we'll only do that again if we've got time on our side.
Also, can anyone suggest a different route back to LV and stops along they way? Ideally it would be a shorter and more direct route back.
We'll just have a regular car, not a 4x4, so we don't want to go off road just in case! We're also not planning on doing very much walking at all due to the heat.
Finally, we're deliberately going on 19th June as there's no moon that night and we want dark skies to see the stars. Presumably both PS and SW won't be affected by much light pollution so there's no difference on that count??