This was my first trip to Death Valley, so anything here appear new to me. Since it was part of a tour package, I didn’t have that much time to anything else other than a quick stop-and-shoot-photo routine. To get to Zabriskie Point, I remember the drive took a quite a while, as the bus made it slowly onward through non-descriptive desert landscape.
The bus stopped at the parking lot located at the foot of a small hill. There was a path leading up to an observation plateau which was an easy climb even for old people. Bathrooms are located next to the parking lot, so I guess this is a good thing for the elderly members of my tour group.
Since we came in the middle of winter, there was no problem with the weather. Like what everyone else said, the view was great at the top, and there’s no real need to worry about selecting angles and stuff, since the view from the observation plateau was spectacular (with the exception of the direction toward the parking lot).
Looking down from the plateau, you see occasional hikers making their way through the valley. They’re too far away to capture on photo, unless you happen to have a telephoto lens on your camera.
It’s a great place for nature enthusiasts and photographers (wish I had my own car so I can come during sunrise), but for the average tourists there’s not much to keep you interested.
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