Death Valley in April

Part 3: A sunset at Zabriskie Point

Zabriskie Point is just a roadside stop with a good view.  I got there a little later than I would have liked, but did see some of the sunset over the mountain range to the west.  Here the sun is still above the crest, but just barely:

Letting a bit more light into the foreground shows the reason Zabriskie Point is a popular spot to look out any time of day: colorful rock formations.

Looking back toward the east while there was still some light was also rewarding:

But soon came the moment I was hoping for, the last rays of the day:

What developed after this also became colorful, for just a minute or two:

This experience gave me the goal of seeing the sunset from Dante;s Peak the next night I would have some time on my hands (Friday night as it turned out, after my wife and granddaughter had joined me).  

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