"...I decided to visit California for a year or two to see its wonderful flora and the famous Yosemite Valley. All the world was before me and every day was a holiday, so it did not seem important to which one of the world's wildernesses I first should wander."
--John Muir (1868)
Another highlight on our visit to Death Valley was the hike up Golden Canyon to the Red Cathedral (don't you just love the names they give these places?). This was a vigorous 4-mile loop with a lot of climbing, but the 70-degree weather made it very pleasant.