Published: September 13th 2011September 11th 2011
Today we drove from Bishop into Death Valley. It got progressively hotter as we made our way into the park, peaking at 102 degrees. The scenery is lovely, with the mountains all around. We planned to stop along the route for lunch at a place called Panamint Springs. Unfortunately, it was such a small place that by the time we had got there, we’d left it! It only took about 5 seconds to drive through. We did manage to stop at the next place - Stovepipe Wells - for a sandwich. We then carried on to Furnace Creek where we stayed the night. The ranch is nice with several eateries and a shop. I went for a swim in their pool but the water was almost too hot. It is spring-fed and stays at 82 degrees.