We woke up to seeing snow on the mountains from our Air BNB in Pahrump, but there was not any snow on the mountains in Death Valley as we drove Hwy 190 into Death Valley NP. Although there were low level clouds, the colors of the mountains were in full glory. We enjoyed the short loop through 20 Mule Team Canyon & the view from Zabriskie Point was amazing.
|Tiny white dot is a sign on the mountain marking Sea level. The ground here is 282' below.|
Our Thanksgiving Day was completed with Happy Hour drinks & then a special Thanksgiving dinner at the Inn of Death Valley. It was an amazing evening. The food & the setting were something to really be thankful for! Even the walk through the tunnel back to the parking lot was interesting.
We decided to take the longer route home to see the other pass out of the park, so drove the Daybreak pass out north to Beatty. Made it over the pass before sunset & it was magnificent. Even got to see some wild burros as we passed through Beatty.
We stopped for dinner in Pahrump at the well recommended Mom's Diner & it lived up to it's reputation! Food & service were great! And it cost less than the tip for our special Thanksgiving Meal at the Death Valley Inn!! But no regrets - both were wonderful! Nothing left of this adventure except our drive home to Mesa tomorrow morning! Happy Thanksgiving to all!!