Thursday, September 11, 2014

Touring Death Valley

Photo Credit: Death Valley courtesy of Romeo Durscher 

While in Vegas, even though you can keep yourself busy in Sin City, it's fun to adventure outside Vegas, like a couple of my friends did. 

Most tourist head out to the Grand Canyon or maybe the Hoover Dam, but few think about the 140 mile long Death Valley

Death Valley 

Approximately 120 miles from Vegas, Death Valley National Park takes a couple hours each way, so it's best to plan for the whole day. Vegas adventure companies offers tours into Death Valley for around $200 per person by coach or even in a pink jeep.

Photo Credit: Visuals-Aerials

In Death Valley National Park, this past week, Romeo and Mark were scouting Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes and Racetrack Playa with their team mates exploring the incredible Mojave desert landscape. 

What they brought back is picturesque and from a scientific point of view, extremely interesting. For example, how amazing are those "racing" rocks sliding across the valleys dry lake. With some rocks weighing in at 700 lbs, it's hard to believe nature is dragging these babies across the lakebed.

Photo Credit : Romeo Durscher 

But, believe it or not, the mighty force of nature, (Sorry, no Aliens here) is pushing them along at a very slow descent. Scientists believe the lighter rocks have been moved by wind and if the temperature is just right, they will glide across on very thin sheets of ice. But this is only part of the equation and to fully understand their theory, check it out here.
Photo Credit: Adam Pass Photography 

The overall terrain is indeed diverse, with Badwater Basin 282 feet below sea level. In this photo taken by Adam Pass of Romeo Durscher holding a saber,(trick photographyit's customary practice to take a shot standing in the lowest part of the Mojave desert. As you can see Adam Pass is very creative.

If you're adventurous, it only make sense to pay Death Valley National Park a visit on your next trip into Vegas. And the next best thing, if you can't be in Vegas, follow my fun based Vegas Reviews with interesting articles, blogs and photos

In Conclusion

I would like to thank Adam Pass, Romeo and Mark for their permission to display the above spectacular photos.

Romeo and Mark, a couple of cool guys, who are themselves highly trained professionals - Romeo works with NASA while Mark is a Lawyer and partner with Fat Monster Films. They run a website called Visual Aerials, using DJI Drones producing amazing footage throughout the world.  Adam is a trained photographer with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography.

Indeed, all their work is inspirational!

They were all part of a Drone Workshop at the Adobe Photoshop World in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Russell (Doc) Brown led the team of experts with hosts, such as Jeff Foster, Colin Guin, Romeo Durscher,Mark Johnson, Adam Pass, Stephen Wheatcraft, Chase Jarvis and Peter Sashe, who all made the two day show a flying success.

By Bari Demers   

About Bari: a freelance writer/screenwriter along with his fun Facebook Page : Vegas Reviews - all about fun, if its not fun, I don't write about it. 

Photo Credit: Bari Demers
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