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death valley after rain

With all the rain this winter, death valley has the biggest blooming it has had in over 10 years. Even the valley floor is covered with about 18 inches of water and folks are out there rafting.

The picture above shows the northeastern end of the valley, the area is called "bad water", and it is! The valley is in the background and your are looking further northwest. The whole valley is over 35 miles long and when dry is a salt flat where the salt in some places is 5 ft deep.

The following pictures show the plethora of colors generated by the blooming resulting from the unusual amount of rain..

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