Business travel took me through Death Valley this week. We were fortunate enough to hit Zabriskie Point right at sunset; the views were breathtaking. The second one here reminds me of a moonscape.
Death Valley is beautiful, surreal and a little overwhelming. Also: it is full of French people. Apparently the French cannot get enough of the American West, because we encountered at least 600 of them.*
*Fact: this is not true. We saw about 5.