El Portal Motel
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- Non-smoking hotel
- Microwave in room
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Free parking
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... to stop and take some pictures, Wigmor joined us on the Dunes. Afterwards we got petrol a few miles further and there was an old fire truck at the gas station that we took pics of. The rest of the drive was broken up with overcast showers, sun and the odd photo opp. Upon reaching the next gas station near the end of Death Valley we noticed a rainbow had formed. We thought this was a one off considering where we were and drove ...
... or squirrels darting onto rd and off.again just as quickly.
After our looksee back on the rd, down the two miles of gravel (hehe) onto tarmac, past the sheep?? Yea sheep in the middle of nowhere- sound familiar & 10 more miles back into Main drag, retrace the 50 miles back past the lovely mammoth falls (not), & onward....
Driving over hill & dale, starting to think civilisation is few & far between. By now the temperature ...
... left us with sweat pouring off of anywhere that had contact with anything else! I know it's gross but it's the only way to explain just how hot it was.
We decided that if this was without sun...we didn't want to find out what it was like when the sun was added into the mix!! We drove back out and found a lay by on the way to our next stop. What a difference that made and boy were we glad we got out of there.
... Creek campground was our next stop and arriving there was glorious. It is an incongruous patch of green in this otherwise dead valley, all thanks to an underground spring. There was a swimming pool fed directly by the spring and we headed straight for it. Something interesting which I failed to mention earlier, is that as we drove the last leg of the journey, we could see rain falling from the clouds ahead! We were driving through one of Earth's hottest places and ...
... had "Caution Runners ahead" and had peoples names all over their cars. She was running from Death Valley all the way to Lonepine (about 100 or so km’s) and they run from 11pm through the night, how mental is that! So we told them we were heading out of this place as it’s too hot to camp, and they offered us their room as they only have it until 10pm. However, there was no way I wanted to drive back into Death Valley so we politely decline but as we ...