The next day after a brief stop for breakfast we headed out for Beatty & the big loop to Death Valley & back. We geocached along the way. At Beatty we stopped at the museum to locate "Ryolite" a ghost town that at one time had 8,000 miner's and 2,000 claims.
Found beautiful rock formations and rusty stuff.
Lots of old building sites.
The Las Vegas-Tonapah depot.
A glass bottle house made of 20,000 bottles.
A nearby outdoor statue museum.
A geocache hanging around.
On to Death Valley
where the temperature was in the high 90's. We dropped from 3450' above sea level to 250' below sea level in less than an hour.
Saw a coyote.
We stopped at the beautiful Furnace Creek Inn for a cool drink. There we met Donna & Bruce who were staying at the Inn.
We walked around the buildings to get this beautiful picture of the oasis created at the Inn.
Back at Pahrump we met George and LeRoy
for dinner at the same casino where we had ate last night.
When we came out we were greeted by this beautiful sunset reflection.
There was a note on our door that Gorden & Laura Borncamp, Boomer friends were in the park so we stopped by for a brief visit with them.
Great scenery, great Friends. 15 caches. GREAT DAY.