The lowest point in North America and the final destination of hydrologic drainage for 184,427 square miles of the Great Basin, the largest endorheic watershed in North America.

I try to make a trip here at least every year. It's one of those places where you can go and just feel that it is somewhere special, almost powerful. The combination of isolation, silence, and endless sun is profound.
The Mesquite Flat Dunes inside of Death Valley near Stovepipe wells as the shadows start to lengthen before sunset. The Mesquite Flat Dunes inside of Death Valley near Stovepipe wells as the shadows start to lengthen before sunset.
 Sunset over the Mesquite Flat Dunes at Death Valley. The sun actually feels this size when you're in Death Valley some how.
Sealevel elevation marker at Stovepipe Wells. The Sea Level marker at Stovepipe Wells. This is right across the street from the gas station/gift shop and an awesome little hotel with a bar and restaurant.
Two photographers are silhouetted at sunset on the dunes in Death Valley National Park. These dunes are pretty big.
Badwater Basin the lowest point in north america. Badwater Basin is the lowest point in North America, and all of the water for hundreds of miles around drains here and dries up just leaving the salt it has accumulated during the trip.
The Badwater Basin salt flats.