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Windy, Windy, Windy!

Day 62: 01/21/2022

Today was our last full day in Death Valley so we wanted to get as much in as possible. That was until we looked outside and couldn’t see past the campground. It was so windy that all the sand and dust in the air made it look like it was raining. We knew that couldn’t be right since this place barely gets any rain as it is. We didn’t want that to discourage us, so we tied our hiking boots and headed out to Mosaic Canyon. It was a 30 minute drive, which is how far most of the popular trails are. It’s not a bad drive, but it makes us look at the gas level more frequently. Everyone knows how high the gas prices are in California, but that is minuscule compared to the $7 a gallon here. Luckily we still have a half tank left so that should get us out of here. Anyways, after the last 2 miles of pure bumpiness we made it to the Mosaic Canyon trailhead. We were in awe before we even got out of the truck. The best part of this trail is that the prettiest part is at the very beginning, at least Christina thinks that’s the best part. We hiked in a couple miles before turning around and on the way back we spotted a short trail leading up to the top of a peak. We climbed up the steep slope and found ourselves with a great view of the valley below! People and cars in the distance were just little specs and the valley showed off its many colors. After a while the wind got to be a lot to handle so we made it back to camp by mid afternoon and took it easy for the remainder of the evening.

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