The lowest point in North America is here.
Where the water that flows from the mountains of central Nevada, hundreds of miles away, into the porous limestone bed-rock and trough an aquifer, emerges at Badwater along the faultline at the mountain’s base and forms a pool. Salts dissolve from old deposits and flow to the surface, making the spring water ”bad” – a word which here means ”salty”.
We found the pool almost dry, the saltwater flats all the more spectacular.
Badwater Basin, Death Valley, CA
April 21st, 2019