The Dantes View was the first stop in the Death Valley National Park during my drive from Las Vegas to the Eastern Sierra (California).
It takes 20km of an uphill ride to get from the elevation blow sea level at the valley all the way to 1700m (5,476 ft). When I entered the national park it was pretty hot and dry, what you normally expect from the desert. And when I stepped out of the car at the Dantes View I did not expect to face a chilly breeze. I dad to dive into the trunk of the car to fish out some warm clothes.
Even in the middle of the day with the harsh afternoon light and empty sky the view was simply spectacular. The colors, the textures, and the shapes were unforgettable.