Zabriskie Point Views
October 26th, 2020
We’re back in Death Valley today! Get your water bottle and sunglasses. We’re walking up the hill to see the view at Zabriskie Point. It’s right off the road and only about three minutes up the paved path.
Borax was mined in Death Valley from the late 1800s into the 20th century. This viewpoint is named after Christian Brevoort Zabriskie of the Pacific Coast Borax Company. Perhaps more well known these days, the band U2 features Zabriskie Point on the cover of The Joshua Tree album.
Nine million years ago, this area was covered by a lake. The landscape we see today is what remains after the lake dried up, underlying volcanic forces uplifted and tilted the area, and water eroded the sediment. More recent lava eruptions added the darker bands of rock along the hilltops.
Post of the Day: Adding a bit of light to the darkness as we get through the pandemic together. This series features travel photos from my archives, shared with you while staying close to home.