Lights! Camera! Action!


What do Star Wars (1977), Spartacus (1960) and The Twilight Zone (1959) have in common?

Parts of all three were filmed in Death Valley.

It’s easy to understand why a filmmaker would be drawn to this 5,000 square mile national park on the eastern edge of California.

We were completely taken by surprise at the variety of sights here.  From huge sand dunes

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IMG_3841 it was almost too much to absorb. Our original plan was to stay overnight and head out. We stayed three nights and wished we could have stayed a couple more.

Perhaps most memorable was the sunrise our second morning.  It filled the entire dome of the sky, with hues Crayola would envy. Sleepy and bedazzled, neither of us thought to grab a camera.  We did catch the sunset that night.





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