We are back in Pahrump, NV for a few days, hoping for some warmer temperatures before we venture into Death Valley. There is a lot more snow on the surrounding mountains than there was 6 weeks ago when we were here the first time.
Yesterday we went to the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, about 30 miles from Pahrump on the way to Death Valley. It is an oasis in the desert, a wetland fed by hot springs and small streams throughout the refuge. They are home to several species of endangered pupfish that don’t exist anywhere else in the world. At least that’s what the signs said! We did get to see some in one of the springs. They are only a few inches long and a pretty silvery blue color. It was a good place to walk and there were only a few other people around, which was nice after the crowds in Vegas.
We thought we might leave here today but it rained this morning and we are under a high wind advisory. Of course our site was reserved so we had to move 3 sites down in the frigid rain. Jim was not a very happy camper!
At least it didn’t snow, but the mountains are much whiter.
We may not have internet in Death Valley, so we would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas in case we can’t post for awhile.
Hard to believe this is our second Christmas on the road!