They went to Bodie. Everyone just up and vacated the town. It was left as-is; with everything in the buildings.
On the road.
On the way to Death Valley.
A view of their "town," Stovepipe Wells.
This is the lowest point in the contiguous USA, Badwater Basin. It is 282 feet below sea level. From Badwater Basin, they could see the highest point in the contiguous USA, Mount Whitney, at 14,505 feet above sea level!
I didn't think I would find their photos so beautiful because I love the lush look of the coastal areas of California and the oak and pine tree forests in the Sierras that I live so close to, but I did. The empty openness was hauntingly beautiful and I could see why they liked it so much. There is something amazing in the grandeur of it all. It was an open display of God's glory!