Spectacular Dantes View

It was well worth a long drive (a lonely road) to Dantes View. This was our last stop on our first day of journey to Death Valley National Park California. It was already 3:30 pm when we left the main road and it took us about 20 minutes to get there. A 13 mile paved road but the last quarter mile is 15% grade. A steep climb up but so beautiful. Vehicles over 25ft or longer are prohibited on this road. Please watch our short video  Road to Dantes View  to see the road.  There were few cars when we arrived at The Dantes View but those people were out exploring around. It wasn't crowded at all in fact we were the only ones there enjoying the 360 degrees of breathtaking view of Death Valley from 5475 ft high above Sea Level.  We didn't stay long because it was windy and cold.  It would have been nice to explore the area but it was also getting late in a day. There was a Bee Hazard caution sign on the road but we didn't even get the change to see any. Maybe it's because we

How does a Squirrel steal?

When it's raining, and both dogs and cat are inside the house, then there's no one out there to bother him. This black squirrel was at the bird feeder for more than half an hour. He got the feeder to moved counter clockwise for several times, I guess to loosen things up, I think he's trying to get peanuts out of it.

He squeezed his head down for more

When he got tired of squeezing his head down or turning the feeder, he walked around it as if he was missing something from the other side.

Finally, as soon as he was done eating and left, the birds took over.


  1. Hi Lorena, thanks for dropping by my blog again, it's been a long time since I updated my blog. Nice shots, I bet you're using a fancy DSLR camera lol, I just moved to WA last 3 wks ago ;-)

  2. Hi I loved this post especially because I love squirrels. We have quite a few visit our garden and I always make sure there is food for them.
    Loved the pics as well.

    Have a good week-end.

  3. That squirrel is real smarty. Great shots you've captured.

  4. Thank you guys for comments. @ Sandonyx - I'm just using my old Sony alpha DSLR. If you ever go to Canada or be in this area of WA,come visit us. @ Yvonne, I did enjoy watching that squirrel. I don't see them much here though, I think it's because of my pets. @ Wanda, thank you.


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