Our next stop in Death Valley was at Badwater. This is
the lowest point of land in North America. There wasn't much in
Badwater except a small pool of briny water. There was a path out
across the dry salt lake which we strolled along for
a while, picking up a large amount of salt on our boots.
Someone had climbed the cliff next to Badwater and put a
`Sea Level' sign several hundred feet up so that visitors would know
how far they were below sea level. A large aluvial fan spread out next
to Badwater. Cindy also pointed out some other geological features
that she recognized from studying the guide book.