Glorious Dawn

Sunrise over Death Valley, with a view extending all the way to Badwater (center left near the horizon), the Mesquite Dunes (right), and Telescope Peak (the highest point). This little cotton top cactus (Echinocactus polycephalus) could not have landed a more picturesque view point! I hiked to this tall summit and bivy'd nearby in hopes of catching a nice sunrise.