Before leaving Lone Pine, the boys explored the areas where these famous Wild West Movies
(over 200 of them) were shot. Driving out of Lone Pine one can reach the area after about 4km and driving through it brings back memories of the landscapes in the old Western movies.
From here the boys went further South on the Route 305 before turning left to the Death ValleyNational Park.
In this below-sea-level basin, steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Yet, each extreme has a striking contrast. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.
Death Valley National Park straddles eastern California and Nevada. It’s known for Titus Canyon, with a ghost town and colorful rocks and Badwater Basin’s salt flats, North America’s lowest point. North of the spiky salt mounds known as the Devil’s Golf Course, rattlesnakes live in Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.
Temperatures in the Valley of Death reached into the mid forty degrees Celsius and caused all cell phones and the Delorme Tracker which were lying on the dashboard to shut off and the boys had to hold these instruments against the aircon outlets to allow them to cool down and operate again.
A few road signs and Team Lipstick crossing from California into Nevada.
Outside temperatures going into the fourties as Team Lipstick drove through some Ghost Towns
Some 2 hours later the guys reached civilisation again as they entered Beatty before turning off to Las vegas
Rolling down on the very straight Highway 95 Team Lipstick reached Las Vegas in mid-afternoon and proceeded to find the Planet Hollywood hotel where they booked in for the stay in Las Vegas.
The biggest problem was parking Lipstick as the underground parking areas were too low for Lipstick to enter but eventually an underground parking for oversized vehicles was found and the boys entered the vibrant life of Las Vegas.