Mike woke up during the night to hear rain falling on the camper shell. In the early gray dawn he struggled out of his sleeping bag, donned his parka and emerged into a wet and drear campground.
After his granola bar and coffee breakfast he left driving east on highway 190, windshield wipers turned to the full on position. Once inside the clouds blanketing Towne Pass he encountered extremely limited visibility and a scattering of snow on the sage plants.
Photos: Panamint Valley Road—Death Valley, 2010; Snow & Fog—Death Valley, 2010; Raindrops on Camper Shell Window—Death Valley, 2010