Sunday evening we drove up to Dantes View to watch the sunset. The sunset wasn't all that spectacular, but the view was awesome. Of course, these photos don't exactly capture it all that well.
Those are my parents walking down one of the paths. I'm not really afraid of heights, but I am paranoid when people are near edges and in seemingly dangerous situations, so I was a little jumpy up here. Sometimes an edge is not as steep as it appears from a distance, so my dad would be safe but I'd be telling him to move from the edge and having to walk away so I'd be less freaked. :P What if there was loose gravel? You never know!
[I was the same way at the edge of a crater we visited later, and also when our older tour guide was standing at the very edge of a staircase, telling us how they've had to life-flight people out of there for injuries. My mom and I couldn't even look at him! MOVE AWAY FROM THE EDGE OF THE STEP, MAN! Does anyone else have this problem?]
This is what I meant about the salt looking like lakes from a distance. Don't the white patches seem like water of some sort?
I'm way more comfortable (and equipped) photographing small plants than large views/landscapes.
Looking down at the road that took us up to this point.
The moon was pretty cute that night when we got back to our campsite.