This is the last of the summer travel posts. I can’t wait until next years adventures.

In September I did a roadtrip with some friends from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. We stayed in the Majave Desert before heading to Death Valley. Even though it was the end of summer Death Valley was still incredibly hot – mid 40s almost all day and not dropping much at night. It was interesting to see what nature survived and thrived in this brutal climate.

DesertDriving through the Joshua tree plains was like being on another planet. Going off road we stumbled upon abandoned mines and cattle yards, eery when we felt so alone.

CaliforniaDesertCaliforniaCaliforniaCaliforniaCaliforniaDesertDesertDesertDesertDesertThe Badwater Basin is a salt pan 86 metres below sea level. It was so very, very hot.

CaliforniaDesertWe slept in some curious places and met a lot of weird and wonderful people. It was a good crew to road trip with.

DesertCaliforniaDesertAll photographs by Sophia Kaplan, Emily Morrison, Max Rapley & Sam Reid.

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