I went car camping in Death Valley. Had planned to stay a week but had to leave after only three nights there...a really bad wind/sand storm drove me out! It was just too hot and uncomfortable to be in my car all the time...which I would have had to do because the wind and salty sand was getting into my eyes, ears and mouth whenever I got out of the car. The whole night the storm started my car was shaking like it was in a hurricane! So...sadly had to cut it short and missed out on a lot of photo ops. I will go back...next time in February when the spring flowers are more in bloom. I was also too late for that!