Thursday, April 5, 2012

Death Valley National Park Display

Hiker in Fall Canyon, Death Valley National Park.
Two years ago to the week, I shared a fantastic trip with my dad to Death Valley National Park.  It was a pretty special trip for both us, and he later voiced that of all the trips we had done together over the years, this one quickly became his favorite, and remained so to his death.

My dad died in a hiking accident this last fall.

When I remember my dad, this trip and the fun we had always jumps to the forefront. 

Shortly after my dad's death, I was approached to license an image for a new display at Death Valley National Park.  What a great way to honor my dad and our special trip together!

Artist's Palette, Death Valley National Pqark.
One image soon turned to two images as we negotiated, and an agreement was finalized.

So, it is with great excitement and pride that I share with you this announcement!

Next time you visit the Furnace Creek Visitor Center in Death Valley National Park, look for both these images on display!

Thanks for the memories dad, and the opportunity to photograph this wonderful park with you; a park with features that were so new and unbelievably different to the both of us.

More images can be viewed in my Death Valley National Park Gallery.

Thanks for visiting.


  1. Congratulations, Don!

  2. Excellent photos in your DVNP gallery! We missed hiking Fall Canyon on our trip to Death Valley, so I'll have to include it when our next trip to Death Valley gets mapped out.

  3. Thanks brthomas. Fall Canyon is an excellent hike, and backpack if one so wishes.