Next up is the "Polished Marble Canyon".
Over the years, rushing water and silt has polished the walls which are just about solid marble. The marble is quite smooth, but is not polished to a mirror finish.
It had rained the day before we arrived and it had rained the night we arrived. It dawned on us that since this canyon was polished by rushing water, and since Death Valley gets about 2.5 inches
of rain per year, and had received about half that in the last day or so, that we might not want to be here should it begin to rain again...
This view looking out of the cayon and across part of Death Valley was actually taken on our way down and out of the canyon. Yes, that's the dinghy.