I forgot the first day of Death Valley, and there's some really cool stuff there too.
Just on the outskirts of the California/Nevada line I stopped to check in with my wife. I didn't remember any cell signal in Death Valley when I was there in 2008, so I wanted to stop while I could and update my wife who has supported my craziness thus far. She informed me that some of the ruins I had been looking for weren't very far away. So, I headed for a ghost town called Rhyolite, one of the largest, well preserved ghost towns in the area.
More on it here
if you're interested.
Unfortunately my timing was off and it was a race against the sun to get any pictures.
Sadly, many of these buildings have fences around them, but not all.
Rhyolite was a classic flash in the pan and fell apart almost as quickly as it rose. It's fascinating to poke around the many dirt roads here, but watch your step.
Perhaps the most photogenic, the Cook Bank building seen in many movies including "The Island"
Lastly, I'll leave you with current gas prices in Death Valley. Should make you feel good about whatever you're paying.