The rain began to fall as we entered the desert East of Barstow shortly before noon.
As we neared Tecopa we found water flowing across the highway.
"Dante's View at Death Valley National Park" by Jean-Pierre Lavoie - CC BY-SA 3.0.
What the view would have looked like on a typical DV afternoon.
"U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Jonathan Chandler (Public Domain)"While we were at the viewpoint a jet roared down Rainbow Canyon so fast that I did not have a chance to take a photo but it was very cool watching the vapor vortices shed at the tips and the leading-edge extensions. It looked like the photo above except that the plane was headed straight at us as it flew around a corner, blasted out the mouth of Rainbow Canyon and zoomed across the Panamint Valley.