Looks like I am on a Zabriske Point tangent again today - why not - the unparalleled beauty of this place brings to mind the outback in Australia, yet another place on my list.
Wikipedia says, "Zabriske Point is part of Amargosa Range, noted for its erosional landscape. Composed of sediments from Furnace Creek Lake, which dried up 5 million years ago - long before Death Valley came into existence".
A great hike would be to enter at Zabriske Point and come out on the other side, Golden Canyon.
PS: New image at the top of the page was captured at Acadia National Park.