Stepping out into Badwater Basin is like venturing out into the wilds of an alien planet. The barren landscape is unlike anything I’ve seen before. Well, outside of the Vin Diesel movie Pitch Black anyway.
For those who may not know, Badwater Basin is the lowest point of elevation in the Western Hemisphere at 282 feet below sea level.
While there are multiple places in Asia and Africa with a lower elevation than Badwater Basin, the lowest point on Earth is the Dead Sea at 1,388 feet below sea level. The Dead Sea borders Jordan and Israel and is a popular attraction.