We went to the Death Valley National Park for the first time is 2013 December. It was an amazing place to visit and totally out of the world. I wish I could have gone back there in 2017 when the Badwater basin was flooded due to excessive rainfall and what followed it was once in a lifetime wildflower bloom in the valley. Back in 2013 when we visited the park, everything was very dry and desert looking. We could even visit the world famous racetrack playa to see some of the moving rocks. I heard that this dry lakebed is completely flooded in the last two years and people are not able to experience the moving rocks anymore.