Here are some photos from random places in Death Valley National Park.
When I reached the Visitor Center it was already up to 111 degrees, and it was only 1040am local time:
The rest of these photos were taken as I drove south from the Visitor Center, towards the southernmost Park entrance on the eastern side of the valley.
Here are more Desert Holly pictures:
This one shows a Desert Holly which is more green than brown:
This is one of the dips in the road on the Artist’s Point loop: