Death Valley Emigrent Pass Sunrise Published October 16, 2014 at 940 × 627 in Death Valley Emigrent Pass Sunrise Sunrises and sunsets can be spectacular in the desert. The sun produces a vivid golden glow with blue skylight and magic seems to happen. Look for the crescent moon in this image. I was rolling down the road and the sunrise was getting better as I went. I had to stop and make this exposure close to the Harrisburg turnoff in Death Valley National Park.