My favorite time to go to Death Valley is a day or two after it rains. The dust is washed off the rocks and you actually see puddles in the desert.
That's salt, not snow
This is one major "dip"
The Painters Palette area is one of my favorites
The Great Salt Flats. Looks like a beach doesn't it? No water here....
Another shot of the flats. The desert can be so deceiving from above