It's been 12 years since I was last in Death Valley. Back then, I was shooting with a 12mp full frame DSLR; equipment has come a long way in a relatively short time.
Death Valley is hot, dry, desolate, dangerous for the careless or unprepared. It is subtle in color palette, rich in history, and surprisingly full of life--though the fauna type of life, being largely nocturnal, is not frequently seen. Death Valley is also immense, the largest national park outside Alaska, and park lands include elevations ranging from 11,000+ feet on Telescope Peak to minus 279 feet--that's 279 feet BELOW sea level--at Badwater Basin.
I've visited Death Valley three times, and it's long past time for a return visit.