Janus was the Roman god of doorways, beginnings, and endings. He had faces on both the front and back of his head, letting him see simultaneously into the past and the future. That’s how the month of January got its name, as the doorway to the new year.
So I think it’s appropriate to begin a Death Valley travel photo essay with what might be Janus’ view of both its mountain ranges. Ahead (facing east) is the Amargosa Range. The reflection shows the Panamint Range to the west.