Death Valley thanks her notorious name to a few “gold diggers” that got lost in this “hot valley” in the winter of 1849 and 1850. They were hoping to find a shorter route to the gold veins in California. Unfortunately, not everyone survived the trip. One survivor named this valley “Death Valley” and hoped never to come here again.
Death Valley is one of the worlds’ warmest places. In summer, the average temperature lies far above 38 degrees Celsius. Death Valley is hottest, driest, and lowest National Park. In the summer there are often “EXTREME SUMMER HEAT”alerts. Expect high temperatures of 100°F to over 120°F (38°C to over 49°C). Drink plenty of water and carry extra. Avoid hiking (after 10 am).
Don’t let the bizarre name Death Valley, the extreme heat and draught scare you. Death Valley is truly worth a visit. You do have to make sure to take sufficient drinking water and enough gas in your tank. Be careful and prepare yourself well!
Places of interest are, among others:
Artists Palette => Beautiful colored rocks thanks to the influence of magnesium and iron oxide.
Bad water => with its 86 meters below sea level the lowest point in the USA.
Dante’s View => view on the Valley of the Death.
Devil’s Golf Course => a dried out lake with roars crystal distortions.
Rhyolite => now a ghost city, but used to be the largest city in the area.
More information Death Valley
For more information and safety tips. Visit the this site; Death Valley National Park. Enjoy and survive Death Valley. Enjoy the informative video and photos!
Video Death Valley
Photos Death Valley
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