Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday Skies - Death Valley CA

Since we've been to Palm Springs CA so many times, we usually add on a short trip to somewhere close by. This time it was Death Valley with an overnight stay so that John could golf at Furnace Creek Golf Course.
This National Park is gigantic so it deserves at least an overnight stay to experience it at different times of the day.

Then the next thing we know we are in snow!

I have highlighted on this map where we drove in the Park.

The following is copied from Wikipedia.
Death Valley is a desert located in the southwestern United States of America. Situated within the Mojave Desert, it features the lowest, driest, and hottest locations in North America.[1] Badwater, a basin located within Death Valley, is the specific location (36° 14.5' N 116° 49.5' W) of the lowest elevation in North America at 282 feet (86.0 m) below sea level. This point is only 76 miles (122 km) east of Mount Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous United States with an elevation of 14,505 feet (4,421 m). Death Valley holds the record for the highest reliably reported temperature in the Western hemisphere, 134 °F (56.7 °C) at Furnace Creek on July 10, 1913—just short of the world record, 136 °F (57.8 °C) in Al 'Aziziyah, Libya, on September 13, 1922.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know whether to sweat or shiver, looking at these pictures.


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