National Park

Visiting Death Valley

Patterns on Badwater Basin

Beautiful but dangerous

Death Valley National Park is the lowest point in North America. It also holds the record for one of the hottest temperatures on Earth! Death Valley is the largest National Park in America and is one of the most remote places. A trip to Death Valley needs planning with adequate water and food options. This is especially true if you plan to go hiking or driving to remote places like the Racetrack Playa.

Temperatures vary across the park depending on your location. The hottest I’ve experienced is close to 122-125° F at Furnace Creek in September 2012.

Temperatures vary across the park depending on where you are, the hottest I’ve experienced is close to 122-125° F at Furnace Creek.The 24 days of record breaking temperatures marked Death Valley as the Hottest Spot in the world.

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Racetrack Playa

Racetrack Playa

Racetrack Playa is a dried up lake which feature “sailing stones” that leave “racetrack” like imprints behind them as they “move” over the playa in the northwest region of Death Valley National Park in California. The Racetrack Playa is accessible only via wash out dirt roads which require a high clearance vehicle.

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