I loved visiting Death Valley National Park!
I had a wonderful time visiting Death Valley National Park! It is quite unique and has many usual attributes. Death Valley National Park is the location of the hottest place on the entire planet earth and it was recorded on July 10, 1913. The high temperature on that day was 134⁰F!!
During the summer of 2021, Death Valley National Park reached an amazing 128⁰F which was the hottest temperature recorded anywhere on Earth since 2013. Death Valley National Park has serious heat!! Maybe I should stop complaining about Arizona summer heat?? I am very grateful that I visited the park in November to enjoy very pleasant temperatures!!
In addition, Badwater Basin is famous because it is the lowest elevation in all of North America (-282 feet). Death Valley National Park is also the driest national park in the US.
I was amazed at the steepness of the roads going into and out of the national park. Today I drove on 9% grades for several miles. That is incredibly steep!!