Death Valley National Park!!

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!!

The lowest elevation in all of North America!!

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 think this is the most famous sign in all of Death Valley National Park!

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!!

The salt flats were interesting to walk on. Smooth and squishy.

I loved the vibrant colors!

This very nice guy was from Rome, Italy. He asked to borrow my hat for a photo so that his girl friend could take his photo wearing a “real cowboy hat.” His girlfriend and I could not bring ourselves to tell him that this hat is not a cowboy hat. He loved wearing it anyway!