Adventures in Death Valley

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National Parks Traveler is an excellent blog to keep you up to date on everything going on in the many national parks across the United States. Some of their posts are a bit dry, such as when they go into discussions of funding and congressional oversight, but others are very interesting and informative.

Take this one for example. It’s their “Essential Death Valley” guide with some good tips to think about before heading out to the dry, hot expanse that is that National Park.

The article is as much a primer for the park in general, suggesting times to visit when things are a bit more colorful (think NOT Summer!), and even some trails to consider such as Mosaic Canyon or a visit to remote and desolate Racetrack Canyon where the rocks seemingly move on their own.

While you might not have considered a visit to the hottest place on Earth as part of you adventures, this article has a good chance of changing your mind. We tend to have a view of Death Valley as being empty and, well, dead! But this piece paints a picture of a place that is filled with wonder and enchantment. Just be sure to bring plenty of water and wait until Fall.

Kraig Becker

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