An August 2007 trip
to Death Valley by Binaya
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On our way to Los Angeles from Las Vegas we decided to go to Death Valley National Park, one of the lowest valleys below sea level on earth. After driving for 4 hours from the city, we were on US highway 190 west towards Death Valley. We crossed the Welcome board to Death Valley National Park and stopped by the visitor center to gather map of the park and pay the entrance fee. The winding roads and deserted mountain were not only beautiful but made our driving exciting and non tiring. As we gradually entered the valley , the temperature was rising by 1 F in every mile we entered the valley. That was August 19th 2007.
We stopped by many view points like Mule Canyon, Hill Point. The views of these small canyons picturesque. We drove to bad water, the lowest basin below 85.5 meters sea level, what we found was white sand mixed with salt. There was no sign of water. We saw many visitors walking in the basin though it was unbearably hot and when hot wind stroke us on the face, we felt like we stopped to breathe for a sec. It was almost 4pm driving around the valley, we decide to fill our car with gas and drove south towards Los Angeles, on the way we enjoyed the scenic beauty of sand dunes and setting sun. The day in Death Valley was one of the unforgettable moments in my life. There are many places to visit within Death Valley, we were running late in our schedule routine left Death valley in the evening.
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Death Valley National Park
Death Valley P.o. Box 579
Death Valley, California 92328
Grand Prairie, Texas