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Flowers in the Desert

Death Valley National Park

February 24th 2016
If you read Wikipedia's entry for Death Valley you will find mainly a series of temperature statistics. It holds the record for the hottest temperature ever recorded (56.7°C). During that heat wave in 1913 there were five consecutive days where the temperature reached at least 54°C! It also holds records for the highest daily low (42°C) and the highest average daily temperature (47.5°C). The o ... read more
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American Flag Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the origina... ... read more
16th May 2016

Surviving Death (Valley)!
Brilliant road trip and incredible photos of a little-visited destination. So many visitors see nearby Las Vegas and don't even bother with this park with its fantastic features! Love those extreme names and the wild geological shapes and colors. Congratulations on arriving when the desert was in bloom, and on surviving Death Valley (really, how could you resist that name?) and those long drives. Yosemite will reward you for this!

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