Remembering The Magnificent Death Valley National Park April 23, 2015 Mike Howe 17 Comments I miss it. It was, to use an over-used word but perfectly apt in this case, awesome Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related
17 thoughts on “Remembering The Magnificent Death Valley National Park”
Just checked the DV website. The high temp so far this year was 41C on 29/4. Winter vacation recommended.
Recommended by me that is, not the web site. 😉
I would LOVE to go there on a winter vacation, one day hopefully
Harsh country, but desert light certainly has its own stunning magic . . . of course it’s easy to appreciate this when the comfort of a car and fresh water are reliably nearby.
Yes absolutely, I remember speculating with my family that in that heat we would probably last just a few hours without those comforts you mention
So true. It amazes me that anything can live in these intense conditions. Yet the desert thrives with its own life, in its own way, as I’m sure you and your family noticed. Nature astounds. http://www.nps.gov/deva/learn/nature/animals.htm
We have not been yet. November it is on the calendar. 🙂
I have not yet been to Death Valley, and now I can’t go for awhile – too hot! January or February should be a good time for a visit. Beautiful photo!
Yes I would love to visit in the winter months, would be very beautiful, thanks Emilie
The first pioneers who went through had been sold a bad map. They had no idea what they were getting into. And not all of them made it. Death Valley has a very colorful history.
Must have been a very cruel awakening when they realised how misleading their map was
Whoever sold them that map was a real scoundrel. Those were rough times in the west.
I agree, the views look stunning.
Thank you Colline
Just imagine being a pioneer and having to go through there with wagons and hope your horses (or mules) didn’t die of thirst.
I know it must have been epic. They worked mines there too, which is unimaginable to me
There’s a mine near the Rest Area at Boron that always makes me think of the pioneers and the Borax brand name (20-Mule Team Borax). It’s desolate desert country. Beautiful in its own awesome way.