Alex Gayman

Death Valley National Park

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If you’re like me, you take advantage of extra long weekends when they’re given to you. This past weekend, I decided to do just that by visiting Death Valley National Park. The park itself is massive, I mean MASSIVE! While visiting, I couldn’t help but think I was on another planet the entire time, something like what I imagine Mars to look like. I was able to experience a few firsts while I was there. I went sandboarding for the first time, which was insanely fun. There is nothing like straight-ling down a huge sand dune in the middle of a desert! I also visited the Badwater Basin. It was awesome to experience these salt flats for the first time. I hiked Golden Canyon, a narrow path winding through red and yellow rock (parts of Star Wars were shot at this exact canyon)!

 

 

Some things I did’t know about Death Valley: at 3.4 million acres, it is the largest U.S. National Park (Outside of Alaska), it has the record hottest temperature of 134 degrees (the highest recorded in the WORLD!), Badwater Basin located in the park, is the lowest elevation in North America at 282 feet below sea level.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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