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Fast
Lane PARK IT HERE

National parks under the microscope

Death Valley

National Park
Authorized: 1994 as a National
Park. A National Monument since
1933.

Sand dunes near
Stovepipe Wells

Located: In southern California
and Nevada. It's west of Las
Vegas and covers the northwestern Mojave Desert.
Open: Year-round, 24 hours a day.

Despite its name, Death Valley is delightful-
even chilly during the winter

W

hat made
Death Valley
a symbol of
the West?
Lost miners
headed for
California gold gave it the ominous name
in 1849. Its modern history began with
the discovery of silver and borax in the
late 1800s. Tales of prospectors with
burros, wagons pulled by mule teams, deserted mines, and ghost towns continue
to fascinate visitors.
Death Valley is extreme. It's the hottest place in the U.S. (the highest tem-

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perature on Earth of 134°F was recorded
here in 1913). It's the driest place in
North America, averaging less than two
inches of rain a year. The lowest point in
North America, 282 feet below sea level,
is the valley's Badwater Basin.
That said, despite being one of our
planet's most forbidding places, Death
Valley's incredible, stark beauty must be
seen to be appreciated.
Why don't more groups visit?
Yes, it is toasty here in the summer. The
average temperature from May through
August is 110°F. Without question,

Admission: $200 for a full-sized
coach; $15 per adult for Scotty's
Castle tours ($7.50 for senior pass
holders and youths 6-15).
Reservations: Not necessary,
except for Scotty's Castle tours.
Contact: (760) 786-3200,
www.nps.gov/deva

though, Death Valley is a wonderful
destination the rest of the year. Average
temperatures November through January range from the high 30s to the mid
60s. The shoulder months of October
and February bring delightful mid-70s
and low-80s readings.
Although international groups traveling between major destinations in
California and Las Vegas demand to visit,
Death Valley has never been that popular

BOB HOELSCHER.

Bring a Sweater

Visitor Centers: Furnace Creek:
Daily, 8 a.m.-5 p.m, and 9 a.m.-6
p.m. June 1-Oct. 4. Scotty's Castle: Daily, 9:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m.


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