The name is ominous, it's reputation is legendary, and it's home to some of the most varied landscape one can find in California. From rugged mountain peaks reaching to 11,000 feet, to Badwater, one of the lowest points in the western hemisphere at 282 feet below sea level, Death Valley is truly a treat for the eyes.
While the landscape is stunning, the stories of those who have called this place home, and the remnants they've left behind is what makes this place legendary. In the ghost towns, castles, mines, outlaws, Native Americans, one can get a full education in the history of the southwest and never leave the park boundaries.For a hilarious story about my visit to Death Valley in 2007, click here
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