Death Valley National Park

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rstedman
Snowshoeing in death valley
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samwalsh
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I do not believe that there is a lot of snowshoeing in Death Valley.  Their coldest months are Dec, Jan and Feb and the temperature is often in the 60's during those months. 

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Tnessia
Why are there so many dips in the roads at Death Valley Park? My guess is that it helps channel the rainwater?
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Ask_Larso...
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You were very close in your answer! Death Valley National Park has the highest concentration of Alluvial Fans (click for more information), where deposits from canyon streams and flash floods spread out over a lower plain. The road system in Death Valley was built right over a lot of these fans, and the deposits from the fan create small hills for your car to travel over. This is Nature's way of keeping you below the speed limit!

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Death Valley National Park Wildflowers Begin Their Bloom

March 17, 2011, 12:11 pm
It has started. The annual wildflower bloom in California’s Death Valley National Park has begun with a bloom of Desert Gold wildflowers on a hilly area of volcanic earth north of Ashford Mill near Furnace Creek Resort. Although this year’s bloom is not expected to surpass the breathtaking 2005 ...

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Irv
Plan to visit Death Valley in mid April and stay at Furnace Creek. Should we plan 2 nights or 3 to see the park? Will drive & walk.
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Ask_Larso...
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Considering that Death Valley is the largest park in the lower 48 states, I would always recommend that you stay longer! There is a lot of park to be seen in such a short period of time, and Death Valley has a lot to offer whether you are auto-touring or hiking. Just remember that there is a vast range of temperatures throughout the park, so be sure to being layers for chilli desert nights!

Our favorites are the Salt Flats, Racetrack Playa, and the Dunes. With three days you may have time to see them all!

For more on things to do in the park, visit our page on Death Valley here.

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Death by GPS in Desert

February 1, 2011, 7:38 am
National Park Service warns of dangers of releying on GPS devices in remote parks. Five harrowing days after becoming stuck on a remote backcountry road in Death Valley National Park in August 2009, Alicia Sanchez lay down next to her Jeep Cherokee and prepared to die. Then she heard a voice. "I ...

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California Senators Seek to Expand State Parkland

January 27, 2011, 2:15 pm
California's two Democratic senators are renewing plans to add millions of acres of park, wilderness, marine sanctuaries and other conservation lands in the state, including a major expansion of the desert parks, billing the effort in part as a way to boost the tourism economy. Sen. Barbara Boxer introduced legislation, ...

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Life in Death Valley: The Timbisha Shoshone

January 24, 2011, 11:30 am
Death Valley. The name evokes a bleached and desiccated ox skull on a vast alkaline flat, a desert night snake hiding in the cool shade of its cranial vault. The name whispers of parched Gold Rushers killing their pack animals for food, of ferocious winds and murderous heat. Death Valley, ...

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Death Valley : Hike or Die at Death Valley NP
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This Fall, Plan a National Park Winter Vacation

October 13, 2010, 1:21 pm
It may not seem like it now, but winter is just around the corner. Before you know it, you'll be itching to get away--and whether your dream destination is warm and sunny or a snowy wonderland, our national parks are some of the best winter getaway destinations in the ...

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