Death Valley

Hottest Spot

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U.S. Postal Commemorative, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

St. Louis, Missouri

In Death Valley, one of the hottest places on earth, summer temperatures average 100 degrees Fahrenheit.  A record high of 134 degrees was measured there in July 1913.  The valley floor is even hotter than the surrounding air.

http://www.nps.gov/deva/index.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_Valley

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Images courtesy of Bob Martin, GVCC.  This is called the Devil’s golf course, it’s crystallized salt left from an ancient lake. It’s the largest protected salt pan in North America.

Image below.  On the east side of Death Valley is Titus Canyon. A one-way road comes from east to west. This view is from the canyon as it opens to the valley. The canyon is very narrow in places and is like our slot canyons, very hazardous in rainy weather.