Death Valley Isn’t Actually As Dead As It Seems

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Death Valley National Park in California is one of the most extreme environments on earth. Despite its name, there are lots of life occurring everyday in the park. Check out some of these facts about Death Valley and see why it is so amazing.

North America’s Low Point

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Badwater Basin is an incredible 282 feet below sea level.

Yet Very High

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Telescope Peak, 15 miles away form the basin, is 11,049 feet tall.

Larger Than We Realize

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It is the largest park in the lower 48 states.

Getting Hot

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You’ll be hot in the park; its highest recorded temperature is 134 degrees F.

Driest Place

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While some mountains have snow caps, Death Valley is the driest place in North America.

Home to Many

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Just some of the animals you’ll see are bighorn sheep, snakes, lizards, and hundreds of species of birds.

Even Flowers can Grow

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After the rain, flowers bloom in this desert.

Seen in a Famous Movie

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Recognize it? The original Star Wars trilogy had many scenes filmed here.

Popular Place to Visit

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Many people are drawn to this park, with more than 1 million visiting in 2014 alone.

Sailing Stones

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If you are lucky, you’ll get to see stones sliding across Racetrack Playa.

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