Located in Eastern California within the Mojave Desert is the lowest & driest place in North America, the aptly named Death Valley. The highest air temperture ever recorded was recorded her at 134 degrees F on July 10, 1913. The lowest spot is in Badwater Basin at 282 feet below sea level. When walking around Death Valley one gets the feeling of being on an alien planet. It received its name by a group of pioneers lost here during the winter of 1849-1850. After being rescued, as they climbed out of the valley over the Panamint Mountains, one of the pioneers looked back & said, "Goodbye, Death Valley!" Though harsh & desolate, the area possesses a surprising amount of color & remarkable beauty.
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