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Death Valley - A Natural Geologic Museum
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Death Valley National Park is the largest American national park outside of Alaska.
Over 130 miles long, but only around 12 miles wide, it is world renowned for its colorful and complex geology. Its extremes of elevation support a great diversity of life, and provide a natural geologic museum that represents a substantial portion of the earth's history. Ninety-five percent of the park's 3.4 million acres is wilderness, providing unique opportunities for quiet, solitude and primitive adventure. Daily summer temperatures of 120 °F (49 °C) or greater are common, as well as below freezing nightly temperatures in the winter.
This region is also the ancestral homeland of the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe. The Timbisha took advantage of the natural order of this region, establishing a pattern of life in concert with nature.
Expect beautiful skies, incredible textures, intense colors and, blistering heat. Death Valley is a great reminder of how precious, sensitive and beautiful our planet is.
April 12th, 2011
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