The story of our visit in Death Valley continues here…
Now , we will go for a short hike to see the Natural bridge. We hiked up the dramatic canyon to see this formation. It was very hot. We did not know yet that we were getting one of the warmest day of our trip !
Death Valley’s dramatic relief is the result of fracturing and tilting of the Earth’s surface which transformed the regions’ once featureless terrain to the spectacular landscape present today.
Another interesting place to see was the Devils Golf Course. We were not going to play golf but have a look at the crystallized salt. It was named after a line in the 1934 National Park Service guide book to Death Valley National Monument, which stated that “Only the devil could play golf” on its surface, due to a rough texture from the large halite salt crystal formations.
One more short hike on that day to see the Golden Canyon. One of the most popular hike in the park. Narrow passageway beneath high colorful hills that ends at sculpted canyon head wall.
Very important to drink as much water as possible on those very hot days.
DVNP, the hottest place on earth. It holds the record : 134 F/ 57C.
Thanks to all for reading and/or commenting . More on DVNP with my next post.