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Death Valley National Park

Just east of the snow-packed Sierra Nevada lies the hottest, lowest, driest, and largest National Park in the lower 48. Cool weather visitors are …

The World's Hardest Endurance Race

Last October, a 51-year-old Italian named Giorgio Alessi became the world’s first Uberman. He completed a swim that was the equivalent of crossing the English Channel. Then he biked a distance that worked out to roughly five stages of the Tour de France. Finally, he ran the length of five …

Lost in Death Valley with Alessandro Guida

Italian PhotographerAlessandro Guida takes us on a journey to California with his hypnotic photographic series called <i>Death Valley</i>. The immense desert …

Death Valley

Opinion: AB 1000 Would Protect California’s Deserts From Trump

Title<p>Opinion: AB 1000 Would Protect California’s Deserts From Trump<p>Former State Senator Fran Pavley is author of the state's landmark Sustainable …

Forests

Powerful storm sends dumpsters tumbling, roof flying in Death Valley National Park

A powerful storm swept through Death Valley National Park on Monday evening, producing strong winds that sent dumpsters tumbling down the road and the roof of a historic building flying.<p>The heavy gusts lasted only 10 minutes, but the National Park Service estimated winds were blowing up to 100 …

National Parks

What Is It Like To Visit Death Valley In the Summer?

If you ever wanted to see what intense heat felt like, try out a visit to Death Valley in the summer! Here is what you can expect - and even see what …

National Parks

After tons of flood debris is removed, Artist's Drive reopens in Death Valley National Park

Artist's Drive, a popular visitor attraction in Death Valley National Park, has reopened about a month after a flash flood caused heavy damage.<p>The nine-mile drive, which is off Badwater Road south of Furnace Creek, reopened Saturday after crews removed an estimated 8,000 tons of debris left behind …

Death Valley’s Hottest Hotels

<i>PHOTO: Mineral-fed pool at the Inn at Furnace Creek. (Photo courtesy of Furnace Creek Resort)</i><p>For such a desolate location, Death Valley has a variety …

The Best of Death Valley National Park

<i>Friends share a moment atop the Mesquite Dunes at Death Valley. Credit: Jonathan Irish</i><p>With names of iconic locations like Badwater, Funeral Mountain, the Devil's Golf Course, and <i>Death</i> right in the name of the parkland, it's clear that this landscape on the California/Nevada state line was a torment …

Death Valley Floods Swallow Roadways

Death Valley received five inches of rain in three hours to help make October 2015 its wettest October on record.

The “Castle” in the Middle of Death Valley

If you happen to stumble upon the onetime residence of Albert Mussey Johnson while visiting Death Valley, you might briefly wonder if you’re …

Real Estate

Hell on Wheels: My Motorcycle Trek Across Death Valley

One man's harrowing journey through a desert wasteland straight out of Mad Max.<p>172<p>SHARES<p>It's a gorgeous December afternoon in Death Valley and I’m …

Best Hikes in Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park<p>The best hikes in Death Valley National Park will make you wonder why you ever wanted to go out in the heat. This massive …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

5 experiences you have to have in Death Valley

1. “Half the park is after dark.”<p>Seeing the stars can be tricky as the bright lights of big cities eclipse the constellations in most places and make …

Cleanup underway at Death Valley National Park after '1,000-year rain event'

The winds kicked up Monday afternoon in Death Valley but it was still a warm and pleasant day, unlike Oct. 18 when powerful storms caused flash …

A Large Lake Fills the Bottom of Death Valley; 1000 Year Flood Damages Scotty's Castle

Death Valley's roads, facilities, and power and water lines were heavily damaged by flash floods from a series of storms in October. Scotty's Castle, …

Weather

Arches vs. Canyonlands: The rocky relationship of two national parks

A sign at Arches National Park features a quote that reads: “Let the people walk.”<p>It’s a line taken from Ed Abbey’s 1968 nature writing classic …

Belgian Adventurer Becomes First Person to Cross Death Valley Solo and Unsupported

History was made in Death Valley a few days back when Belgian explorer and adventurer Louis-Philippe Loncke completed the first ever solo, …

Hiking

Death Valley Flooding Provides Yet Another Alarming El Niño Preview

A 1,000-year flood that rearranged boulders and buckled roads in Death Valley is the latest chilling window into how poorly prepared California is …

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Meet America’s most extreme national park: Death Valley

When it comes to adjectives, special doesn’t even begin to do Death Valley justice. Like its 58 other national park counterparts, Death Valley National Park boasts stunning scenery, fascinating wildlife and unique geological features. But this expanse of federal property on the border of …

The Mystery of the Death Valley Sailing Rocks Has Finally Been Solved

Remember those crazy rocks that were mysteriously sliding along the Death Valley floor when no one was watching? Someone finally caught the stones in …

Daily hits and misses in pop culture

Death Valley for GONE – by David Walter Banks

L.A.-based photographer David Walter Banks shares photos of the Death Valley in California.<p>For me, it is a dream request to hit the road through …

Death Valley

How to Survive 7 Days in Death Valley

Can you actually enjoy a week in America's harshest environment? We were dying to find out, so went for it full throttle.<p><b>This is Luke Galyan's idea of fun:</b> Take two novices on a canyoneering trip in California's Death Valley National Park. From a diabolical lineup of gorges-Bad, Hades, Styx-choose …

Hiking

Testing out Nikon's new astro camera in Death Valley

I stood on Dante’s Peak in the dead of night, alone except for the stars. They were twinkling like the lights of Los Angeles from 30,000 feet. It was …

From a Wheelchair to Walking Death Valley—One Adventurer’s Incredible Comeback

Adventure<p>The sun’s welcome front was advancing, spilling into each successive crack in the dry lake bed until it reached Aaron, still cinched up in his sleeping bag. This was the dawning of day two in the Mojave Desert. Sixteen years ago Aaron had a motocross accident that left him paralyzed, never …

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Death Valley National Park Travel Guide - Expert Picks for your Death Valley National Park Vacation | Fodor's

The desert is no Disneyland. With its scorching summer heat and vast, sparsely populated tracts of land, it's not often at the top of the list when …

Con artist builds a crooked road in Death Valley

<i>Feb. 9, 1969: Death Valley naturalist Dwight Warren checks a portion of Titus Canyon Road, which had been closed by a cloudburst.</i><p>This photo by staff photographer Frank Q. Brown was published in the Feb. 21, 1969, Los Angeles Times.<p>The history of Titus Canyon Road was explained in a May 22, 1977, …