Skip to comments.Getaway Guide: Weekend Road Trip to Death Valley
Posted on 07/08/2012 7:15:50 AM PDT by BenLurkin
Death Valley is, in every sense, a hot bed for travelers. Temperatures reach into triple digits for the better part of the year, but especially in the summer when the record high so far is a flaming 134 degrees. Death Valleys 3,000 square miles of storied and, at times, harsh wilderness exists as part of the Mojave and Colorado Deserts Biosphere Reserve to offer a plethora of exotic lures many Angelenos never realized were located so close yet so far away from urban Tinseltown. Getting There
Situated about 300 miles roughly five hours northeast of downtown Los Angeles via three freeways that run into each other, from Highway 5 to Highway 14 to Highway 395 north near the California/Nevada border, legendary sand dunes, vibrant mountain landscapes, deep volcanic craters and sprawling salt flats are part and parcel to this mysterious outpost, known as the driest, lowest and hottest region in North America.
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Yeah, so is my oven...doesn’t mean I wanna live there. :-) here in the I. E. Gonna be 95 today and 100 on Wednesday. Summer is finally here. One day closer to winter.
Death Valley and Everglades National Park are punishment posts for the Department of the Inferior’s National Park Service.
Either dry out to a husk or be sent to the skeeters who swearm around you to both drain you and keep you from hitting the ground.
PS There is no truth to the rumor that Angela Currey filed rape charges against Everglades skeeters for sexually assaulting a turkey.
PPS There is a persistent rumor that the turkey refused to testify.
I’ve lived and worked in both the ‘nevergladds’ and valley of death.
I enjoyed them both.
I really enjoyed living and working at Scotty’s Castle in the ‘quiet end’ of death valley.
The closest conveniance store was 60 miles away in beaty,NV.
The closest real grocery store and a walmart was north las vegas. 170 miles one way.
The solitude was amazing.
Thank you for the smile this morning. Heat I know, skeeters however are an alien life form around these parts. Oh we get some now and again but they are smart enough to keep out of these parts.
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