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Death Valley Explorer Tour by Tour Trekker
"Your professionally guided Death Valley adventure by Luxury Tour Trekker a one-of-a-kind high-end custom built all terrain vehicle takes you to Death Valley. You'll also pass the The sea level sign - a popular visitor attraction and photo opportunity. Nearly a mile above the Badwater salt flats is Dante's View a classic Death Valley vista. Located just a few miles west of the California–Nevada border near Death Valley National Park no journey to this part of the world would be complete without a visit to this unique and inspiring destination. Then
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Death Valley Explorer Tour by Tour Trekker
"Your professionally guided Death Valley adventure by Luxury Tour Trekker a one-of-a-kind high-end custom built all terrain vehicle takes you to Death Valley. You'll also pass the The sea level sign - a popular visitor attraction and photo opportunity. Nearly a mile above the Badwater salt flats is Dante's View a classic Death Valley vista. Located just a few miles west of the California–Nevada border near Death Valley National Park no journey to this part of the world would be complete without a visit to this unique and inspiring destination. Then
From $265.00
 
Death Valley Explorer Tour by Tour Trekker
"Your professionally guided Death Valley adventure by Luxury Tour Trekker a one-of-a-kind high-end custom built all terrain vehicle takes you to Death Valley. You'll also pass the The sea level sign - a popular visitor attraction and photo opportunity. Nearly a mile above the Badwater salt flats is Dante's View a classic Death Valley vista. Located just a few miles west of the California–Nevada border near Death Valley National Park no journey to this part of the world would be complete without a visit to this unique and inspiring destination. Then
From $265.00

Flora / Fauna Tips (9)

Trees, Bushes and Animals

Although the name Death Valley brings up images of a totally bare place, and part of the park frequently looks that way, there is a variety of life in the park. You may see Kangaroo Rats, large lizards called Chuckwallas and other animals in addition to the snakes, spiders and scorpions. There are also several plants that survive here including Mesquite Trees, Arrowweeds, Desert Holly, and Joshua Trees.

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Basaic
Feb 17, 2010

Desert Spring Blooms

It was a wonderful year for desert blooms because of all the wonderful rainfall we had. Death Valley or for that matter most of California hasn't seen this many wildflowers in a very long time. We had beautiful blooms everywhere! Death Valley hadn't seen this many blooms for almost twenty years. So we ventured out one day since it was still cool in May 2005. I was glad we did, because we couldn't had asked for the most beautiful weather!

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Yaqui
Aug 21, 2005

Devil's Cornfield

Devil's Cornfield is located close to the Stovepipe Wells' Sand Dunes area along Route 190. It's a field covered with isolated clumps of the arrowweed plant separated by stretches of empty sand. They resemble shocks of corn in a harvest field, hence the name of the place. The saline soil of the Death Valley floor creates a harsh environment, but even here you can find plants or rather salt loving plants like the arrowweed which thrive in this place.

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Andraf
Jan 27, 2005

The saltwater pupfish of Death Valley

Salk Creek Death Valley is the only place in the world where the Salk Creek Pupfish live. Some 20.000 years ago when Death Valley was a big fresh water lake there were probably many species of fish that lived here but today only the pupfish remain. The pupfish managed to adapt to the harsh environment related to life in the desert. For example the pupfish is well adapted to high salinity, they can survive in water 2 to 3 times saltier than sea water. You can see the pupfish by walking the 1/2 miles boardwalk which passes through the salk creek. The creek almost dries up in the summer and only a few pools of water remain. Only those fish in deeper pools survive. There were quite a few pupfish visible when we visited, in mid February.

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Andraf
Jan 28, 2005
 
 
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Flower Viewing

On our way down toward Las Vegas we found KOLO TV's reporters out making a TV journal about the flowers this year. What a job. Get to drive around and film this stuff for free.

This television crew seemed to have come out of Hollywood. I heard the reporter talking about being 200 miles from Hollywood in a sea of flowers.

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mcpangie
Mar 24, 2005

Flower Viewing (Making the News)

Anyone from the LA area recognize this reporter? He was standing out in the flowers having fun. Didn't interview me though. Oh well... I guess I don't get my 15 minutes of fame in Hollywood.

All the yellow flowers are called Desert Gold. They were bringing in massove tourist dollars for Death Valley National Park in 2005... a good thing, the park was partially destroyed by the same rains that caused these flowers to blossom this spring. The road was being worked on in March 2005 when I was there.

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mcpangie
Mar 24, 2005

Paint

This image of flowers on the edge of the salt flats with snow-capped peaks across the valley was completed digitally (once I got home). But, I did see several artists sitting out in the flowers painting. I haven't tried to paint myself for many years.

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mcpangie
Mar 24, 2005

Joshua Tree (Yucca Brevifolia)

This tree is probably the most recognizable plant at a distance. Early Mormon settlers named the tree for its outstretched branches, which reminded them of the biblical Joshua praying.

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sunnywong
Sep 12, 2002

Top 5 Death Valley National Park Writers

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Basaic

"Basaic Death Valley National Park Page"
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blueskyjohn

"Death Valley"
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JLBG

"Death Valley ? No, a valley of flowers !"
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Yaqui

"~ Blooming with life!~"
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SteveOSF

"Into the Valley of Death..."
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The inhabitants


Meet the little creatures that live in this world. Amazing how they can survive in this heat. The sand is so hot, that is was burning my feet.

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sim1
Sep 11, 2002

Things to Do Near Death Valley National Park

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Scottys Castle

Walter Scott also known as Scotty began living in the castle after Albert Johnson past away. Scotty died in 1954. He had become a bit of a tourist attraction himself and frequently allowed people to...
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Dante's View

This is one long drive to get to a pretty good view of the Badwater Basin. The last section is very steep but it is paved all the way. Vehicles with trailers are prohibited because of the tight turns...
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Titus Canyon

Titus Canyon Road is a one way dirt road that starts just outside the east side of the park on Rt 374 and exits on Scotty's Castle road. This is a beautiful canyon that cuts its way through the...
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Zabriske's Point

Zabriskie Point oversees I beautiful colored canyon with great erosion lines. Many people visit this point because of it's proximity to Furnace Creek. The point was named after Christian Brevoort...
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Artist's Drive

Artist's Drive is a 9 mile (one way) road through Death Valley's most colorful scenery. As of November, 2004, the Artist's Drive road remained closed due to the damage from the summer floods, and was...
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