117 degrees in Death Valley
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The 16th of may we left Vegas towards the Death Valley National Park, we noticed the temperature going when we left Vegas. We entered the Valley national park on the south east side riding on highway 178. First stop was Badwater the deepest place of the US 225 feet below seelevel, temperature this day was a 117 degrees Fahrenheit, so pretty hot. We got out of the car and saw an amazing salt area. The air is so dry here that all the water vaporises and leaves the salt behind. We only stayed for 15 minutes here and got back in the comfort of our car with AC. Damn it was hot here.
Second stop was Furnace Creek, were we stopped at a ranch at wich you can also spent the night in the Cabins they have. We also made another phonecall back home. We shot some pictures and left and visited the Death Valley visitors centre.
It took another couple of hours drivin before leaving the Death valley National park on the West of it. It was a great experience, next stop was Bakersfiel California. At the end of the day we drove 656km, the longest drive in one day on this US road trip.