when the temperature was 106 degrees. The air conditioner in the car broke down. I discovered the reason for its namesake (ugh was hot)
& dry & good
It's not just a valley as the name would imply. This area has a lot to offer. I'll be back again and again.
Telescope, Rogers, Bennett, Eagle, Thimble, Manly Beacon, Red Cathedral, Golden Canyon Peak, Jubilee, Pyramid, Corkscrew, Funeral, Brown, Sandy, Last Chance, Towne, Tucki, Wildrose, Dry, Tin, Little Ubehebe, Big Ubehebe, Pinto, Panamint Butte, Nelson, Canyon Point, Grapevine, Wahguye, Palmer, Sheephead, Smith, Ibex Peak, Ibex Benchmark, Longridge, Schwaub, Peak 5969, Manly, Needle, Striped Butte, Waucoba, Saline, Sentinel, Porter, Winters, Death Valley Buttes, Chloride Cliff, Boundary BM "Mt Stevens",
Golden, Natural Bridge, Titus, Sidewinder, 20 Mule, Mosaic, Telephone, Cottonwood, Marble, Echo, McElroy, Surprise
Mesquite, Eureka, Ibex, Saline
Ballarat, Panamint City, Chloride City
The Racetrack, Gold Valley, Butte Valley, Saline Valley hotsprings
Beat the storm and got 5 peaks before weather made its move in! Great place for fall and winter hiking!!!
Canyons, small peaks and lots of playing
For the most part we drove through it after climbing Mount Whitney but went for Golden Canyon which is a beautiful area.
Visited for about 4 days around New Year's Day 2009 and for almost a week in early April 2011. Both times we made the fun drive in on Death Valley Road from Big Pine and spent the night at Eureka Dunes prior to heading to U. Crater, Scotty's Castle, Titus/Fall Canyons, Stovepipe Wells area, Badwater-Furnace Creek area. Both times experienced cool/cold/snowy weather. 2011- Tagged an obscure summit near the mining area NE of Eureka Dunes and spent several days camped in a cool canyon out a 4X4 road between Daylight Pass and Chloride City. ...Made it back for more adventures February and April 2012. DVNP may be an annual trip. Darn.
Great place. Super hot, felt like a hotoven!
I've been to Death Valley twice, the first time in January 1999, the second in March 2005. The second was after a very rainy winter and the flowers were incredible!
went from badwater and climbed to the top of dante's view, what a amazing view
We took a day to escape the heat and hiked up to top of Telecscope Peak. What an amazing view... we were able to see Badwater and Mt. Whitney (The lowest and highest parts of the lower 48 states) from the same place. This was an awesome trip and I would definitely recommend it to anyone.
Visited DV as a young child. All I remember was that it was 120 degrees and the visitor center was the only place I wanted to explore because it was cool inside. Will definitely visit again - next time I'll venture outdoors!
And I agree that looking up to the Sea Level sign at Badwater is a unique experience. The last time I was at Badwater, it felt like a blast furnace - a 120 degree wind feels hot.