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Death Valley National Park: A Guide to Exploring the Great Outdoors (Exploring)
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Located on California's southeastern border with Nevada, Death Valley National Park is the largest national park in the continental United States and includes the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere. Encompassing nearly 3.4 million acres, it's a land of great mystery, beauty, and natural geological oddities, from the lunar landscape of Zabriskie Point and the dramatic colors of Marble Canyon to the heat-crackling stones at the Devils Golf Course and the shifting sands at Eureka, Panamint, and Death Valley Dunes. A FalconGuide® to Death Valley National Park directs you to thirty of the best drives and hikes in this immense and diverse area, showing you where to go and what to do to get the most out of your visit.
Inside you'll find:
detailed maps and trail information
accurate directions from major access points
information about the area's history, ecology, and geology
safety precautions, and how to cope with the heat
Whether you plan to stay for a day or a week, use A FalconGuide® to Death Valley National Park as your guide.
- Best time of year to visit
- Facilities, fees, and recreational activities
- RV sites and campgrounds
- Nearby points of interest
- Detailed maps of each areaPaddling, biking, bird-watching, camping, rock climbing, hiking, and scenic driving tours are just some of the recreational opportunities in this remarkable national park.
Discover thirty of the best drives and hikes in this remarkable national park so you'll know where to go and what to do to get the most out of your visit.
Experience a land of extremes at Death Valley National Park, where summer temperatures average well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit and the average rainfall is only 1.96 inches a year. Home to plants, animals, and human beings that have adapted themselves to take advantage of its rare atmosphere, Death Valley includes the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere at 282 feet below the level of the sea. This guidebook shows you where to go and what to do to get the most out of your time at Death Valley. You'll find: information on campgrounds; detailed maps and directions; driving tours and nature hikes; zero-impact tips. (6 x 9, 176 pages, b&w photos, maps)
A visit to Death Valley National Park in California does not have to stop with a quick walk to Badwater, the lowest elevation in the Western Hemisphere. Biking, bird watching, camping, rock climbing, hiking, and scenic driving tours abound in this remarkable and ancient landscape. The authors use their years of experience at Death Valley to guide readers to the best recreational opportunities and provide an appreciation of the monument's natural history.
About the Author
Bert and Jane Gildart are hikers, writers, and photographers specializing in outdoor recreation. They live in Bigfork, Montana.
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