Death Valley is death, certainly. It’s the hottest place in the world and has registered a record 134-degree temperature, often hitting 120 degrees in the summer. Many small towns have boomed and busted in this area during the mining and gold rush days, and a few ghost towns are proof of that. Not many animals, especially ones larger than lizards, survive in this harsh climate.
But Death Valley is also life. What we witnessed there, including the #Superbloom and a day’s worth of rainy, chilly weather, resembled a lot more of what you might call life. Certainly a chance at life, at least.
In addition to chasing the blankets of bright yellow desert flowers, we also hiked a few trails (and earned “Hiking Death Valley” stickers, aw yeah), watched some pretty sunsets, climbed dunes, visited the nearby ghost town of Rhyolite, and lie awake as our tent tried to fight off brutal winds and rain (it lost). We met a few awesome visitors and tried to escape the huge weekend crowds seeking that Superbloom.
We captured most of that here, so be sure to check out our Death Valley video below!
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