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Stunning Death Valley Footage of Badwater Basin

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Death Valley is the lowest point in North America. At 282 feet below sea level, it is a surreal landscape that tricks the senses from which you get this stunning Death Valley footage of Badwater Basin. ✅ Explore Great Death Valley Salt Flats Boondocking Tips https://ourbigescape.com/10-great-death-valley-salt-flats-boondocking-tips/ 🔴 SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CHANNEL! Its free! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCui8qQuvNXnj5ssL5Y9nDuA?sub_confirmation=1 DEATH VALLEY HISTORY: Did Death Valley Used to be a Lake? 10,000-12,000 years ago, Death Valley was filled with a huge lake, called Glacial Lake Manly, that was nearly 100 miles long and 600 feet deep. DEATH VALLEY FACTS: Death Valley Badwater Basin has a small natural pool of undrinkable water next to the road. The water comes from a spring. It is called 'Badwater' because people cannot drink the water. This is because so much salt has built up from the basin. What many visitors mistake for snow covering the ground is actually a thick layer of salt on the valley floor. Did Death Valley have water? The water forms temporary lakes after heavy storms. As the water evaporates, minerals concentrate until only the salts remain. WHAT SHOULD I NOT MISS IN DEATH VALLEY? Golden Canyon is made up of these fan-shaped mountains created by the deposits of millions of years of flash floods are a good place for day hikes. It is a great hike with multiple options depending on your hiking comfort level. The hike is accessible both from Badwater Basin road or from Zabriszki Point. WHAT TO SEE AND DO IN DEATH VALLEY? You can hike Golden Canyon, Red Cathedral, Badlands loop and lower Gower Gulch. The duration of the hike(s) are dependent on how far you want to hike. All hikes combined make for a great day hike with beautiful scenery and come in around 8 miles total. These are must see sights in Death Valley. Death Valley Places to See -- This just barely scratches the surface. 1. Sand Dunes near Stovepipe Wells -- 2. Badwater Basin -- 3. The Racetrack -- 4. Zabriskie Point -- 5. Dantes View -- 6. Artist's Drive and Artist's Palette. HOW MANY DAYS SHOULD I SPEND IN DEATH VALLEY? Three days in the park allows you time to see most of its major sights—from Furnace Creek down to Badwater, out to Zabriskie Point and Dante’s View, up to Scotty’s Castle and Ubehebe Crater, and out to the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes and Stovepipe Wells—with a fair amount of time to see other sights along the way and take some great short walks. Death Valley in One Day: If you are short on time, it is suggested that you start to Golden Canyon from Badwater Basin road, hike to Red Cathedral, pick up Golden Canyon trail, cut across the Badlands junction and hike back to your vehicle via Gower Gulch....about 5.5 miles. CAN YOU DRIVE THROUGH DEATH VALLEY? Yes, but you must be prepared and use common sense. With an air conditioned vehicle you can safely tour many of the main sites in Death Valley. Stay on paved roads in summer, and if your car breaks down, stay with it until help arrives. OFF ROADING IN DEATH VALLEY: After a bit more excitement and adventure? 1. Echo Pass and Inyo Mine Loop - Echo Pass and Inyo Mine Loop is a 7.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Death Valley, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for ohv/off road driving and is best used from November until March. 2. Harry Wade Road - Harry Wade Road is a 31.5 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Shoshone, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and ohv/off road driving and is accessible year-round. 3. Echo Canyon to Overlook 4. Echo Canyon Road and Inyo Mine ~~~ Social Media ~~~ 👥 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ARoadtoTravel/ 🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/aroadtotravel 📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourbigescape/ P Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ourbigescape 0:00 Start 0:15 Badwater Basin 3:10 Dante's View 5:42 Golden Canyon
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