Trip Start Mar 11, 2011
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Once we hit the hills we were amazed that they were ablaze with crazy colours. We hurried out to the highlights to snap a few pics then dashed back to the comfort of the car. Our blood was boiling, almost literally. It was the worst possible season to visit Death Valley. Visit a desert in the heart of summer? What were we thinking? The average minimum in August is 46 deg C and maximum 57. We needed to be careful not to overheat car by overusing the aircon. Good thing Olivier diligently checked the car's water level before we headed off.
The heat in the desert was unbearable
Did you know? There is actually a fish that lives in the desert! It's an endangered species, the tiny pupfish that lives in isolated springs. We're talking water that is 90 degrees F and 5 x as salty as sea water.