Death Valley National Park, California

Badwater Area

salt plain at Badwater


Salt Crystal

Natural Bridge

Dry fall beyond the Natural Bridge

Artist's palette

on the pallete

Salt crystal covers sizzling plane. Harsh summer temperature goes up more than 122 F (50 C). Bad water locates at the lowest place (-280 feet /- 85 m) in the western hemisphere. Bad water is also the hottest place in the northern hemisphere.

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