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120°, Death Valley National Park, California, United States


Photograph by Daniel Traner

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While it was 120 degrees in the early part of July, I visited this park against most people’s better wishes. The colors were beautiful in the vibrant sun.

The hottest and driest national park in the United States, Death Valley National Park protects the northwestern corner of the Mojave Desert. On July 10th, 1913 the highest temperature ever recorded anywhere in North America was measured at the Weather Bureau’s observation station in the park at Greenland Ranch – an incredible 134 °F. A land of extremes, daily temperatures of over 120°F are common during the summer, and in the winter, the temperature at night often dip below freezing. 

 

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