scare you off.
Death Valley is a wild, cerebral, silent (when the wind's not howling) National Park. I think it's one of America's finest. It's also the largest national park in the lower 48, so fill that gas tank up before you descend below sea level.
It's a weird weather marvel too.
There's years when not even a spits worth of moisture falls here.
And talk about heat! OY! It gets Hades Hot! The highest recorded ground temperature was 201 degrees at appropriately named Furnace Creek. On that day the air temperature was a balmy 128. Don't go barefoot here.
I'm going to chill at Furnace Creek for about a week.
There's Christmas lights at the resort, but no shopping mall Santa's.
Sorry No Ho Ho Ho.
Good night from 192 feet below sea level,