Friday, March 1, 2019

Death Valley National Park Ca

Rocky Mountains on Death Valley
Rocky Mountains
Death Valley National Park is a tourist attraction located in California and Nevada, US. This valley became a national park in 1994 the area consists of death valley, northern section of Panamint valley, southern section of Eureka Valley, and most of Saline Valley. The park is designated as wilderness area. This place is organized by US National Park Service System. 

Wild Nature Rocky Mountains on Death Valley
Wild Nature Rocky Mountain
In death valley national park, there are two main valleys, namely death valley and Panamint Valley. The whole Valley was formed more than a few million years ago. The whole Valley is landlocked by a range of mountains marching from North to South.
Death valley national park has a desert climate that is very hot during the day and very cold at night. In summer, the temperature in these places can reach 49 degrees Celsius or even more. While in winter, the temperature at night can be far lower than the freezing temperature of water.
Wild Nature Mountains on Death Valley
Wild Nature Mountains

Landascape of Wild Nature Rock Mountains on Death Valley
Landscape of Wild Nature Rock Mountains
The highest plateau in Death Valley national Park is located in the Panamint range with a peak named Telescope Peak. Telescope Peak has an altitude of 3368 meters.
Death valley has a height of various kinds of which are located below sea level up to high altitude mountains. In addition, this place has an extensive rainfall ranging from 49 mm (in the area of the Valley) up to 380 mm (in the mountains). Rain is very rare in this valley. But when rains happen sometimes very thick and accompanied the storm that caused flooding and resulting in a temporary Lake.
Rocky desert on Death Valley
Rocky desert

sunset trail on Death Valley
sunset trail

sand desert on Death Valley
sand desert
Death valley national park has a complex geological history and variety, i.e:

  • have 2 periods glaciations.
  • have sedimentary formation.
  • having uplifting mountain and  Erupting volcanoes.
  • Right lateral movement along the fault-fault which runs in parallel to and in the basic range (going from 12 million to 4 million years ago).
  • erosion and deflation by wind and water to the East dam West that occurred from 3 million years ago is starting to affect the condition of the Valley
  • According to geologists, the last great Lake that covered most of the Valley is Lake Manly. The Lake began to dry up 10,500 years ago. This Lake is the last of a chain of lakes which are irrigated by the river of the Amargosa and Mojave Rivers, and also the Owens. 
sand desert and mountain on Death Valley
sand desert and mountain
 mountain trail on Death Valley
 mountain trail

green palm tree on Death Valley
green palm tree
In 2005, an anomaly occurred, i.e., wet winter. Wet winter led to the formation of the Lake at badwater basin, which is part of Death Valley. Rainfall is very much on a wet winter led to a new historical record, that is the greatest wildflower season.
A weather anomaly occurred in the year 2015, a very high rainfall led to flooding which caused substantial damage in Death Valley National Park. The incident called the 1000 year flood event.
History shows that the four native American cultures have developed in Death Valley during last 10.000 years. These cultures left mysterious stone patterns in the valley. Developing the new settlement began during the California gold rush. The settlement was founded by Europeans who migrated to the U.S. and inhabit this valley to mine gold. Due to the growing gold mining and waste and not managed properly causing this place became the largest contributor to the world's borax wastes in late 1920.
sand desert on Death Valley
sand desert

landscape of mountain on Death Valley
landscape of mountain
After the era of the gold rush, Death Valley began to also serve as tourist attractions with the flagship tour the landscape unique. The first documented tourist facilities in Death Valley were a set of tent houses built in the 1920s where Stovepipe Wells is now located. Five campgrounds, restrooms, an airplane landing field and picnic facilities were also built. Creation of the monument resulted in a temporary closing of the lands to prospecting and mining.
Wildlife is another attraction of this place. You can find the Grapevine, deer Mule, Cottonwood, Panamint range and Bighorn sheep (a rare species of mountain sheep that exist in isolated bands in the Sierra, and Death Valley). In addition to animals in this place there are plants of interest, i.e. the creosote bushes and mesquite have tap-root systems that grow in the ground to meet the water needs for a year.
 Death Valley National Park Signpost
 Death Valley National Park Signpost

 Landscape of Rock Mountain on Death Valley National Park
 Landscape of Rock Mountain

 Death Valley National Park Signpost
 Death Valley National Park Signpost

 Landscape of Rock Mountain and weed  on Death Valley National Park
 Landscape of Rock Mountain and weed

Badwater Basin Signpost on Death Valley National Park
Badwater Basin Signpost

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