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Ridge Route to Telescope Peak, Death Valley NP, CA

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Death Valley at the hottest time of the year? Hiking? Isn't that the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere and where the highest temperatures have been recorded for the entire United States? Yes, Correct, and Right Again! It sounds a little odd, but sometimes the unexpected holds the greatest positive outcome, even if that means hiking in Death Valley NP in the summer.

By Ted Johnson July 8, 2012