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Postby mrfish » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:14 am

Death Valley Recognized For Hottest Temperature Ever :diablo:
Just want to repeat the recent news about Death Valley recapturing the world record for being the hottest place on the planet. Here are some links from the old forum:
The record reading at Greenland Ranch, now known as Furnace Creek Ranch, occurred during a particularly hot spell from July 8-14, 1913. It was later described by George H. Wilson of the Weather Bureau as "probably the most remarkable authentic record of high shade temperatures ever made." During this seven day period the maximum temperature reached at least 127° F each day, with three days 130° F or above, and never fell below 85° F.

LINK: http://www.nps.gov/applications/digest/headline.cfm?type=Announcements&id=12742
GREAT VIDEO: http://www.wunderground.com/deadheat
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Re: Death Valley News

Postby BoraxBill » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:31 am

mrfish wrote: Death Valley Recognized For Hottest Temperature Ever :diablo:
Just want to repeat the recent news about Death Valley recapturing the world record for being the hottest place on the planet. Here are some links from the old forum:
The record reading at Greenland Ranch, now known as Furnace Creek Ranch, occurred during a particularly hot spell from July 8-14, 1913. It was later described by George H. Wilson of the Weather Bureau as "probably the most remarkable authentic record of high shade temperatures ever made." During this seven day period the maximum temperature reached at least 127° F each day, with three days 130° F or above, and never fell below 85° F.

LINK: http://www.nps.gov/applications/digest/headline.cfm?type=Announcements&id=12742
GREAT VIDEO: http://www.wunderground.com/deadheat

It may be hotter than hell, but at least it's a dry heat! :laugh:
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Postby BoraxBill » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:33 am

20 Mule Team Death Valley
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Postby cactuspete » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:27 am

20-mule team demonstration scheduled in Death Valley
This event might be interesting for people who are history buffs especially!
This weekend, a recreation of the mule teams that transported borax from Death Valley to Mojave, Calif., will be shown for the reopening of the Visitors Center at Furnace Creek at 1 p.m. Sunday. Terry Baldino, chief of interpretation for Death Valley National Park, said the 20-mule team will stay at Furnace Creek all next week at the request of organizers of the 63rd Annual Death Valley 49ers Encampment Nov. 7-11, an event that features an old time pickin’ and fiddle contest, parade, prospector’s race, art show and costume contest.

LINK: http://pvtimes.com/news/20-mule-team-demonstration-scheduled-in-death-valley/
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Postby sandman » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:27 am

Winter is a Great Time of Year to Play in Delightful Death Valley, California
We often forget how lucky we are to live so close to DVNP! :thumb:
The park’s depth, shape and minimal plant cover all contribute to the its extreme temperatures. Death Valley’s elevation changes are dramatic. From the top of Telescope Peak to the west to Badwater at the bottom of the valley, there is an elevation change of more than 11,000 feet – roughly twice the depth of the Grand Canyon.

LINK: http://www.travelvideo.tv/news/united-states-west/01-04-2013/winter-is-a-great-time-of-year-to-play-in-delightful-death-valley-california
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Postby wildrose » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:31 pm

Kathy Billings Named as New Superintendent for Death Valley NP
Sounds like this woman is highly qualified for the position. Lots of experience and a degree from UCLA on top of that!
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During her career of 29 years, Kathy has worked and lived at national parks located in all four deserts of the United States, including Big Bend National Park in the Chihuahuan Desert; Joshua Tree National Park in the Mojave Desert; Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in the Sonoran Desert; and Great Basin National Park in the Great Basin Desert. She has served as superintendent at USS Arizona Memorial (now World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument), Great Basin National Park, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, and Pecos National Historical Park.

LINK: http://www.nps.gov/deva/parknews/deva-new-superintendent.htm
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Postby CactusHugger » Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:30 am

ABC’s 20/20 recounts ladies’ 2010 Death Valley ordeal
Not sure why these ladies put so much faith in their GPS navigation system. Maybe they don't know how to read maps!
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“We filmed in Death Valley for four days, including in Saline Valley at the campground,” said Antrim. The three women were found at a private camp belonging to Marilyn Moyer and Peder Samuelson, of Atherton, Calif. The couple owned trailers and a sleeping porch tucked away in a grove of trees where Cooper and the girls sought refuge from the blistering heat. Their car had also run out of gas. In the original interview, Cooper said she and the girls had to “break into one trailer. We saw a radio sitting on a table through the window and thought maybe we could call for help.

LINK: http://pvtimes.com/news/abcs-2020-recounts-ladies-2010-death-valley-ordeal/
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Postby blackturtle.us » Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:02 pm

GPS Astray: Lost in Death Valley :smack:
Here's the 20/20 video:
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Postby sandman » Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:42 pm

CactusHugger wrote:ABC’s 20/20 recounts ladies’ 2010 Death Valley ordeal
Not sure why these ladies put so much faith in their GPS navigation system. Maybe they don't know how to read maps!
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“We filmed in Death Valley for four days, including in Saline Valley at the campground,” said Antrim. The three women were found at a private camp belonging to Marilyn Moyer and Peder Samuelson, of Atherton, Calif. The couple owned trailers and a sleeping porch tucked away in a grove of trees where Cooper and the girls sought refuge from the blistering heat. Their car had also run out of gas. In the original interview, Cooper said she and the girls had to “break into one trailer. We saw a radio sitting on a table through the window and thought maybe we could call for help.

LINK: http://pvtimes.com/news/abcs-2020-recounts-ladies-2010-death-valley-ordeal/

Makes you wonder how anyone could be so damn dumb! To just sit there and stupidly do whatever the GPS unit says when the logical thing would have been to just go back out the way they came in is mind boggling! I just don't understand how anyone could do something that stupid!
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Re: Death Valley News

Postby wildrose » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:14 am

BLM manager responds to enforcement questions
I think most people realize that it is illegal to collect bottles, cans, arrowheads, or any other item which can in any way be considered to be an artifact. That includes removing mine timbers, old rusty pipes, square nails, etc. This also applies to sheep horns, antlers, and all sorts of items that selfish people often collect. On BLM land it is permissible to collect rocks, but not so on National Park land. I'm pretty sure that most people who aren't cognitively impaired already realize this, but apparently, based on the contents of this article, there are a few braindead individuals who are clueless!
The Antiquities Act of 1906 says objects 100 years or older must stay where they are. Lovato said the National Historic Preservation Act protects items 50 years old or more. She said BLM protects these items while they are under consideration for the National Register.

LINK: http://www.sierrawave.net/23760/blm-manager-responds/
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