Monday, January 23, 2012

282 Smiles Below Sea Level

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Although my Death Valley trip was far from my visions of “glamping”, I survived. The temperature at night dropped down into the low 40s but I made sure to pack the essentials which included: thermal leggings, wool gloves, pocket warmers, an air mattress (imperative) and a zero degree sleeping bag. The temperature during the day was around 75 degrees, which made it great for hiking and exploring. We played in and around ancient rock formations, rolled down sand dunes (actually, just one did), and walked on the salt flats of Badwater Basin, which happens to be the lowest point in North America at a whopping 282 feet below sea level. However, I am kind of glad to be back in my own home Not smelling of dust and campfire.

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