2017, August, travel

“Timbisha”

 

“Timbisha” is the Shoshone word for Death Valley. The Timbisha Shoshone have lived in Death Valley for over 1,000 years. Trust lands have been set aside where they can live permanently in their ancestral homeland.

Death Valley is now a National Park, Ninety-one percent of which is designated wilderness. Death Valley is the hottest and driest place in North America due to its lack of surface water and low relief. It is so frequently the hottest spot in the United States that many tabulations of the highest daily temperatures in the country omit Death Valley as a matter of course. Today it was 45ºC. Not that it bothered the flies. Every time you stopped the car they would literally cover it. Getting back in was a nightmare, each time you opened the car door they would come in, distracting you as you’re driving along.

I wasn’t sure to upload the video, on reviewing it, it just doesn’t do the park justice, see what you think. Ideally, you need a 360º camera to really do it justice. It is wilderness after all so don’t expect too much. It’s a big park, involving a lot of driving (most of the day actually) but it is well worth a visit.   

 

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