The highs as well as the lows. Take it all in good stride. Sometimes, when you need to break away from the city life & urban grind, you find the warm California deserts calling your name. This is North Mojave Desert terrain, harsh as can be. The region will make your ears ring - it's so quiet! Plus all the time & sky & stars to ponder your life, breathe again, sigh again.
Don't plan on seeing all this vast beauty in one trip. No way possible, unless you have a year off to explore. Off-roaders in Panamint Valley, mining camps, ghost towns, cool geology, and discovered the Manson hideout cabin. Saline Hot Springs and sand dunes, stargazing, castles and craters, palm oasis golf course, canyon hikes, abandon mines, stone cabins, plus so much more. Plan on spending a week or more, with 4x4 back routes - if your time is of leisure.
DUH: Death Valley is the hottest spot on the Western Hemisphere. It is common in the summer for temperatures in the valley to reach 120 °F (49 °C). Temps 130 °F or higher have been recorded as recently as 2005. The average July temperature in Death Valley is 101 °F (1961–1990).
description: Death Valley Park - the name alone intrigues us. This entire region made up of N Mohave desert is so beautiful & vast, a few days in an automobile tour hardly does it justice. Plan on spending as much time as possible here. Plan your days around a few activities in one region, make a loop & book lodging accordingly. Don't end up driving across the whole park twice, in 2-3 days, or you'll miss the real beauty of light & landscapes.