The hottest place on the planet
• The hottest place on the planet
As long as our players give heat to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and in the middle part of Russia set the warm summer weather, it's time to show you what a real hot.
Death Valley is located in California. Over the past 12 months I have been there twice. This intermountain depression has long been considered one of the hottest places on the planet. In addition to the harsh climate, Death Valley is also known is located on its territory depression Badwater, the depth of which is 86 meters below sea level, making it the lowest point of the earth's surface in North America. In this case, only 136 km away from the cavity is the highest point in the continental United States - Mount Whitney (4421 m above sea level).
The highest temperature in Death Valley (56.7 ° C) was recorded July 10, 1913. It is the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth. On this occasion, there are discussions, as there is another place on the planet, in Libya, where the temperature rose to 58 degrees Celsius. However, the measurements were not made in accordance with the terms of the official record locking.
The name of this national park as it were pre-warned tourists that they can expect in the difficult journey. The harsh and very hot desert, where daytime temperatures sometimes become deadly to all life. Many compare Death Valley with a living hell on Earth. Indeed, almost immediately it gives the impression that this ascetic, lifeless and frightening place descended from the pages of the Old Testament.
To get here you must either by car, or as part of a tour group. It is very convenient to plan a day trip from Las Vegas, as we did. Distance from Vegas to Death Valley about 200 km.
Death Valley from above resembles a frozen white valley. White shade it gives salt deposits. The thing is that before there was an ancient salt lake Manley, later it was dry and saline was:
As I said, Now Death Valley is a National Park, USA. Here, we take all the security measures, but is not safe for a long time here to this day. There are documented cases of death and mysterious disappearances. Someone it binds to the mysticism of someone in violation of the rules of visiting this adventure park:
Various signs urging to be careful and not to visit this place in the middle of the day baked:
In addition to most of the valley, the tourists are popular hills and plateaus that surround this place. In addition to the elevated position offering impressive views and a little cooler here:
down into the valley itself. One of the attractions is called "Devil's Golf Course" (Devil's Golf Course). In fact, it's the bottom of the long-vanished lake:
The field consists of spiky salt crystals, so walk on it should pig carefully and watch your step, because a fall can get hurt badly:
Another great stopping point in Death Valley - Badwater (bad water):
In this place there is a pool, a water collecting multiple small springs, but the accumulation of salts in this place is so large that water does not have time to fully vaporize:
If you raise the mind up, then on the cliff you can see the mark of the sea level. Yes Yes. This is where the United States is the lowest geographic point:
This is one of the most popular tourist spots. People come here not only for the sake of a small pool and benchmarks. They go on the hot salt deep into the valley to see something more impressive:
After about one kilometer to the center of the valley, we find ourselves in a futuristic reality:
The valley is cut up salt polyhedra. They are so numerous that they merge on the horizon:
If you decide to visit this place, make sure you stock up on water and sunblock, and nerves of steel. Do not forget the sunglasses and a hat. Here, the present inferno.
Nothing like I had not seen before. Other planet. Not surprisingly, there were filming episodes for various science fiction films such as "Star Wars":
Check inspection Nat. park "Valley of Death" is best in the evening. At the exit there is a place with real sand dunes. Sunset light will help you make great pictures: