Adventures of Death Valley National Park

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This summer, Alice decided that she was going to go to Death Valley National Park in California. There was only one problem. When Alice asked her parents if she could go, they said no. Alice could only go if she could find at least two friends to go with her. Alice asked her two best friends, Lea and Rachel. They said yes! Alice was so excited, “This is going to be the best summer ever!”

The three girls met up together at Alice’s house to discuss what they were going to need to pack. “What is the weather like so I know what to pack,” Rachel questioned Alice? Well, since the climate is arid and hot, with dry air masses trapped in the valley because there are mountains on both sides, you would probably need shorts and a tank top to keep cool. “Probably, you will need shorts, tank tops, hiking shoes, sunscreen, and sunglasses,” Alice replied. “A hat too,” Lea inquired? Alice answered, “Yes.” Alice’s friends didn’t really know what Death Valley was or why it was called Death Valley so she gave a little detail about it. “Death Valley is the lowest point on the contiguous U.S, which is 282 feet below sea level. Death Valley is located near the highest point on the contiguous U.S., which is about 76 miles away. On February 11, 1933, President Herbert Hoover made Death Valley a national monument and in 1944 Death Valley was re-designated as a national park,” Alice told the girls. After the girls finished packing, they went to sleep and the next day, they drove to

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