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Photographer's Note

Sometime ago, possibly 12,000 years, the Death Valley region was cooler and wetter. Rain and snow melt from the surrounding mountains created a lake covering the Valley floor 130 kilometers in length and 10 meters deep. Gradually the climate change dried up the lake and left behind crystallized salt, building from three inches to five feet thick.

Today there is a small seasonal pond adjacent to the Badwater Road. It grows in size when above average rainfall occurs. The water reflection is of the Panamint Mountain Range with the tallest point being Telescope Peak at 3,454 meters.

On April 15th when I left Death Valley the temperature high was 92 degrees in Furnace Creek and approximately 96 degrees Fahrenheit at Badwater.

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