The Adventure Continues… Life in Death Valley
He didn’t have to look too hard to find all sorts of examples of life when Huell visited Death Valley National Park for the first time. This Classic episode of California’s Gold originally aired back in June 1995. I’ve previously featured an hour-long episode entitled “Springtime in Death Valley,” but it was filmed ten years later, in the spring of 2005. Death Valley was originally designated a National Monument in 1933; it wasn’t until 1994 that it became a National Park. I’m fairly sure I wouldn’t want to brave the scorching summer temperatures in this unique landscape which now spans more than 3 million acres. But after watching this episode, I think a springtime visit might just be worth adding to my bucket list.
Huell discovers that even though it’s thought of as one of the bleakest and most desolate places in the world, Death Valley can be beautiful. Contrary to its name, Death Valley is host to a wide variety of life, from the prehistoric pupfish to stunning miniature wildflowers and much more!