Death Valley Dunes

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After a cool and rainy spring and early summer one year, one July morning I suggested to my family that we go somewhere “warm and dry.” When I suggested Death Valley, my wife asked, “Why would anyone in their right mind go to one of the hottest and driest┬áplaces on the planet at the hottest time of the year?” Why not? I spent a week exploring Death Valley and the surrounding mountains in 120+ degree heat, loving every minute of it.