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To celebrate National Trails Day, June 6, and National Get Outdoors Day, June 13, Death Valley National Park would like to encourage everyone to "Find Your Park" and enjoy the great outdoors. Find Your Park is a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the milestone centennial anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016. It encourages people to find their own personal connections within the network of national parks and public lands.
Although temperatures are heating up in the park, there are many places you can still enjoy and stay cool. Telescope Peak offers views of both Death Valley and Panamint Valley, Dante's View presents spectacular vistas of the Badwater salt flats and beyond, and Scotty's Castle is a surprising 10 degrees cooler than Furnace Creek. Note that temperatures may be high at midday and at lower elevations, so take precautions and limit your time outdoors at lower elevations and always have plenty of water to drink.
National Trails Day is sponsored by the American Hiking Association.
To help plan your trip to Death Valley National Park, go to www.nps.gov/deva, or call 760-786-3200 for more information.-NPS-