Badwater Basin - Death Valley National Park, CA
Posted by: bluesnote
N 36° 13.765 W 116° 46.046
11S E 520899 N 4009419
Quick Description: This is the lowest waymark in North America!
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 2/22/2012 5:54:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMDTEN
You are standing 282 feet below sea level. If you look behind you, you can see a sign that says sea level on it. This is the lowest place on the continent! You can get as much salt as you want. You can even get on the ground and lick it, like my son did, but I don't recommend it. During the spring time, this place is flooded. During the winter and summer, it is all salt. You can walk out for however long you want to, but remember to bring lots of water.
"Badwater Basin is an endorheic basin in Death Valley National Park, Death Valley, Inyo County, California, noted as the lowest point in North America, with an elevation of 282 ft (86 m) below sea level. Mount Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous 48 states, is only 84.6 miles (136 km) to the WNW The site itself consists of a small spring-fed pool of "bad water" next to the road in a sink; the accumulated salts of the surrounding basin make it undrinkable, thus giving it the name. The pool does have animal and plant life, including pickleweed, aquatic insects, and the Badwater snail." wikipedia
Program: America's Byways
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Official Name: Take a Trip to Devilish Death Valley
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