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Time Lapse Tuesday: The stars in Death Valley with Gavin Heffernan

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Suzanne Leonard
Weather Broadcaster

Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 8:59 AM -

With a name like Death Valley you know this park must have an interesting history.

The land has a raw beauty shaped by extremes, like steady drought and intense summer heat. 

Its record high temperature is 57°C, set on July 10, 1913 at Furnace Creek Ranch.

The name Death Valley comes from a group of pioneers who got lost here in the winter of 1849.

They’re known as ‘The Lost ‘49ers’ -- all but one made it out alive.

Ghost towns, a rich pioneer and mining past and now a popular destination for hiking, camping, and star gazing. 

Today’s Time Lapse travels to California and Nevada’s Death Valley National Park, with filmmaker Gavin Heffernan.

Visit our full time lapse video gallery, and tune in every Tuesday for our newest time lapse video.


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