Except for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, I have visited Death Valley more than any other national park in the US. Death Valley is a land of extremes and lays claim to the highest temperatures (higher that 130 degrees F!), the least amount of rain (think inches per year!), and the lowest elevations below sea level (almost a length of a football field!). Despite these harsh statistics, it is a land of exquisitely delicate beauty.