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California’s hottest day in 100 years?

Furnace Creek Death Valley National Park in southeastern California may hit 130 F degrees today for the first time in 100 years. The highest temperature ever recorded on earth and officially recognized by international committees of scientists occurred at Greenland Ranch (now called Furnace Creek), Death Valley July 10, 1913 when the thermometer hit 134…

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TBEX Toronto via Death Valley-Part 2

Driving across Panamint Valley I was greeted by Coyote. There are extensive stories about coyote in Native American stories and the symbolism is mentioned here and here.  I read several stories about Coyote in Paiute, Shoshone and Navajo folklore while touring Utah’s National Parks earlier this month. Many years ago I had an intense encounter…

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