Friday, February 13, 2009
Death Valley, Water
Death Valley is not totally dry. A small stream flows just south of Stovepipe Dunes due to underlying bed rock forcing it to the surface. We stopped and explored the area walking on the board walks in search of the Death Valley Pupfish. These tiny fish are the last water residents of when Death Valley was filled by a lake. They can handle extremely hot and salty water. I was not allowed to fish, something about them being endangered species. We didn't even see any. The water doesn't stay on the surface for very long. Evaporation reigns over Death Valley.