Badwater, Death Valley

 Badwater, Death Valley 

Most of the ride is under sea level, in the hottest/driest place on Earth. This is the lowest point in North America, with a depth of 282 ft (86 m) below sea level. Mount Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous 48 United States, is only 136 km to the northwest. Badwater 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. Death Valley is famous as the hottest place on earth and driest place in North America. The world record highest air temperature of 134°F (57°C) was recorded at Furnace Creek on July 10, 1913. The highest ground temperature recorded was 201° F (94°C) at Furnace Creek on July 15, 1972. Summer temperatures often top 120°F (49°C) in the shade with overnight lows dipping into the 90s°F (mid-30s°C.) Average rainfall is less than 2 inches (5 cm), a fraction of what most deserts receive.


Region: California
City: Inyo County

Distance: 47.05 km
Elevation Gain: 216 m
Elevation Loss: 312 m
Difficulty: 171 (Easy)
FIETS Index: 0.02 FIETS
Avg Grade: %
Max cat climb: 4
Min elevation: -82 m
Max elevation: 13 m
Ride Category: Flat

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Rank Name Date Time Power W/Kg Speed
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