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David Bert takes us on a hike through Titus Canyon at Death Valley National Park. As the park guide explains, most of the plants stick, sting or stink.
Alan Van Volkenburg,
Park Ranger, Death Valley National Park... ''I want to welcome you all here to
Death Valley National Park. My name is Alan Van Volkenburg and today we're going
to head into Titus Canyon. Into the narrows of the canyon to learn about the
Death Valley National Park is not a place where you normally think about 'Life'. Instead most people conger up images of places like Badwater, the Devils golf course, and Dante's view. Great expanses of apparent nothingness. So what could a visitor expect to see and learn on a Ranger-lead plant hike?
Alan Van Volkenburg, Park Ranger, Death Valley National Park...''Well I mean it's the survival aspect. I mean Death Valley, it's named that because pioneers that were stuck down here in 1849 thought they were going to die, but they survived. And I think that's the big story of Death Valley, how things can survive the extremes that nature's dealt out here. The extremes of heat, the extremes of dryness...The fact that anything could survive here alone is kind of the amazing bit of Death Valley National Park.''
Death Valley National Park has daily ranger-conducted activities such as guided hikes and informative talks at the visitors center.
For more information call 760-786-3200.