June 28, 2013 – With a well publicized extreme heat wave bearing down on Nevada, Arizona and California this weekend, there has proven to be a growing interest in potentially bearing witness to the “hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth.” It is well known that Death Valley is one of the hottest places on Earth, and holds the official record for the hottest temperature ever recorded on July 10, 1913 when Furnace Creek recorded a temperature of 134 degrees. While extreme heat is a regular occurrence in Death Valley, temperatures rising to the level of record setting are not. In 1913, there were few people present to witness the event, and as a result there is speculation as to it’s authenticity. That all may change this weekend, when a record-setting heatwave rips through Nevada and California, potentially setting a new record for the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth.
The forecasts of record setting temperatures are being widely publicized in Las Vegas, home to Bindlestiff Tours, an adventure touring company that provides tours to the very spot where the record temperature was recorded in 1913, and may be shattered this weekend. “With temperatures on the Las Vegas strip expected to top 117 for more than three consecutive days, there is a good possibility that the record for the city of 118 may fall. This could potentially pale in comparison to the predictions for Death Valley of 129 degrees for four consecutive days. With this type of sustained heat levels predicted, there is a very good possibility that Death Valley could rise to a temperature of 135 degrees, and set a new record for hottest temperature ever recorded,” a Bindlestiff representative stated on Friday. Coming from a source as familiar with Death Valley as Bindlestiff Tours, the possibility is a very good one.
Although an interest is growing in being physically present at the spot that records the world’s highest temperature, it is not suggested that tourists travel to Death Valley this weekend, as this type of extreme heat can easily result in harm to the human body. Nobody can predict the exact time when the temperature may rise over that 134 degree threshold, and standing around waiting in an extreme condition of this sort is not wise. “If a new record is set, we will be sure to let you know about it during the next tour of Death Valley,” Bindlestiff guides were quoted as saying. “There is no need to experience this kind of thing yourself.” Bindlestiff representatives assured interested parties that the best way to experience the area is through a comfortable guided tour like the ones they provide. Seeing the area that experienced the highest temperature ever recorded, then having lunch and being escorted to the next attraction in an air-conditioned van is a much better way to see the park.
More information on Bindlestiff Tours Death Valley National Park tours are available at their website at http://www.bindlestifftours.com/tours-1-3-days/death-valley/ or by contacting them directly on 1 800 557 6989.