UPDATED 6:13 PM PT – Saturday, July 31, 2021
Rangers in California’s Death Valley National park have continued to warn of extreme temperatures. A 68-year-old man, who was believed to have set off on a 12-mile hike across the Salt Flats, was found dead earlier this week.
Officials believe the man embarked on his journey as the region hit nearly 120 degrees, with up to 91 percent humidity. Park rangers have urged summer visitors only hike before 10 am or at high elevations as temperatures hit 130 degrees earlier this month.
Death Valley High Temp
Death Valley’s high temperature today was 128F (53.3C) reached at 4:11pm.
— NWS Las Vegas (@NWSVegas) July 12, 2021
Meanwhile, officials remind all visitors to drink plenty of water, eat snacks and stay close to an air-conditioned vehicle or building.