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Badwater Basin, California

-275 feet, -84 meters

This is a Provisional Peak entered by a registered Peakbagger.com user.
    Peak submitted by: Julie Ann Gregg
This peak, and its information, has not been verified. Editorial staff periodically review all provisional peaks and, as appropriate, move them over to the main peak database.
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)36° 13' 48'' N, 116° 46' 3'' W
36.230116, -116.767609 (Dec Deg)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceCalifornia
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Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered Peakbagger.com users: 70
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Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1985 by Paul Michelson
     1990-08 by Scott Surgent
     1997-07-13 by Dave Covill
     2004-06-23 by Dave Covill
     2005-08-13 by Julie Ann Gregg
     2008-05-02 by Dave Covill
     2016-03-12 by Keaton Reed
     2016-09-16 by Will Thomas
     2017-01-24 by Terry Flood
     2017-05-05 by Stu Frink
     2017-11-02 by Matt Herzfeld
     2018-02-19 by Doug Farquhar
     2018-04-21 by Matt Stewart (GPS Track)
     2018-07-22 by Will Thomas
     2018-07-23 by Will Thomas
     2018-12-07 by Michael Vander Lugt
     2019-05-08 by Spencer Corcoran
     2020-02-16 by Caleb Morris
     2020-03-06 by Edmarc Hedrick (GPS Track)


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Description

This is the ultimate U.S. anti-peak. Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park, California is noted as the lowest point in North America, with an elevation of 282 ft (86 m) below sea level. The actual Low Point is a few miles NW offshore of the parking lot. The road and parking lot are likely around -265 to -270'. The boardwalk may be about -275', and there is a small puddle of shallow water immediately to the right (NE) of the boardwalk that many tourists feel represents "The Low Point". For what it's worth, this is the lowest Paved Road in America, at roughly -270' or so.

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Key Col: -275 ft/-84 m
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