The seven natural wonders of America. Part 1

Death Valley (California) 
Death Valley is a 250 km valley between two Californian mountain ranges. It is the hottest and the lowest place in the USA, and at one famous point-Badwater Basin - you arrive at the lowest place in the western hemisphere (86 meters below sea level). Summer temperatures in Death Valley can reach 54 °C, and for several months of the year, the average night-time temperature is over 27 °C. 

Giant Redwood and Bristlecone Pine Trees (California) 
General Sherman, a giant redwood tree in the Sequoia National Park measuring 84 meters tall, is the largest plant in the world. It is also 3,000 years old, but it isn't the oldest tree in the world! That's also in California. The bristlecone pine grows in the White Mountains, and it is the oldest living thing on earth. The most famous, named Methuselah, is over 4,000 years old. 


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