This is Why You Don't Go To Death Valley in Monsoon Season

The #1 community for Gun Owners in Texas

Member Benefits:

  • Fewer Ads!
  • Discuss all aspects of firearm ownership
  • Discuss anti-gun legislation
  • Buy, sell, and trade in the classified section
  • Chat with Local gun shops, ranges, trainers & other businesses
  • Discover free outdoor shooting areas
  • View up to date on firearm-related events
  • Share photos & video with other members
  • ...and so much more!
  • gdr_11

    Well-Known
    Rating - 0%
    0   0   0
    Aug 1, 2014
    2,422
    96
    I remember that when the temps hit around 120 in Death Valley all of the German tourists would show up acting like idiots and hiking around the park. I bet now it is the Chinese. In either case, anywhere in the Southwest desert can be a death trap during the monsoons when flash flooding can happen in an instant. My grandson is a police officer outside of Phoenix and he tells me tales of dry underpasses getting 5 ft or water in less than an hour.

    In this case, the floods tore up roads and stranded everyone in the Death Valley park area.

    index.jpg


     

    paknheat

    Active Member
    Rating - 0%
    0   0   0
    Mar 20, 2022
    858
    76
    Texas
    I absolutely loved the way my little area of AZ smelled after a monsoon rain.

    I really miss it there sometimes.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
     

    easy rider

    Fusion Academic
    Lifetime Member
    Rating - 0%
    0   0   0
    Jun 10, 2015
    29,683
    96
    Odessa, Tx
    I remember that when the temps hit around 120 in Death Valley all of the German tourists would show up acting like idiots and hiking around the park. I bet now it is the Chinese. In either case, anywhere in the Southwest desert can be a death trap during the monsoons when flash flooding can happen in an instant. My grandson is a police officer outside of Phoenix and he tells me tales of dry underpasses getting 5 ft or water in less than an hour.

    In this case, the floods tore up roads and stranded everyone in the Death Valley park area.

    View attachment 337562

    I was reading where people were freaking out that Las Vegas flooded. Screams of climate change, and I said to myself huh? In the early 70's, flash floods were pretty much a common thing. There used to be signs in some of the casino parking lots that said 'Park at your own risk, flash flood area'. In fact when I was 16, my buddy had a Willy's Jeep with a wench on it, and we would pull cars out of flooded ravines for a price. Guess who had to swim?

    As far as Death Valley, there used to have signs also stating the dangers of flash flooding. Valleys, like Las Vegas too, means you are at the mercy of the weather in the mountains. Heavy rains in the mountains raises the the risk of flash floods. I'm sure they were told that Death Valley is very dry, good thing they had their water bottles with them, but too bad they weren't told about the risk of too much water due to weather.
     
    Top Bottom