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Re: Hottest/ Dryest desert?!! by onaught on 13 June 2005 1:13pm
we were in las vegas during a heatwave
left there and headed back to LA via death valley
went to red rock canyon
stayed the night in a motel in baker
the home of the worlds tallest thermometer

that night was class, eatin in the diner, have a few ice cold drinks...
and seeing a piece of life out there

the waitress her dream was to move to LA, she was hoping to do it in a few years...

felt strange, as next day we drove there in a few hours..

Re: Hottest/ Dryest desert?!! by Treelooney on 7 July 2005 9:53pm
There is a town in Chile called Calama (pronounced calamya) and there is no record of rain EVER falling on this town.
Last year I was in Peru, and there are towns on the Pacific coast such as Huanchaco (sp) where it rains only once every decade. The people can live however, because some of the rivers flow westwards out of the Andes, into the Pacific, so they get their water from those.
I would hate to live in a place like that, because rain is my favourite kind of weather!
Re: Hottest/ Dryest desert?!! by tucsonmike on 30 July 2005 6:10am
The Sonora Desert isn't the dryest. Tucson averages 12 inches of rain a year, double what Las Vegas gets. We have all sorts of plant life. Of course the Saguaro is the greatest and most majestic. The Sonora desert is Arizona from Phoenix south and into Mexico all the way to Hermosillo, the capital of Sonora State.
I have more about this on a blog I set up
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