Oven mitts and ice: An AP photographer experiences 128-degree heat in Death Valley

  • Article by: CHRIS CARLSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 28, 2013 - 6:00 PM

FURNACE CREEK, Calif. — Associated Press photographer Chris Carlson is no stranger to heat. He grew up just outside Palm Springs, Calif. On Friday, he returned to his desert roots, leaving his home near Los Angeles and driving to the hottest place on earth on one of the hottest days of the year. Below, he describes what it is like to be in triple digit heat in Death Valley:

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