Death Valley rangers crack down on hot weather eggs-periments
10:05 AM PDT, July 11, 2013
On a recent visit to Death Valley National Park, as tourists kept watchful eyes on dueling thermometers and temperatures soared near-record highs, Roxanne Melchiori and her family admired the breathtaking badlands.
Then, she said, her 12-year-old daughter sniffed and made a face. It smelled like rotten eggs.
They looked down at their feet and spotted the culprit: an egg cracked open and left sitting on a rock, ostensibly by someone who thought it might just be hot enough to fry one. It looked more “crystallized” than cooked, said Melchiori, an accountant from Rhode Island.
“It was not frying,” Melchiori said. “It was dripping down off the rock. And it was disgusting.”