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The Racetrack Playa

The Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park is at the end of a 28 mile rough, dirt road.  This is a very bizarre and mysterious place.  The playa (dry lake bed) has what are called “moving rocks”.  The rocks, some weigh as much as 700 pounds, are found with tracks left in the lake bed.  The lake bed itself is very hard.  Some think that the wind move the rocks after the bed has become wet with rain.  GPS devices have been placed on the rocks and we know that they move, but no one has seen them move.  At any rate, it is great for photography, with the starkness and the leading track lines.  Many are short, some are curved and some are up to 3000 ft long.AT4T0593WM