The Racetrack Playa

Death Valley National Park
Death Valley National Park

The Racetrack Playa in Death Valley is one of most interesting places I’ve ever seen. These rocks have moved over thousands of years and how they do it is a mystery. Some speculate that when it rains, which is not very often, the clay gets slippery and strong winds move the rocks which weigh up to a couple hundred pounds.   To get there is an adventure as well. Thirty miles on a single lane “road” of volcanic rock.

4 thoughts on “The Racetrack Playa

  1. They weight too much for simple rain to do it. Current thinking is when the clay freezes and then partly melts during high winds. Nobody has seen them move. I sure would love to be the first, but that means being there during the worst weather. Nice clean shot.

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