The Sliding Rocks of Racetrack Playa
The Racetrack Playa in Death Valley is world famous among geologists for its unique “sliding rocks”. However, no one has ever seen these sliding rocks in motion, leaving many different theories as to how they ultimately move about the playa.
The San Bernardino County Sun, a newspaper in Southern California, ran a small article in today’s paper about this unique place and the possible theories of the rock’s movement, such as high winds combined with a thin layer of ice during the winter.
For those who don’t know about the Racetrack Playa or have never seen it, Flickr has some wonderful pictures of it, and I also found an interesting blog post about a visit to the Racetrack. Lastly, here’s a link to the location in Google Maps.
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