The devil's golf course. More interesting than the view was the sound. You can easily hear (what I later found out to be) billions of tiny salt crystals bursting and cracking as they expand due to the heat!
#nature #outdoors #deathvalley
Photo by @taylorglenn
// The mysterious moving rocks of Death Valley National Park’s Racetrack playa. For years people were stumped as to how this phenomenon occurs. In basic terms the conditions have to be a perfect combination of precipitation to leave behind enough water, which then freezes, and if there is enough wind the rocks will begin to move across the playa creating these trails in the softened surface. This all happens over very long periods of time and is extremely rare to see. According to the folks at Death Valley NP a team of scientists did in fact witness this happening, solving a decades old mystery. Worth a read in detail on the @deathvalleynps
website. Just another mind blowing thing to learn about on our wonderful planet. Follow @taylorglenn
for more from our national parks and beyond #geology #deathvalley #california
Today, Dawn Lisenby took her first strides in Death Valley, California to run from the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere — Badwater Basin, which sits at 282 feet below sea level — to the tallest summit in the contiguous lower 48 states — Mount Whitney, with an elevation of 14,505 feet.
“Everything I have done has led to this,” she said.
“You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it's better to listen to what it has to say” ♡
Throwback of the USA! Going back in a week for a new roadtrip 😍😍🇺🇸
What are you doing this holiday?
“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.” ♡