The Racetrack Playa, Photo Gallery, Death Valley National Park, California
The Racetrack Playa
Death Valley National Park
The Racetrack is a Playa, or dry lake bed. Fine mud and silt occasionally wash down from surrounding hills and become suspended in a shallow, temporary lake with no natural outlet. These particles settle evenly over the lake bottom, maintaining a level surface as the water evaporates; such makes playas the flattest natural surface on earth. Unique to this playa - and origin of its moniker - are the improbable moving rocks across its surface.
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