Racetrack Playa at California’s Death Valley National Park is hard to get to but worth the effort. It is home to the famous sailing or sliding rocks. I’ve posted images of them here before but I wanted to bring a friend for her first visit. The 27 mile highly-washboarded road is teeth rattling but you must take your time.
The Racetrack from about 5 miles away. The elevation gain from one end to the other is a mere 1.5 inches and the Racetrack is almost 3 miles long. That is flat.
The road has views of mountain ridges and blowing sand.
No one really knows when Teakettle Junction got its start but is a quirky site in a quirky park
Lian trying to capture their story.
What probably is the cause
This lake bed gets baked by the summer heat of Death Valley