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Death Valley Scenic Byway - Sliding Rocks at Racetrack Playa

Death Valley Scenic Byway - Sliding Rocks at Racetrack Playa

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Summary

The original finding aid described this photograph as:

Original Caption: One of the apparent mysteries of Death Valley is that of the sliding rocks on Racetrack Playa. How the rocks slide across the completely level, dry surface is the subject of countless hypotheses.

Location: California

Status: Public domain. Photo from National Park Service
Digital Photographs Relating to America's Byways

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Date

1995 - 2013
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