Friday, September 25, 2009

slip and slide



One of the most interesting mysteries of Death Valley National Park is the sliding rocks at Racetrack Playa (a playa is a dry lake bed). These rocks can be found on the floor of the playa with long trails behind them. Somehow these rocks slide across the playa, cutting a furrow in the sediment as they move. - Geology.com

Also, who knew cracked mud could look so pretty and cobblestone-esque?

3 comments:

Sal said...

Crazy. And SUPER cool.

miss a. said...

Images that look like spores creep me out. They never used to, but now they really do.

ryan manning said...

hot