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TRACKS MADE BY SLIDING ROCKS, THE RACETRACK, DEATH VALLEY, CALIFORNIA

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Caption: TRACKS MADE BY SLIDING ROCKS, THE RACETRACK, DEATH VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
Location: The Racetrack, Death Valley, California
Copyright: © Robert & Linda Mitchell
Photographer Code: NAT-DEA-2-1
AGPix ID: AGPix_RoLiMi24_2173
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Comments: Here are seen long tracks made by sliding rocks at The Racetrack, Death Valley, California. Although this playa & its rocks have been studied since the 1940s, no conclusive explanation has yet been made as to the mechanism of the rock movement. No one yet has actually witnessed a rock moving. A mud surface made slick by rain coupled with high wind are believed to play a role. Rocks weighing a little as 1 pound & as much as 1,200+ pounds have been known to move. The longest track known was over one mile.

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