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Racetrack Playa, Death Valley

Racetrack Playa is a dry lakebed, best known for its strange moving rocks. From the website: “The road to the Racetrack is rough, and good tires, 4×4 and high clearance are usually required. Standard rental vehicles are not recommended, and often get flat tires. Use extreme caution on this road in the summer heat. There…read more »

Racetrack Playa is a dry lakebed, best known for its strange moving rocks. From the website: “The road to the Racetrack is rough, and good tires, 4×4 and high clearance are usually required. Standard rental vehicles are not recommended, and often get flat tires. Use extreme caution on this road in the summer heat. There is no cell phone coverage in the area. Drive time from Furnace Creek is at least 3.5 hours each way.” A stargazers writes: “It is one of the few places I have visited in my life where I could actually hear a pin drop and see the Milky Way just be looking up. Excepting for the valley walls you will have an awesome experience with just your eyes or a telescope. Low light pollution, exotic location, and as quiet as a person can experience.”

Deborah Byrd

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