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Posted by: budgettravel in California, Fun Activity, Hikes, Interesting Natural Feature, United States of America 7 months, 1 week ago
This hike was an exciting one, though short in distance. The trailhead we took was off the parking lot loop (Not the picnic area) which led us past some petroglyphs, over some short desert brush, and under giant light colored rocks dotted with many many holes.
Posted by: budgettravel in California, Hikes, History, Interesting Natural Feature, United States of America 7 months, 2 weeks ago
If you are looking for an otherworldly landscape, this is the place for you. A skyline made up of about 500 tall tufa spires dotted the barren landscape as we walked in an ancient dry lakebed named Searle Lake. Searle Lake was one of many lakes filled with glacial meltwater connecting the Sierra Nevada to Death Valley as glaciers melted from the Sierra Nevada mountain range. According to one of the information boards, half of all of earth's minerals are found on this lake bed, one of which is trona, the park's namesake.