Death Valley, California -- PTYS Field Trip

2006 March 29 - April 2
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Red Lake Playa in NW Arizona
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Part of our convoy out onto the playa.
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Giant Desiccation Cracks
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Veronica enjoys the ride.
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First campsite: Joshua Tree forest in NW Arizona.
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Day 2 Lunch stop: Taken near Red Rock Canyon State Park outside of Vegas.
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First stop in Death Valley: on the shores of prehistoric Lake Manly
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Near Mormon Point
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Artists' Pallette, I think ...
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Day 3: on the rim of Ubehebe Crater
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It was a little windy ...
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Ralph attempts to measure the wind. The wind was nearly 10 m/s (about 22.3 mph) and I remember the wind chill being around 33 deg F.
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Racetrack Playa
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at Teakettle Junction
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We discovered a slight tear in one of the tires of our vehicles...
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The survivors of said vehicle: "The Sardine Can"
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Day 4: Salt Creek
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at Ventifact Ridge
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Looking out onto the valley from the top of the ridge
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White on top of mountain: snow. White at bottom of valley: salt.
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Veronica points out a cool rock on Ventifact Ridge.
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at the Devil's Golf Course
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at Badwater Basin. See if you can find the sign for "Sea Level."
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Diana, Veronica, and Catherine with Crusty, the Saltman.
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at Kelso Dune Field
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Cool ripple pattern
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Our shadows say hello.
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Jason attempts to make the sand dunes "fart." But first, he takes Colin down with him.
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Day 5: Amboy Crater
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Impromptu stop with some cool salt crystals forming and dessication cracks as well.
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Yuan with a nice example of salt weathering.
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Adam with some cool "salt-tactites" that he found.
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