US-TOURISM-DEATH VALLEY

The Racetrack Playa sailing stones are pictured in Death Valley, California, on April 7, 2019. - The Racetrack is a dry lakebed known for its moving rocks that leave trails on the ground. According to the National Park Service webpage the movement of the rocks requires a combination of events: "First, the playa fills with water...As nighttime temperatures plummet, the pond freezes to form sheets of "windowpane" ice...On sunny days, the ice begins to melt and break up into large floating panels, which light winds drive across the playa pool. The ice sheets shove rocks in front of them and the moving stones leave trails in the soft mud bed below the pool surface." (Photo by Agustin PAULLIER / AFP) (Photo credit should read AGUSTIN PAULLIER/AFP via Getty Images)
The Racetrack Playa sailing stones are pictured in Death Valley, California, on April 7, 2019. - The Racetrack is a dry lakebed known for its moving rocks that leave trails on the ground. According to the National Park Service webpage the movement of the rocks requires a combination of events: "First, the playa fills with water...As nighttime temperatures plummet, the pond freezes to form sheets of "windowpane" ice...On sunny days, the ice begins to melt and break up into large floating panels, which light winds drive across the playa pool. The ice sheets shove rocks in front of them and the moving stones leave trails in the soft mud bed below the pool surface." (Photo by Agustin PAULLIER / AFP) (Photo credit should read AGUSTIN PAULLIER/AFP via Getty Images)
US-TOURISM-DEATH VALLEY
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