Day Three.  The dunes, Ubehebe Crater and the Racetrack, with a couple of botanical stops in between.

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                                  The sand moves...

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... and so do the snakes.



 

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                                 Hardpan with sand - filled mudcracks.


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Fine stratification along the crest of a large star dune.          The group enjoys the view from the top of the biggest dune in the area.


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 Ashley elucidates the formation of Ubehebe Crater.


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Paintbrush and goldencup along the road to the Racetrack



 

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 Perhaps these rocks saw the sand and the snakes move and thought, 'we can do that too.'  The Racetrack.
 

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The three large rocks in this photo appear to have followed perfectly parallel paths.  Perhaps they were imbedded in a single sheet of ice.
 

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