These are the “sliding rocks” or “sailing stones” of Death Valley. First documented by miners back in the 1900s, these rocks range from pebbles to 600-pound (272-kilogram) boulders and seem to move of their own accord.

These are the “sliding rocks” or “sailing stones” of Death Valley. First documented by miners back in the 1900s, these rocks range from pebbles to 600-pound (272-kilogram) boulders and seem to move of their own accord.

The Sailing Stones of Racetrack Playa | Atlas Obscura

The Sailing Stones of Racetrack Playa

The Sailing Stones of Racetrack Playa | Atlas Obscura

The Sailing Stones of Racetrack Playa – Inyo, California | Atlas Obscura

The Sailing Stones of Racetrack Playa

The Sailing Stones of Racetrack Playa – Inyo, California | Atlas Obscura

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Death Valley, Milky Way and sailing stone - from wikipedia article on sailing stones.

Death Valley, Milky Way and sailing stone - from wikipedia article on sailing stones.

'Sailing Stones' in Death Valley ~ These stones move, leaving tracks in the desert.

'Sailing Stones' in Death Valley ~ These stones move, leaving tracks in the desert.

The stones of Racetrack Playa leave trails of movement, yet no one has ever seen them move.

The Sailing Stones of Racetrack Playa

The stones of Racetrack Playa leave trails of movement, yet no one has ever seen them move.

Located in one of the flattest places on the face of this planet are the strange and unexplained Sailing Stones of Racetrack Playa, Death Valley, California. Once a year the "Playa" or flat desert pan experiences short winter rains and becomes slippery as the hexagonal desert floor turns back to mud. During this time the boulders and rocks move leaving clearly visible tracks behind them.

Located in one of the flattest places on the face of this planet are the strange and unexplained Sailing Stones of Racetrack Playa, Death Valley, California. Once a year the "Playa" or flat desert pan experiences short winter rains and becomes slippery as the hexagonal desert floor turns back to mud. During this time the boulders and rocks move leaving clearly visible tracks behind them.

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