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||In addition to the featured items shown, there are many other sites of interest in Death Valley. Some of those are pictured here in no particular order.|
A 14 square mile area around Stovepipe Wells consists mainly of sand dunes. The mountains and changing wind patterns keep the dunes largely in place while the wind sculpts different patterns in them. Each visit to the dunes will reveal a new pattern, particularly as the light changes during the day.
On the road to Beatty one particular mountain stands out for its interesting shape. The erosion and strata have made a peak that appears to be helical in shape; rather like a corkscrew.
This picture could have been added to the Zabriskie Point collection as it was taken in the vicinity of the point. But, it also stands alone as a good example of the sea bottom left when the original sea that covered the area dried up.
In this area, because of soil erosion arrow weed bushes grow in clumps that look like corn shocks. The bush itself gets its name from the fact that Indians used the plants for arrow shafts.
Finally, on the way back, our tour took us through the next valley west, the Panamint Valley...
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