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30 January 2008 @ 11:03 am
Sliding Rocks?  
    For the big chunk of the first part of my life i didn't travel much further west the western Tennessee. Hence my experience in the field of backpacking was, I won't use the word limited because I was HARDLY limited, but concentrated to the eastern area of the continent. As soon as I ventured into the wild west my interest was peaked immediately. Something I have yet to see but recently discovered exists is the phenomenon of sliding rocks in the Racetrack Playa. A variety of explanations have been offered, ghosts!? Well that will depend on your personal investigation of the situation I assume. Racetrack Playa resides in Death Valley. Death Valley is one of only 33 areas of dry land below sea level.

Sliding Rocks! Ghosts?
 
 
 
csummerlcsummerl on January 29th, 2008 05:28 pm (UTC)
WOW! that a really cool picture. i went to colorado 2 and it amazing. i thought that smokies were big, but the rockies were HUG! I really enjoyed it, as it seems you did too.
goodforeverydaygoodforeveryday on January 29th, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC)
i wonder how solid the ground is. like how compact. because i bet that has something to do with the trails. magnetism? erosion? wind? hell if i know. i like the idea that humans don't know everything. keep us in check nature. booyah.
ridleybridleyb on January 29th, 2008 07:07 pm (UTC)
the article mentioned that the ground is like really soft mud, so when it DOES rain it could be clikc, I just love that no human has ever seen them move!
msdevonmsdevon on January 29th, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
How crazy!

(It must be aliens.)
ridleybridleyb on January 29th, 2008 07:08 pm (UTC)
I swear! I just can't get over the fact that noone has actually ever seen them in the process of "sliding".
msdevonmsdevon on January 29th, 2008 07:08 pm (UTC)
Maybe they just slide so incredibly slowly...?
goodforeverydaygoodforeveryday on January 29th, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC)
that would be my guess. maybe they roll? it doesnt really look like it though.
ridleybridleyb on January 29th, 2008 07:11 pm (UTC)
Even if they went slowly someone would see wouldnt they? I mean, they leave a trail....
lizardking89lizardking89 on January 29th, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)
Thats filthy ridiculous man...haha in by that I mean awesoome...I might just move to Colorado and just sit watch to see if I can be the first human to see them move.
ridleybridleyb on January 29th, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
Just to clear things up guys, Racetrack Playa is in California, but still, please visit Colorado, I'll now have to post something equally interesting from CO to keep your interest!
utchaser_4utchaser_4 on January 29th, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC)
thats pretty sweet
nfrench1nfrench1 on January 31st, 2008 02:47 am (UTC)
there is no way that is a freakin rock!? Its awesome but it has to be like a giant desert snail or something haha. Did u take that picture or did u find it?
ridleybridleyb on January 31st, 2008 04:51 am (UTC)
O i definitely found it , you can see a lot more of them in the linked article. My plan is to go there for the first time over the summer. and they are rocks! The article mentioned that they were normally at least one hundred pounds or so.