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Death Valley National Park
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View of Devil's Golf Course

Devil's Golf Course

Photo by Marli Miller.

These lumpy salts are the residue of Death Valley's last significant lake, which had evaporated by 2,000 years ago.

Devil's Golf Course

Devil's Golf Course

Photo by Bob Greenburg, NPS.

Salt pinnacle close-up

Salt pinnacle close-up

Photo by Ray Nordeen, NPS.

Close-up of delicate lacework edges decoratiing the salt pinnacles. the lace grows up as water bearing salts is drawn upwards and evaporates into the arid atmosphere.

Salt pinnacle close-up

Salt pinnacle close up

Photo from NPS archives.

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