Death Valley

PLOS One Journal:
The GPS unit with its battery pack is inserted into a cavity bored into the top of the rock. The GPS continuously logs its position after a switch is triggered by the stone moving away from a magnet set in the playa. The surface of the playa is frozen in this image, but the ice had melted or was floating when the trail formed. (Image by Mike Hartmann.
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Caught On Camera: Mystery Of Death Valley’s ‘Sailing Rocks’ Solved, Mother Nature Is A Fan Of Curling

Using GPS-fitted boulders in the flat, parched desert of Death Valley, and tying in the data to a weather station, researchers with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego have confirmed that rocks weighing hundreds of pounds are pushed along on a thin sheet of ice by light winds, in a sort of natural display of truly Olympic “curling.”

08/29/2014

Yosemite Valley (Photo Credit: Randy Yagi)

Top Natural Wonders In The USA

America is blessed with an abundance of natural wonders, from pristine lakes and mighty rivers to natural sandstone arches and snow-capped mountains.

10/15/2013

Eye On The Bay: Desert Roadtrippers Pt. 1

San Francisco Man Missing In Death Valley

A 67-year-old bicyclist from San Francisco is missing, more than a week after he stepped away from a campfire in Death Valley National Park and vanished.

03/20/2012

Eye On The Bay: Desert Roadtrippers Pt. 1

Eye On The Bay: Desert Roadtrippers Pt.5 – 8/26/11

Desert Roadtrippers, Part Five Dead fish, sputtering mud, and a jackpot Our 5-day, 1500-mile desert road trip odyssey comes to an end in a most bizarre place – The Salton Sea. Parts of this largest […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/26/2011

Eye On The Bay: Desert Roadtrippers Pt. 1

Eye On The Bay: Desert Roadtrippers Pt.4 – 8/25/11

Desert Roadtrippers, Part Four What a long strange trip it’s been….and we’ve still got two days of our desert road trip to go! Today, the fearless threesome (now being referred to by the crew as […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/25/2011

Eye On The Bay: Desert Roadtrippers Pt. 1

Eye On The Bay: Desert Roadtrippers Pt.3 – 8/24/11

Desert Roadtrippers, Part Three Simply put, the greatest part about the third leg of our great California desert journey is….little driving today!  After 750 miles of wonderful scenery, majestic desertscapes and fantastically quirky roadside landmarks, […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/24/2011

Eye On The Bay: Desert Roadtrippers Pt. 1

Eye On The Bay: Desert Roadtrippers Pt.2 – 8/23/11

Desert Roadtrippers, Part Two . SOUTHBOUND TO QUIRKYVILLE: Day two of our great desert journey finds us heading south out of the majestic, barren and oh so wonderful Death Valley National Park, with a stop […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/23/2011

Eye On The Bay: Desert Roadtrippers Pt. 1

Eye On The Bay: Desert Roadtrippers Pt.1 – 8/22/11

Desert Roadtrippers, Part One   A LONG WAY FROM THE BAY: For the past several years, the “Eye on the Bay” crew has been plotting and pleading to make a trip to the southern California […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/22/2011

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