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Apr 27, 2015 - Trona Pinnacles

The drive through this amazing area takes you on a jouney into one of the most unusual landscapes in the Mojave Desert. Hundreds of pinnacles rise as high as 140 feet and all were formed underwater in the Searle Lake that once covered this region. The formations are actually Tufa (calcium carbonate). The pinnacles are designated as a National Natural Landmark. Summer temperatures often exceed 110 degrees so we chose to visit in the spring although fall and winter months would also work.

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Oct 10, 2010 - Pinnacles National Park

On Sunday afternoon we visited Pinnacles National Park which is on BLM land. It is very close to Trona and holds some of the biggest Tufa towers that I have ever seen. These towers were formed the same way as the tufa towers at Mono Lake however these towers are hundreds of feet high. In the far past this area was under more than 600ft of water. As calcium rich hot springs flowed up into the salty water, these tufa towers were formed. There is a very good road that leads right up to and around these towers. Thankfully no hiking in 100...

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Oct 9, 2010 - Searles Lake Gem & Mineral Show

We arrived in Trona on Oct 8. Dry camping on Searles Valley Minerals property 5.00 per night. This is the first time that we have been here. Had no idea where to put the rig. We just knew that since we had Bud Lite, we couldn't park inside the fence. We saw an open gate and an RV parked under some trees. We thought that was fantastic, especially since it was the only place that had trees. So we drove in and found a nice spot right in the middle of four trees. However when we got out, we saw a lot of golf balls around and then some little...

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