Death Valley - LoriCareyPhotography
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Devil's Golf Course - the terrain of an ancient lake bed that evaporated over 2000 years ago. The crystals are almost pure table salt (95% NaCl). It is one of the largest salt pans in North America. Devil's Golf Course lies in a part of the valley that is several feet above the flood level. The pinnacles form when the salty water rises up from the mud floor. Capillary action draws the water upward, leaving a salty residue. Wind and rain work to erode and sculpt the salty spires.

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