Desertscapes - LoriCareyPhotography
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The surreal tufa spires of the Trona Pinnacles rise from the bed of Searles Dry Lake. They were formed underwater between 10,000 and 100,000 years ago when Searles Lake formed a link in an interconnected chain of Pleistocene lakes stretching from Mono Lake to Death Valley. The Trona Pinnacles are located 20 miles east of Ridgecrest, California in the Mojave Desert.

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