Death Valley National Park is being honored with a new superlative after being named a "Gold Tier" International Dark Sky Park, the largest in the world. The hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth, a scorching 134 F C), was recorded there in July
The Mysterious Sailing Stones of Death Valley. Geologists have yet to explain how rocks weighing upwards of 100 pounds seem to glide across the desert floor leaving tracks and indentations in their wake. "How about a very strong desert storm?
Sailing Stones: The mysterious moving stones of the packed-mud desert of Death Valley have been a center of scientific controversy for decades. Rocks weighing up to hundreds of pounds have been known to move up to hundreds of yards at a time.
A Sailing Stone in Death Valley How did this big rock end up on this strange terrain? One of the more unusual places here on Earth occurs inside Death Valley, California, USA. High winds after a rain pushes heavy rocks across a temporarily slick lakebed.