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Appearances

There was a mad rush to Death Valley a couple of years ago.  On the way, the Trona Pinnacles became a brief rest stop for the five photographers who participated in this perilous journey.  Thirty-six hours of camaraderie, fun, laughter and awe.

Trona Pinnacles, California 2013

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Waiting For You

The town is still waiting for Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper to come back for a visit.  A scene from the 1969 film, Easy Rider, was filmed here.

Ballarat, California 2013

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Waiting

Someday, these items may be called back into service or parts of them.  For now, they just bake in the desert sun at Ballarat, California.  For a few hours in January 2013, they had company from +Shari Seibold, +Christi Nielsen, +Lorne Thomas, +Sergey Sus and myself.

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Searless Lake

The water may be gone, the the tufas remain.  The Trona Pinnacles in the California desert formed as deposits when springs interacted with the lake water.

If you watch movies, you may recognize the pinnacles from Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Disney's Dinosaur, The Gate II, Lost in Space, and Planet of the Apes among others.

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Trona Railway Company

Trona, California during a drive-by to Death Valley in 2013.

For Railfans  curated by  +Bob Harbison +Gene Bowker #Railroad +Railfans
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Shredded

Well, I rolled and I tumbled, cried the whole night long
Well, I woke up this mornin', didn't know right from wrong
--Muddy Waters

The ghost town of Ballarat, California  seems like a good place to drop your old worn tire.

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Left Behind

The Geico gekco spent the night in Ballarat (California ghost town) years ago.  To commemorate the visit, a head board for his bed was fabricated and now hangs on the wall.  Conversation that night was very limited, evidently Jake Wood couldn't make the trip  Jake does the voice over for the gecko.

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The Stance

How long does it take five photographers to drive 5 miles?  Obviously, there is no correct answer.  Out with +Shari Seibold, +Lorne Thomas, +Sergey Sus and +Christi Nielsen.

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The Road Wonders

Is it the white line?  Is it the tire tracks?  Is it the road?  Is it the mountains?  Is it the people?  It doesn't matter.  Whatever it is, its there and needs to be recorded for posterity.  +Sergey Sus and +Lorne Thomas take advantage of the lull in traffic.

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Water Long Gone

The tufas which make up the Trona Pinnacles are quite interesting.  This is an example of what is known as a tower; taller than it is wide.  A daytime visit is alright, but, the nights are when these guys really put on a show.  +Shari Seibold and I haven't been at night yet.  Picture the Milky Way behind these guys.

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