Classic Southwest

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Runner and ice. Racetrack, Death Valley NM, California
A 'running' rock at the racetrack playa west of Death Valley National Park. The water is actually ice. The stone, although showing evidence of motion, is frozen in its track. This phenomenon is still unexplained; scientists disagree on how or when the rocks move, but they do move, leaving trails in the mud. The image of the stone seems to pose man's greatest questions in life: 'Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going?"