Once I left Mahogany Flat, I drove straight to the Racetrack, one of the most iconic landmarks in Death Valley, which I’d been wanting to visit for quite some time. My last attempt was over a year ago. Particularly known for its 1.5-inch-a-year sailing stones, this racetrack-shaped dry lakebed lay about 25 miles beyond Ubehebe Crater. Once night fell, thanks to, probably, the almost freezing temperature, no one was around. Literally, I had this enormous floor filled with mud cracks all to myself while the Milky Way was slowly moving across the heavenly body. I was a happy camper.
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