Posted on 09/15/2013

Photo taken on October 22, 2008

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Ancient rock alignment

Ancient rock alignment
There are a number of ancient man-made rock alignments in the Death Valley-Panamint Valley area. They may be very, very old. This is the one near Furnace Creek. It obviously has fallen victim to the park restoration program, and is now a perfect line of rocks with nothing (desert varnish, ways rocks were originally stacked, etc.) to show its age or meaning.

All parks with visible history have a dilemma: should they allow their fragile artifacts to be visited to death or should they "restore" the life out of them?

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Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Great landscape shot!
5 years ago.