Red Hill Ice Playa
Hwy 395, California, December 2008. Ice has filled in the cracks of this playa near Red Hill cinder cone, creating this unusual "alligator" pattern. We came here expecting to find a dry playa, or maybe a muddy mess, but instead the abundant rain/snow, followed by sub-freezing temperatures gave a rare photographic opportunity. I'm sure there's other treasures to be discovered in the Owens Valley.