trona pinnacles at searles lake

The Trona Pinnacles was our fourth site. They are located at the southwestern edge of the Searles Lake Basin. The pinnacles are made mostly of a form of calcium carbonate called tuffa. The tuffa towers are as high as 120 feet, and clusters of them reach as far as 500 feet in length.

Group Wetting

Ray Russ

Lisa Sullivan

Linda Gass

Jim Feuhrer

Harlow Williams

Mark Brest van Kempen

Ceevah Sobel

Eric Hulteen & Kyra Rice