Mike's Garage

Cuddeback Dry Lake

When standing water is present on a dry lake bed wave action and ice rafting, both wind related phenomena, transport gravels and rocks that collect there.  Bob Verish wrote an interesting article documenting transported rocks on dry lake surfaces: http://meteorite-recovery.tripod.com/2006/mar06.htm.

I noticed that at Cuddeback Dry lake the gravels left behind when the water dries form large gravel bars with distinct shorelines.


In areas where there were fewer rocks the outlines of shorelines could still be made out.


A depression left behind by wind and water erosion.


I spent the day following the rocks, but unfortunately did not find any meteorites.


The same view as above, several hours later and many more miles to the south.