The pinnacles at Trona
are not especially colourful, and are all composed of the same type of rock (tufa) but are made more photogenic by the barren surroundings. The spires were once columns enclosing underwater hot springs in an ancient lake, long since dried up, so they now sit in the middle of a vast dry, flat, dusty plain, in the Mojave Desert of southern California. Some of the pinnacles have interesting, hoodoo-like shapes, while others are more uniform. The area is managed by the BLM as Pinnacles National Natural Landmark
, and is a popular place for free camping.
: Along a 5 mile track, south of Trona Road - details