What is So Interesting About Clark Dry Lake?

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gold DRE #00697006

When I spotted this lake in the distance, I insisted we drive as close as we could get. Good thing we had rented a Buick Enclave, which pretty much goes anywhere. My husband seemed a bit uncomfortable driving into the washes but then he has never owned a jeep nor participated in four-wheeling like I have.

There is so much to see and do on a dry lake bed. For starters, the bed is not always totally dry. When there is a lot of rain, you can spot fairy shrimp at Clark Dry Lake. There is also vegetation such as creosote bushes, driftwood here and there and every so often an ocotillo, which is my new favorite desert plant. Ants galore. At one point, Clark Dry Lake was used by the military during World War II as a bombing range.

You can read more and see a bunch more photos in my personal blog today at this link: Photos of Clark Dry Lake at Anza Borrego Desert.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Myrl Jeffcoat
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I have to say it.  That landscape reminds me of my own skin at the end of winter!

Mar 24, 2019 12:22 PM #1
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Kathy Streib
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Elizabeth- how interesting!!!!! Can you drive all over the dry lake or do you have to follow a certain trail???

Mar 24, 2019 04:27 PM #2
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Myrl Jeffcoat You and me both, Myrl. I am required to bathe myself in dry skin lotion when I am in Sacramento. Even my scalp gets dry.

Mar 24, 2019 04:44 PM #3
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Kathy Streib Most people walk the whole way but we drove most of it. You can drive almost to the lake bed if you're willing to navigate the washes and cross back and forth to the original trail.

Mar 24, 2019 04:45 PM #4
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I'm surprised it's dry, Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents - I read a week or so ago about a 10-mile long lake that formed in Death Valley of all places because of the tremendous rains of late. 

Remember the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah and the tremendous speeds autos could go? I'm picturing you egging on your husband at this lake!!

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Hi Elizabeth,  Thanks for sharing this great picture and story.  I don't recall ever seeing a dry lake bed like this.

Mar 24, 2019 08:14 PM #6
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Sharon Tara
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This is all new to me...I had never heard of a dry lake before. Very interesting and quite pretty!

Mar 25, 2019 06:25 PM #7
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Lottie Kendall We were driving very slowly through the washes, careful not to disturb any native vegetation, so no egging on, no race-car driving.

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Elizabeth, I have never been inspired to drive on a dry lake nor on a completely frozen over one on the East Coast, Endre

Mar 25, 2019 11:49 PM #9
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Endre Barath, Jr. For the record, I don't know why people think we are driving on the lake, we are not driving on the lake bed. LOL. That would be foolish and a good way to get stuck, not to mention, destroy the environment.

Mar 26, 2019 08:29 AM #10
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