Death Valley and environs is an unendingly fascinating collection of naked rock exposures. The next post or two concentrates on a particularly instructive roadside classroom east of the park near the Nevada border. It is rather famous amongst Death Valley travelers, and has been featured in a few textbooks as well. With a caption that as often as not is incorrect!
Clearly a fault exposure....what kind of fault is it? It is a problem my first year students get to deal with on the second day of their field trip to Death Valley. If you know this outcrop well, hold back a few hours and let others give it a shot.