'Star Trek 5: The Final Frontier'- 'Trona Pinnacles- Ridgecrest California
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member calgriz
N 35° 37.102 W 117° 22.068
11S E 466692 N 3941683
Quick Description: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier filming location: ‘Nimbus III in the Neutral Zone, the Planet of Galactic Peace’- Owens Dry Lake in the Mojave Desert, north of Mojave, California near Ridgecrest CA between Routes 395 and 136.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/13/2014 1:37:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMKPXA
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Long Description:
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier filming locations: ‘Nimbus III in the Neutral Zone, the Planet of Galactic Peace’- Owens Dry Lake in the Mojave Desert, north of Mojave, California between Routes 395 and 136.
Trona Pinnacles Recreation Lands, an area in the Searles Dry Lake Bed in Trona, San Bernardino County near Ridgecrest CA, central California, was used as planetary place, Sha Ka Ree.


A visit to the Trona Pinnacles will be a journey into one of the most unusual geologic wonders in the California Desert. This unique landscape consists of more than 500 tufa (calcium carbonate) pinnacles rising from the bed of the Searles Dry Lake basin. These tufa spires, some as high as 140 feet, were formed underwater 10,000 to 100,000 years ago when Searles Lake formed a link in an interconnected chain of Pleistocene lakes stretching from Mono Lake to Death Valley.

Trona Pinnacles is located approximately 20 miles east of Ridgecrest. Access from a BLM dirt road (RM143) that leaves SR 178, about 7.7 miles east of the intersection of SR 178 and the Trona-Red Mountain Road. The 5-mile long dirt road from SR 178 to the Pinnacles is usually accessible to 2-wheel drive vehicles, however, the road may be closed during the winter months after a heavy rain.
Which Series or Movie?: Star Trek 5- The Final Frontier

Is there an admission charge?: No

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