The playa only gets so much rain each year. Usually, most of the precipitation comes as snow in the winter, but this year is probably going to prove an exception to that norm. There was a lot more rain this year then last year, and before, during, and after the rain, there's always dust and more dust.

In the background, you can see a dust devil. Those were actually kind of cool, especially when you got in the middle of one and looked up.