Truckhaven BLM, California
Riley and I headed up to the rim to visit for morning coffee and on the way stopped to chat with some folks we noticed in an area of interest to us but laden with signs. To our delight we found the answers to the questions to our likening and will be returning in the future with a much better to place to park.
|I love the colours!|
|The entrance to the slot canyon. |
|I fear the arch won't be here much longer, there are signs of deterioration. |
|Doug offered to give a size reference.|
We arrived on the rim for morning coffee with the folks, of course Yuma greeted us as if it had been years since we were last together instead of just yesterday. Deb & Tom ( Celebrating the Dance )and Doug (Miss Adventure Travels ) as well as Riley and I sat around enjoying the company and the moments. We made plans for later and with that Riley and I came back to the Igloo.
|Calcite I believe. |
|The rocks are embedded in the sand. Yes, that is sand, hard and unyielding. |
|All of this is made of sand.|
|A small crevice, too high to climb up into and very skinny. |
I returned alone as Riley had a sinus headache. We left Yuma guarding their home dirt and the four of us headed off in the Little Black Limo to the slot canyon Doug had recently visited. An enjoyable trek for us as we marvelled at the smooth walls and poked our noses in all kinds of places. We met a couple of fellow Canadians on the path, they hail from BC, but the woman grew up within about a 100 miles of where I did. Although she was across the waters of Lake Huron on the Bruce Peninsula. It truly is a small world.
|Tiny rivulets of sand. |
|Explorer Tom. |
|Yep, we went up there. |
|An expansion joint like line between the layers of sand. |
Back at the rim, we visited a bit longer before I headed home. I like to be home before dark and Riley was here alone. It’s been a great day and I truly enjoyed my time with friends.
|I love the wall of sand. |
|We followed the canyon floor along. |
|Nancy, it looks like they used that paint here like on your house....white spots. |
|We didn't go up that way...we thought about it, but didn't do it. |
|More Calcite. |
|I had to hold up the wall until the others went past. |
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed the photos.
Until next time….
Take care, stay safe,
Great pics,fascinating effects of water,wind & sun- what a great area explore.Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
You are most welcome. I’m not doing nearly as much exploration this year but I do hope to get in a few things before we head back home.Delete
That looks like a great hike. Barb and I love slot canyons! Well, as long as there's no rain in the forecast.ReplyDelete
I enjoy them too. Maybe Riley and I will find the one in Box Canyon while we are in the area. We enjoyed that one a few years ago.Delete
A very cool place to visit! The walls are amazing!ReplyDelete
The walls are all sand, the high water mark shows the smooth bottoms and anywhere the wind can reach is smooth but not like water worn smooth. Big and little stones embedded in the walls. Very interesting place.Delete
Glad you got the answers you wanted regarding a new area! Beautiful pictures, but I always enjoy them :)ReplyDelete
I was happy with the answers!!! Like you I always love the desert views.Delete
Beautiful pictures of the sand the i love the blue calcite. 💙ReplyDelete
We didn't notice on the way in but it was so evident on the way out.Delete