North of MM 4, Ogilby Road, Winterhaven, California
A coolish morning but the sun shone all day. I didn't wear shorts due to the coldish north wind but I did enjoy a nice walk, noticed a few blooms but otherwise the day was uneventful. The wind while gusty at times was not unbearable but I was happy when I headed home after my walk.
|We left off here. Those pipes feed water from this rock tank to the long steel tanks that look like rail cars. |
|The rocks are extremely smooth, with little dribbles of water here and there. |
|No pebbles or sand on the rocks, just in the little holes. |
Today's photos pick up where yesterday's left off. Jerry and I walked down to the bottom of the ravine and found a few small tanks or indentations in the rocks, but the waterway itself interested me. The rocks were extremely smooth, with little to no sand or debris on them. It was interesting. We could find no evidence of a mine that would require this elaborate set up. Plus it would have been very hard to get the water up to any type of mine, the lines all ran the wrong way. They came down with indications of release, not up with indications of pumps. Screens over the ends of pipes indicate that the water was going into not out of them. Enjoy the walk up the river bed.
It was easy walking. Jerry is ahead at the curve. It is easy to imagine the water roaring down here, crashing and smashing. There are "lines" in all of the rocks, everywhere you look. Straight and solid.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you had an excellent day!
Can you see Jerry way up there? I turned around here, the stones looked pretty big ahead. It was stunning to see the smoothness and the beauty here created by the force of nature.
Until next time.....
How can one not find beauty in this? 10, 000 gallons of water in these tanks with no apparent purpose for them being here. How can that be? They are full.
Take care, stay safe,
I wonder if those big black tanks are for fire suppression ... or wildlife ??? That's a big expense for a defunct mine or an attempt at ranching.ReplyDelete
Anza Borrego had some for wildlife during the draught, but they wee removed a few years ago ... during the draught!
No idea, but the valves on the two black tanks work and water comes out. No sign of pumps or such. It is an interesting desert puzzle.Delete
Happy St. Patrick's Day!ReplyDelete
Wow. I had no idea you two encountered such interesting terrain. Jerry told me what you found but your pictures really bring everything to life.ReplyDelete
Jerry always finds the most interesting things for us to see.Delete
I've seen those barrels used for wildlife water. They set up drinking basins further up the mountains, filled using these tanks. It's interesting how many volunteers work on these wildlife water projects.ReplyDelete
There is no way to move the water into the mountains. The rock tanks fill the lower tanks, an over flow spigot to release water is after the rock tanks. The two black tanks have no lines in or out but are full and sit at the top of the path leading down into the dam area but couldn’t be used to fill the area behind the dam, nor the rock tanks. Just odd, but interesting.Delete
Beautiful ravine. You can tell water has moved over the rocks at great speed to make them so clean and smooth. I, too, wonder why the water tanks are there.ReplyDelete
It's a mystery! It was beautiful, you would have enjoyed the trek and Yuma would have had a blast.Delete