After hiking Golden Canyon, we hit Badwater for a few while the sun was still shining. On our way back to Texas Springs Campground, the moon had started ascending the sky and was well worth ending the year with.
Golden Canyon is a short gorge that cuts into brightly colored sandstone rocks in many glowing shades of orange, gold and red, with the ever-present deep blue sky above making the hues seem especially sharp and intense. Once there was a paved road running up the whole length but this has long been disused and… Continue reading Day 11: Golden Canyon: How Zabriskie Point, Gower Gulch & Red Cathedral looked on the last day of 2009
Ubehebe(pronounced YOU-bee-HEE-bee) crater is the largest of a series of craters in the Northern end of Cottonwood Mountains, Death Valley National park. Its smaller incarnations are referred to as “little Hebes”.
Here is the link to the Wikipedia article mentioning the racetrack. The name comes from the tracks left on the dry sandy ground which used to be a lake bottom long time ago. The rocks are supposed to move with no human or animal intervention but rather due to slides guiding them to the ground… Continue reading Day 10: Racetrack Playa, The Sailing Stones
Just across the street from Mosaic Canyon, Sand Dunes was our second destination after we returned from the Canyon.
This was the first hike/walk with the SF Bay Area Geology hiking group. Lee did a great job explaining possible theories regarding the formation of this canyon. Enjoy!