My adventures in and near Deep Canyon, located near Palm Desert, CA and the pinyon mountains near it.
A view from Pinyon Flats, next to Deep Canyon
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Rock formations~Sunday Stills Challenge~102211
There are plenty of rock formations going up along Highway 74 and Deep Canyon. At least, until I reach the pinyon forest and then beyond. I stopped this morning and took these photos from one of the turnouts. Further up is Vista Point and from there, you can see all the way across the Coachella Valley to Joshua Tree National Park. These formations are much more dramatic when clouds hover around and above them, but we have clear weather forecast for the next ten days. Sometimes, in the winter, they are sprinkled with snow. Then, the dark color of the rocks stands out against the white snow and it is very striking. Sunday Stills Challenge for October 22, 2011. This is actually Carizzo Canyon, which runs parallel to Deep Canyon along Highway 74 above Palm Desert, CA. To visit the Sunday Stills Challenge website, please head on over to: http://sundaystills.wordpress.com/