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
Friday, June 22, 2012
We drove to Bridgeport today for lunch and then drove up the Sonora Pass. If you haven't driven up this pass and you ever get a chance, do it! Be warned, however, that it crests at about 10,000 feet. And, it is a VERY narrow two-lane road. Tall vehicles and campers are NOT recommended. They just wouldn't be able to make some of the turns and the winds today were pretty wild. However, if you drive it by car, you won't have any problems. There are beautiful cliffs and the Walker River runs along the road. You can see mountains of the Sierra Nevada and you can see trees all the way. The Stanislaus River flows down the west side of the Sierra Nevada and the Walker River flows down the eastern side. When we last took the pass, we came from the west. Today, we drove west and saw things we hadn't seen last time. Here are some scenes from today. Unfortunately, I got a headache and hubby was out of breath, so we didn't drive to the summit today. And, yes, my cold is actually worse.