From Oasis to Desert

We’ve moved on to the desert south and east of the Salton Sea, at the base of the Cargo Muchacho mountains. The amazing Algodones Dunes lie west of us. We can see them from our vantage point. They may be the result of these mountains eroding over the millenium, or the accelerated erosion caused by the extensive mining of the area over the last 300 years!


The ocotillo have leafed out meaning there has been some precipitation recently. A few are still in bloom.


The Dunes are the very faint beige line on the horizon to the left.

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