Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Trona Pinnacles

The Trona Pinnacles are an unusual geological feature in the California Desert National conservation Area.  The unusual landscape consists of more than 500 tufa spires (porous rock formed as a deposit when springs interact with other bodies of water), some as high as 140 feet, rising from the bed of the Searles Lake (dry) basin.  The pinnacles vary in size and shape from short and squat to tall and thin, and are composed primarily of calcium carbonate (tufa).  They now sit isolated and slowly crumbling away near the south end of the valley, surrounded by many square miles of flat, dried mud and with stark mountain ranges at either side.








    


Friday, May 27, 2016

Trona Pinnacles - Sneak Peek

The Pinnacles are recognizable in more than a dozen hit movies.  Over thirty film projects a year are shot amoun the tufa pinnacles, including backdrops for car commercials and sci-fi movies and television series such as Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Disney's Dinosaur, The Gate II, Lost in Space and Planet of the Apes.




Thursday, May 26, 2016

Up, Middle, Low

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.








Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Traxx

The right train of thought can take you to a better station in life.



Tuesday, May 24, 2016

red rock canyon state park

Desert cliffs, buttes, and spectacular rock formations.







Monday, May 23, 2016

The Long Road

Happy Monday!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Relaxing Sunsets

Have a wonderful weekend!



Thursday, May 19, 2016

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016