met Joe Saturday morning and we headed up the road...
umm. let's go up the right road now :)
interesting terrain in here at the beginning of the hike.
Recent rains encouraged a tiny flower
Ocotillos were greened up, too.
suppose the cholla liked the rains, too.
wind cavey looking things, but not the "official" wind caves.
View into the Badlands
Looking down into the badlands. I bet there is some interesting stuff back in there.
shell fossil along the way
there they are
Joe approaching the caves
Joe cooling off. There was a nice breeze in here and with the shade seemed about 15 degrees cooler.
view out the back
inside another cave
silly shot inside main cave
We clibed around and up the back side
Joe at the front
These looked like windcaves in the embryonic stage.
shell fossil loaded earth
Looking back at caves from behind
conch shell. There were alot of these.
just forming windcaves
again. (Salton Sea way out there top right)
Need ID- grew on long tall stem
Started out like this, maybe half inch across.
Back to the main cave to cool off.
Time to go
another view of the badlands, zoomed in a bit