April 23, 2008

This is NOT your grandfather's desert...

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Look closely. The only healthy "palm trees" here are the cell phone [faux] trees!

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Funny to see soooo much farm land in the middle of the desert. Here's one of the palm tree farms.

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I told you the Dog Dude was a better climber than I.

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In these 3 former photos you can see the Salton Sea in the distance.

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Remember how the Dog Dude fell into the Sea? Here you can see the dried, caked-on salt.

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13 comments:

Rhea said...

Love the crevice photos! What a neat rock formation.

salty, dirty dog = no fun to clean!

Cell phone tower/palm trees are hilarious and so weird. Palm tree farms, never heard of that before. Wild!!

Love the pics!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, the cell phone towers, what can I say?! That's not something you're likey to see in NY.

Lovely rock photos. I especially like the cave-type formation.

Your dog dude is very cute. I'm not sure I've ever put our dog dude on the blog!I may have to remedy that one day.

KJ in NC said...

The cell towers are cool. Wish we had something like that around here besides those ugly poles.

The Ridge School said...

Love the cell phone towers! Just saw Into the Wild and the Salton Sea reminded me once again how sad it was.

Meliss said...

The first picture makes me sad...
I fell on my butt when hiking last weekend...
I like the spare beauty of the desert...
I love all your pictures as usual...

Lorna said...

I love the shot of you all in the crevice. You look like you are inside a huge tree.

Kat said...

I like your cell phone trees...we have huge pine "cell" trees here. Would be fun if they mixed it up and gave us some palm cells :-)

Wee Pip said...

What a beautiful hike! Great pics:)

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmm.....interesting....it's kinda....do you ever look at something and...never mind...

Paige said...

Great pictures, the cell phone palms made me laugh, thanks for sharing.

LisaWA said...

Every time I come here and see that header... I just want to go there!

As always... cool sites! The rocks are impressive...

Happy WW...*Ü* my ww bud...

Brittney said...

What a cool place! I can't wait to go there! Watch out CA...here I come!

Brittney :o)

gekke mum said...

ugh - that looks HOT! (as in the sweaty kind, not the Paris Hilton kind)