Borrego Springs, CA
This morning (Wednesday) we drove about twenty miles to the south east, through Ocotillo Wells, to visit the Split Mountain area. Ocotillo Wells is an interesting town. On Google Maps you get the impression that it is a real town as you see a number of streets. But when you drive through it, you find that there is nothing there, just some empty dirt roads.
We turned south just past Main Street (yes, Ocotillo Wells has a main street, just no buildings) and drove a few miles before entering Fish Creek Wash through Split Mountain Canyon.
We parked the Jeep and began to hike up another wash (dried creek bed).
The creek is surrounded by mud hills that glisten with pieces of gypsum.
About a mile up the wash we turned up a smaller wash and reached the goal of this hike. The wash here is filled with the fossilized remains of scallops and oysters who thrived here millions of years ago when the area was covered with water as part of the Gulf of California.
After our hike we took a drive back up to Font’s Point to see if the sunset was any better than our visit the night before.
The sunset was just ok, but the panoramic view was impressive.
That’s all for now . . .