Ramblings in The Yuha Basin
Imperial County California
The Yuha Desert is an unusual place to wander and during the 2020-2021 Pandemic gives me the perfect place to hike and maintain Social Distancing measured not in feet but miles. Here there is evidence of Ancient waterways both Salt and fresh, Ancient Man in the form of Geolglyphs, as well as Interesting fossils and rock formations. The Yuha Oyster Beds lay near by luring in Rock collectors looking for Fossil Oysters as well as other rock formations. The De Anza Expedition1775 also made their way through here and found water at nearby Yuha well. Many other adventures await here, but beware this is an unforgiving region for those not experienced for it.
Morning Storms passing overhead February 12 2021, got a bit wet and saw what appears to have been a small funnel over a hill in the other valley. Storm passed but was very windy with some gust the rest of the day.
Traveling about I come across an Ancient Fossilized Tree Trunk, breaking apart into smaller pieces, it's outline still visible in the ground. These are reminders of the environment millions of years ago when different species roam the area.