Monday, August 11, 2008

Red Rock Canyon

On Sunday my husband was experiencing a mild case of cabin fever. We agreed to go on a drive to see the Red Rock Canyon, just about an hour away, and a place we'd never been before. The drive took us out into desert. We pulled into the Ricardo Campground to look around, since most of the area was actually off-road.

My first impression of the area was that it was rather arid. That is a big "DUH!" since it is in the desert. As we got closer it started looking more like the landscape of a strange foreign planet. That was not so far fetched, as several movies have been filmed in the area, though not all science fiction. (Click here and then click on the "Credits" button.)

My next thoughts were that it looked like a surreal cathedral, with all the spires and organ pipes reaching up. And finally I thought it looked very much like a gigantic cave with no roof.

There were a lot of nooks and crannies in the walls. It wouldn't have surprised me to find an actual cave. The next picture is from inside one of the nooks, looking up.

I'm not sure how fun it would be to camp there, especially in the summer, since there are no trees whatsoever. But we agreed it might be more fun when the weather cools off a bit. There were a couple of people there that looked like they were doing the off-road thing. There are hiking trails and that might be interesting to explore the area a little closer.


Anonymous said...

B E A U T I F U L!!!!

Anonymous said...

How wonderful to have someone that gets cabin fever every once in awhile!! I would LOVE to check out places like that!! BUT, the bay area doesn't offer too much!!

pam said...